Thanks, will look into that resource.
Three quick questions about appropriate language when talking about this:
- When referring to Siddhartha Gautama is it proper to call him “Buddha” or “the Buddha”?
- Is the pronunciation of Gautama with the emphasis on the 2nd or the 3rd “a”?
- As customary, I’m planing to pay homage to (the) Buddha with the traditional pali chanting. But since I’m not able to that myself I was planing to use this video to do it for me: YouTube Is this an appropriate version or does someone have a better one?
“The Buddha”, because the title indicates a state of attainment, not the name of a person.
The emphasis is on the first, which is often pronounced like an ’ o ’ Go -tama
There is an actual chant called ‘Homage to the Buddha’ (Namo Tassa), the one you have is a different one.
here is an example
This recording is of several chants, The Homage chant begins at 2.30 and finishes at 3.00
Best of luck with your lecture. I recommend the following suttas:
Would like to once more express my gratitude for all the help this community has provided.
My lecture will be live soon(ish). Join me here: https://twitch.tv/neuro
Is there a link to the finished event recording?
It will be a day or two before it makes its way onto youtube. I’ll link it here when it’s ready.