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PostPosted: Fri 05 Mar 2021 10:57 pm 
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Hi! I've been looking for an Irish translation to two different chants. I think their Buddhists chants and really wanted to know if I could find an Irish equivalent as the translation page on Google seems off, or maybe I'm missing something, as some words don't seem to translate.

First:
''I bow to the infinite''

Second:
''I bow to the void'' or that could be energy or something, I'm not sure if void is the right word, or maybe a bad translation, maybe it was for the universe or something, the unknowable I think, or something like that.

I know the first one is a properly translated Buddhist chant, but it could also be ''I bow to the infinite light''.

The reason I'm asking is a friend of mine wanted this chant translated in Irish so I can send to them (we send each other postcards, as we live on other sides of the world) as she wants to see this in my language. She knows Irish people speak English but she knew we had our own language and preferred to read it in that. Along with pronunciation as well.

Any help with the correct translation of this? And pronunciation. I'm still very new to Irish, as I spent my childhood and teen years in England, I never had the opportunity to learn it from a young age, and now that I'm (much older), I'm struggling, especially with my medical condition which cause really bad memory and brain fog lol!

Anyway, thank you if you can help, or even if you know a website that may be able to help me form a sentence.


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PostPosted: Sat 06 Mar 2021 7:56 pm 
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SolasSídhe wrote:
Hi! I've been looking for an Irish translation to two different chants. I think their Buddhists chants and really wanted to know if I could find an Irish equivalent as the translation page on Google seems off, or maybe I'm missing something, as some words don't seem to translate.

First:
''I bow to the infinite''

Second:
''I bow to the void'' or that could be energy or something, I'm not sure if void is the right word, or maybe a bad translation, maybe it was for the universe or something, the unknowable I think, or something like that.

I know the first one is a properly translated Buddhist chant, but it could also be ''I bow to the infinite light''.

The reason I'm asking is a friend of mine wanted this chant translated in Irish so I can send to them (we send each other postcards, as we live on other sides of the world) as she wants to see this in my language. She knows Irish people speak English but she knew we had our own language and preferred to read it in that. Along with pronunciation as well.

Any help with the correct translation of this? And pronunciation. I'm still very new to Irish, as I spent my childhood and teen years in England, I never had the opportunity to learn it from a young age, and now that I'm (much older), I'm struggling, especially with my medical condition which cause really bad memory and brain fog lol!

Anyway, thank you if you can help, or even if you know a website that may be able to help me form a sentence.


Even after my Wikipedia crash course on Buddhism I still don't know what infinity means to them.
Wikipedia: For Buddhists, the term "Innumerable Meanings" or "Infinite Meanings" is used in two senses. The first, used in the singular, refers to the true aspect of all things, the true nature of all forms in the universe. The second sense, used in the plural, refers to the countless appearances or phenomena of the physical, visible world. All of these countless appearances are brought forth by the one true, pure world – the true aspect of all things (the one true Dharma of "nonform").

Umhlaíonn mé don solas gan teorainn. = I bow to the infinite light.


I bow to the void - As you're not sure yourself what "void" is it's harder to translate.
Maybe: empty space = spás folamh


Diffinitely ! Wait for others with better translations or ideas


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PostPosted: Sat 06 Mar 2021 9:43 pm 
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Bríd Mhór wrote:
SolasSídhe wrote:
Hi! I've been looking for an Irish translation to two different chants. I think their Buddhists chants and really wanted to know if I could find an Irish equivalent as the translation page on Google seems off, or maybe I'm missing something, as some words don't seem to translate.

First:
''I bow to the infinite''

Second:
''I bow to the void'' or that could be energy or something, I'm not sure if void is the right word, or maybe a bad translation, maybe it was for the universe or something, the unknowable I think, or something like that.

I know the first one is a properly translated Buddhist chant, but it could also be ''I bow to the infinite light''.

The reason I'm asking is a friend of mine wanted this chant translated in Irish so I can send to them (we send each other postcards, as we live on other sides of the world) as she wants to see this in my language. She knows Irish people speak English but she knew we had our own language and preferred to read it in that. Along with pronunciation as well.

Any help with the correct translation of this? And pronunciation. I'm still very new to Irish, as I spent my childhood and teen years in England, I never had the opportunity to learn it from a young age, and now that I'm (much older), I'm struggling, especially with my medical condition which cause really bad memory and brain fog lol!

Anyway, thank you if you can help, or even if you know a website that may be able to help me form a sentence.


Even after my Wikipedia crash course on Buddhism I still don't know what infinity means to them.
Wikipedia: For Buddhists, the term "Innumerable Meanings" or "Infinite Meanings" is used in two senses. The first, used in the singular, refers to the true aspect of all things, the true nature of all forms in the universe. The second sense, used in the plural, refers to the countless appearances or phenomena of the physical, visible world. All of these countless appearances are brought forth by the one true, pure world – the true aspect of all things (the one true Dharma of "nonform").

Umhlaíonn mé don solas gan teorainn. = I bow to the infinite light.


I bow to the void - As you're not sure yourself what "void" is it's harder to translate.
Maybe: empty space = spás folamh


Diffinitely ! Wait for others with better translations or ideas



Thank you so much for this, I'll be sure to add in the explanation as well. I must ask again about the infinite, as she may be able to explain it better to me. Thank you again! :wave:


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Mar 2021 12:16 pm 
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Umhlaíonn mé (do) ... = I bow (to) ...

... to the infinity = ... don éigríoch
... to the void = ... don fholús (or ... don fholúntas)


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PostPosted: Mon 08 Mar 2021 6:13 am 
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These translations look good to me as far as I can tell.

Gabriel Rosenstock, being the Lineage Holder of Celtic Buddhism and an Irish speaker, may have some insight into it, if you can get hold of him. I used to submit haiku and poetry to him but nothing specifically Buddhist. I will ask just out of curiosity. :LOL:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Rosenstock


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