Chay Sien Khiar Sien

(Version in Hokkien)

Chay Sien

Khiar Sien

Thnia Hood Keng

Thnia Liow

Hor Lang

Eh Sim Cheng Cheng


(Version in English)

Sitting meditation

Standing meditation

Listening to the mantra chants

As one listens

It makes one

Feel at peace!


About this rhyme:~

This is a  rhyme promoting one aspect of  Buddhist philosophy and that is the virtue of meditation which brings about attainable peace.

The author/owner has compiled for record, a collection of early Hokkien sayings, proverbs, rhymes and ditties to capture the essence and spirit of his hoi polloi, a community originating from the southern province of Fujian, China where individuals climbed aboard bum boats, crossing the South China Sea to settle in faraway lands to escape the brewing civil unrest and a way out from hardship carrying along with them in their journey, nothing except their trademark ponytails and their beliefs, very much rooted in Confucianism. These ditties retell their story and their lifestyle way back then so that the younger generation can gain an insight and foothold to their origin..




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