German Virguez – Gate Gate Mantra lyrics

[Verse]
Gate Gate Paragate
Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha
Gate Gate Paragate
Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha

[Chorus]
Gate Gate Paragate
Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha
Gate Gate Paragate
Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha
Gate means gone, gone from suffering to liberation.
Paragate means gone all the way to the other shore (to Nirvana).
Sam means everybody.
Bodhi means awakening and svaha is an expression of delight and excitement.
So the whole mantra translates as something like:
Gone, gone, gone all the way over; everyone’s gone to the other shore;
Enlightenment, All Hail!

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