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This is sometimes translated as the "Devotion to the Law of the Lotus Flower Scripture."
This is a meditation chant and homage to the Lotus Sutra, used by Nichiren Buddhists in Japan.
This is also a chant used in China by certain sects of Buddhism that celebrate the deity Guanyin.
Also romanized as "Nam Myōhō Renge Kyō" or without accents as "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo."
The last character was originally written as seen on the left. Sometimes, you will see it written in the Japanese variant form as shown on the right. If you want this Japanese variant, click on the "Modern Japanese Variant" text instead of the button up by the main title of this entry.
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your namu myoho renge kyo search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| nán wú miào fǎ lián huá jīng / nan2 wu2 miao4 fa3 lian2 hua2 jing1
nan wu miao fa lien hua ching
namu myōhō renge kyō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Namu Myoho Renge Kyo|
Homage to Lotus Sutra
|南無妙法蓮華經 / 南無妙法蓮華経|
|na mu myou hou ren ge kyou|
na mu myo ho ren ge kyo
|nán wú miào fǎ lián huá jīng|
nan2 wu2 miao4 fa3 lian2 hua2 jing1
nan wu miao fa lian hua jing
|nan wu miao fa lien hua ching
|In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.|
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.
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Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.
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