I invoke Buddha\'s blessing

16:58 Jul 13, 2004
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Religion
English term or phrase: I invoke Buddha\'s blessing
It's a sentence i've heard in an anime and i'd like to know how the sentence was in the original language
Simone


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4 +1御仏のご慈悲を求める
ejprotran
4 +1御仏のお情けを (Mi-Hotoke no O Nasake Wo) which literally means "My Lord Budda, please give me thy m
humbird


  

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i invoke buddha's blessing
御仏のお情けを (Mi-Hotoke no O Nasake Wo) which literally means "My Lord Budda, please give me thy m


Explanation:
First, do you want that in Japanese writing, or in Roma-Ji (English alphabet in Japanese phonetic)? Well I provide you in both. However, we must be aware this is not easy task and there should be many answers, so mine is grossly abbreviated as concept is so deep and enormous.
First of all, I've never heard "blessing" in Buddhist context. In my understanding it is a Christian idea. Thereby cultural adjustment was made there (in "anime" or whatever you are referring to), becuase "mercy" is better fit to Buddhist context than "blessing". Having said that I offer this limited answer in hope for rendering some help to you.

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Note added at 1 hr 13 mins (2004-07-13 18:11:19 GMT)
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Last part of the heading was chopped off (due to space limit). Word that follows missing \"m\" is \"mercy\".

humbird
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese, Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  Andrew MIGITA-MEEHAN: Yes but putting Mi- on Hotoke is very formal and in comic books it would be left off.
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  -> Good point, Andrew!
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i invoke buddha's blessing
御仏のご慈悲を求める


Explanation:
It would be safer for you to clearly translate the verb, "invoke" as 求める to get more accurate translation, although it could be omitted from the original sentence above depending on the tone of the dialogue in the anime.

What's more important here is how you translate the phrase of "buddha's blessing."

buddha's blessing: 仏の慈悲

In Buddhism, the word, "blessing" should be translated as (ご)慈悲 which means "giving happiness by saving all sentient beings from suffering" according to the following glossary list of Buddhism and Zen.

http://barbaria.com/god/philosophy/zen/glossary.htm#j
http://www.lung-ta.org/buddhism_teaching/teaching3.html

HTH


ejprotran
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Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese

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