[Dixielandjazz] Jubilee Sacto
robert.smith at tele2.no
Fri Jun 2 09:14:26 PDT 2006
As an all-knowing know-it-all let me comment on John McClernan's statement
> It's "Buddha" not "Budda".
In this context it's "the Buddha" not just "Buddha".
My interpretation is that the original "Budda Bless America" referred to the
Buddha, viz. Gautama Siddhartha who attained enlightenment under the sacred
bo tree in the village of Buddh Gaya (also spelt Buddha Gaya or Bodh Gaya)
some 500 years B.C.
The isolated name "buddha" refers to any person who has achieved perfect
enlightenment or to an image of the Buddha.
The Dixieland has never to my knowledge been named in this context.
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