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Buddhist Chanting:Aesthetics and Symbolism=佛教梵唄的美學及象徵意義
Author Yip, Ming-mei (著)=葉明媚 (au.)
Source International Conference on Buddhist Education(9th)=國際佛教教育研討會(第9屆)
PublisherInstitute for Sino-Indian Buddhist Studies=華梵佛學研究所
Location臺北市, 臺灣 [Taipei shih, Taiwan]
Content type會議論文=Proceeding Article
NoteChinese and English Abstracts=中英文提要; 中文論文提要:頁111
Keyword葉明媚; Yip, Ming-mei
AbstractChanting is a vital of Buddhist religious observance.

The philosophy of Buddhism has great influence on its music both in terms of aesthetics and symbolism.

This paper will consider aesthetics and symbolism embedded in the practice of Buddhist chanting both as a ritual and as a means of self cultivation. It will discuss the various formal aspects of music such as its repetition of melody,descending melodic line at the end of each phrase,step-wise melodic progression and heterophony. It also involves the use of its unique instruments such as the wooden fish, the bell,the drum and the bronze bowl etc.

A comparison will be made between texts from the earlier Indian Buddhist tradition which oppose the use of music in ritual to the Mahayana tradition which encourages its use.
Created date2001.02.21
Modified date2015.06.12

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