I think I saw the flower move at some point.
... And Bingo was his name, oh!
I like it when Dr. Teeth joins in at 6:54.
Dr. Teeth and the monks of the holy order of The Electric Mayhem.
It sounds like Dethklok, but a capella.
For some reason I think this sounds awesome when mashed up with the Pi Song video from Hard & Phirm.
so non-abrahamic religions are also retarded? who'da thunk it?
|The Townleybomb |
Aaaand SOLD for $500 to the man in the saffron robe!
Five stars for Daimoku chanting by Westerners from the Nichiren school (basically Japanese Mormons), which doesn't require vinaya vows or ordination - basically this is a bunch of (probably) American boys who got together to do some Japanese singing around a Buddhist theme. Not much connection with either Buddhism or monasticism beyond that.
How is Nichiren equal to Mormonism and why does it matter if they're white?
hi baleen: american != white, but I think nationality is salient to the discernible style of chanting, as was noted by the submitter.
joseph smith vs. nichiren
latter day prophet vs. "second buddha"
exclusive doctrinal correctness
requirement to proselytize vs. shakubuku
apocalypticism vs. mappo
book of mormon vs. gosho/go-ibun
appropriation of masonic symbolism vs. mantrayana symbolism
for nichiren these include daimoku as mantra, gohonzon as yantra; in both mormonism and nichiren these appropriations are paired with doctrinal criticisms of the relevant source traditions.
here my comment was intended to emphasize the social role, and effects of shakubuku upon the group, in particular.
nikon: obviously the lotus sutra is basic to mahayana buddhism in general, but the relevance of chanting sections of it, and usage of its name in japanese as some kind of dharani, is subject to criticism of emic semiotic interpretations which can still vary as more or less buddhist. second, the role of the ordained community of bhikshus and bhikshunis is normatively considered the third aspect of the foundational triple jewel in buddhism (buddha, dharma, sangha) in which buddhists definitionally take refuge. because of this, variants of buddhism which do not possess some monastic lineage at all (and/or actively discourage its valid continuation) can hardly be considered buddhism - in many nations the bhikshuni lineages are having to be restored for historical reasons, and there's valid concern and reasoning behind going to the trouble and expense of doing so.
also, different schools of buddhism do not actually use substantively different versions of the nikayas or agamas; there are slight variations extant, for instance vows within the theravadin vinayapitaka from the pali canon, versus the vinaya vows left over from the mulasarvastivadins which most everyone else uses. the sense of these writings is substantively the same; they differ primarily in the wording of clauses. there are some differences in the wording of tibetan versus indian prakrit copies of texts (and other translations). aside from this, mahayana has its additional corpus of sutras, mantrayana schools have their various tantras, and in tibet specific teachers have bodies of treasure texts which conform to largely generic procedural norms, and the broadly aggregated philosophies of their lineage. no other school of buddhist thought takes one single sutra, as many followers of nichiren do, and fixate upon it as some kind of ultimate sutra, at the expense of comprehending dharma through a thorough comparative analysis of all extant writings. in general, be cautious of those who tend to limit information as a matter of doctrinal necessity.
Dorje, that was pretty awesome. Thanks.
I had to give a lecture on Tibetan dream yoga practices in college. After my thousandth Sanskrit term I panned across the audience and noticed everyone was asleep. I now know what I put them through.
Something about all those soft vowels.
baleen: dude how could you put a room full of people to sleep lecturing about dream yoga! you know how many funky graphics you could use for that! I could totally pull that off! I just use fancy words when I feel they could inform a capable audience...
(thanks allcaps, nikon)
Looks like someone took the High-Speed Aria advantage for his monk character.
|Doctor Arcane |
heart sutra ftw
It's no Heart of Wisdom Sutra, posers.
This works better than hypnotoad.
needs jews harp
also it probably isn't that hard to find a real Tennessee jug band on mescaline as bluegrass has been 99% co-opted by mountain hippies
OH MY GOD START LIKE FIVE OF THESE AT ONCE
|Babies Ate My Dingo |
Not as awesome/terrifying/beautiful as Tuvan throat-singing, but getting up there.
|Pope Caius |
That was very nice, Boomhauer.
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