Bnei Hekhla and Maninaya

Bnei Hekhla is the third Aramaic prayer sung at Shabbat, sung on the afternoon of Shabbat before the third, evening meal (Seudah ha-Shlishit).

The Chinese writings we are dealing with in the advanced section, were translated from detailed writings originally written in Aramaic. The original Aramaic terms can be matched up with their Chinese equivalents. As the Aramaic was translated into Persian, and later into Chinese, the Chinese translations at times picked up some Persian ideas and concepts (from the Persian, Zoroastrian religion), as well as some Chinese Buddhist terms and concepts (especially from the Pure Land form of Chinese Buddhism).