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Title: Request For SANSKRIT name of 南无德内丰严王如来
Post by: desecrator on July 04, 2017, 05:49:46 pm
Good day to everyone,

I have been trying to find the SANSKRIT name of 南无德内丰严王如来 at every possible website but with no success.

Could any kind person please let me know what is the SANSKRIT name of 南无德内丰严王如来.

I want to chant the SANSKRIT Name of 南无德内丰严王如来 to accrue merits for my mother and ancestors.

Thank you very much
Title: Re: Request For SANSKRIT name of 南无德内丰严王如来
Post by: Rahul on July 05, 2017, 11:39:14 pm
I tried looking up, but to no avail.

But why do you need to recite it in Sanskrit? And why do you need to recite in the first place?

Why Sanskrit?

You know Chinese and English. Suppose, I speak only English and I ask you to help me. If you are kindhearted and understand my plea, you would help me, won't you? Suppose I speak in Chinese and ask for a favor. You will still help me, won't you? You won't help more or little because I spoke in this or that language. So, what makes you think that a Buddha or Bodhisattva would help you more if you recite in Sanskrit?

Plus, Sanskrit was not the language Buddha used to teach. He used to teach in Pali.

Why recite?

A person is solely responsible for his/her rebirth. Nobody can help a person with his/her acquired karma's results. Whether you recite or not, your ancestors would be reborn based on THEIR own karma, and not because of your karma (recitations).

Plus, why do you think a Buddha or a Bodhisattva would help you if you repeat his/her name? That would be a sign of corruption. Suppose you are a tax officer. Would you collect more tax from a person who doesn't respect you, and less tax or even waive tax for someone because he/she has good relation with you and always praises you? What would you call such a tax officer? A corrupt one. Precisely, if a Buddha or a Bodhisattva were to grant favors because a person is reciting their name, that would make that Buddha or Bodhisattva corrupt.

This is not my personal philosophy, this is Buddha's teachings. So my friend, better care for your own karma to get a good rebirth. Recitations won't help you, nor anyone of your relatives get good rebirth. It might sound a bit uncomfortable, but let the truth be told!

But have you ever considered this: if the Buddhas and the Bodhisattvas had powers/willingness to give good rebirth to people, why would they only do so for some who recite their name? Why don't they all, out of immense compassion, just send everyone to the Pure Land and bring an end to the suffering of the people forever?
Title: Re: Request For SANSKRIT name of 南无德内丰严王如来
Post by: ratnashugden on July 25, 2017, 04:34:57 pm
Which sutra did you get the buddha's name from? Look for an english translation of the sutra, & you will find the name in english; The romanisation of the sanskrit/Pali name of the buddha.

It's virtuous to do virtuous deeds, & share/dedicate the merits with/to the dead. Hinayana, mahayana & vajrayana does this. It is not bribery. You will be the first beneficiary of it, because you are the one who will be doing it. The dead will be the second beneficiary, because they are the cause of you doing the good deeds. You can also think of yourself as asking for the buddha to help the dead, if you put aside the issue of whether you can actually share/dedicated good karma to the dead. Buddhas do help the dead, otherwise why are there prayers/sutras for funerals?

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Title: Re: Request For SANSKRIT name of 南无德内丰严王如来
Post by: The Artis Magistra on August 05, 2017, 02:28:36 pm (

So generally what may be indicated by this name is a reference to Vairocana / Mahavairocana since at the end of it it said Ru Lai.

Here is a website which mentions the full term you used: (

Then put into translate it mentions Ru Lai, that being a central (pun) point of interest in esoteric Buddhism.
Title: Re: Request For SANSKRIT name of 南无德内丰严王如来
Post by: The Artis Magistra on August 05, 2017, 02:48:06 pm
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