There are 10 Buddhist Entries in the UU Hymnal: The Answer to this Week’s UU Trivia Question

Between themselves, Philocrites and Paul Oakley came up with all of the Buddhist contributions to Singing the Living Tradition, the current hymnal of the Unitarian Universalist Association.  There are 10 in all (although several are repeats or near repeats):

181: excerpt from Metta Sutta (“Loving-kindness Sermon”) from the Sutta Nipata (“Collection of Sermons”)
183: excerpt from “To a Buddha Seated on a Lotus” by Sarojini Naidu
184: excerpt from Mahaparinibbana Sutta (“Great Final Nirvana Sermon”)
505 prayer by Thich Nhat Hanh
554 excerpt from “Earth Gathas” by Thich Nhat Hanh
595: excerpt from Metta Sutta (“Loving-kindness Sermon”) from the Sutta Nipata (“Collection of Sermons”)
596: excerpt from Metta Sutta (“Loving-kindness Sermon”) from the Sutta Nipata (“Collection of Sermons”)
597: Excerpt from the Dhammapada (“The Path of Truth”)
598: excerpt from Metta Sutta (“Loving-kindness Sermon”) from the Sutta Nipata (“Collection of Sermons”)
679 excerpt from Mahaparinibbana Sutta (“Great Final Nirvana Sermon”)

Note: many of these sources are improperly cited in the hymnal.  The list above provides the actual sources and spellings of those sources, including a translation of those texts cited in Pali.

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