Contents - A book of Buddhist Chants

(please note that the pali reflected below are imperfect due to technical limitations – please refer to the pdf download for the actual / proper contents page)

Foreword — v
Pronunciation — vi

MORNING CHANTING — 1

Buddh›bhithuti (Praise for the Buddha) — 3
Dhamm›bhithuti (Praise for the Dhamma) — 4
Saºgh›bhithuti (Praise for the Saºgha) — 4
Ratanattayappa°›ma G›th› (Salutation to the Tripe Gem) — 5
Saªvega-parikittana P›˛ha (Declaration of Chastened Dispassion) — 6
Reflection at the Moment of Using the Requisites — 11
Reflection of the Loathsomeness of the Elements — 13
Kara°ıya Mett› Sutta (The Discourse on Good Will) — 14
Khandha Paritta (The Group Protection) — 16
Mora Paritta (The Peacock’s Protection) — 18
Va˛˛aka Paritta (The Baby Quail’s Protection) — 19
Dhajagga Paritta (The Top-of-the-Banner-Staff Protection) — 20
Buddha-jaya-maºgala G›th›
(The Verses of the Buddha’s Victory Blessings) — 22
Jaya Paritta (The Victory Protection) — 24
Mett›nisaºsa Sutta (The Rewards of Good Will) — 26
Yasmiª padese… — 27
Y›nidha bhÒt›ni… — 28
Sıtaª u°haª… — 29
K›le dadanti… — 30
Aggato ve… — 31
So attha-laddho… — 31
Mah›-maºgala-cakkav›˘a (The Great Universe of Blessings) — 32
CÒ˘a-maºgala-cakkav›˘a (The Lesser Universe of Blessings)— 34
Devat›dipattid›na G›th›
(Dedication of Merit to the Devas & Others)— 36

EVENING CHANTING — 3 8

Buddh›nussati-naya (Guide to the Recollection of the Buddha)— 40
Buddh›bhigıti (Verses in Celebration of the Buddha)— 40
Dhamm›nussati-naya (Guide to the Recollection of the Dhamma) — 42
Dhamm›bhigıti (Verses in Celebration of the Dhamma)— 42
Saºgh›nussati-naya (Guide to the Recollection of the Saºgha) — 44
Saºgh›bhigıti (Verses in Celebration of the Saºgha)— 45
Buddha-maºgala G›th› (The Auspicious Awakened Ones)— 47
An Invitation to the Devas — 48
Buddhaª sara°aª gacch›mi… — 49
Sambuddhe (The Buddhas) — 50
Namo-k›ra-a˛˛haka (The Homage Octet)— 51
Maºgala Sutta (The Discourse on Blessings)— 52
Jinapañjara G›th› (The Victor’s Cage)— 54
Abhaya Paritta (The Danger-free Protection)— 57
Nakkhatta-yakkha-bhÒt›naª… — 58
Buraph›rasmiª… — 58
Imasmiª mongkhon… — 59
Dukkhappatt›… — 60
Reflection after Using the Requisites — 61
Uddisanadhi˛˛h›na G›th› (Dedication & Determination of Merit) — 63

REFLECTIONS

Contemplation of the Body — 65
Five Subjects for Frequent Recollection — 67
The Verses on Friends — 68
The Verses on Respect — 69
The Verses on the Noble Truths — 69
The Guardian Meditations — 71
Ten Reflections — 72
The Four Dhamma Summaries — 74
Ov›da-p›˛imokkha G›th› — 75
The Sublime Attitudes — 76
Dedication of Merit — 79
fik›sa˛˛h›… — 79

DISCOURSES

Dhamma-cakkappavattana Sutta
(Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion) — 80
Anatta-lakkha°a Sutta (The Not-self Characteristic) — 93
fiditta-pariy›ya Sutta (The Fire Discourse) — 102
Mah›-samaya Sutta (The Great Meeting) — 110
Dhamma-niy›ma Sutta (The Orderliness of the Dhamma) — 126
Magga-vibhaºga Sutta (An Analysis of the Path) — 128
S›r›°ıya-dhamma Sutta (Conditions for Amiability) — 133
Gotamı Sutta (The Discourse to Gotamı) — 136
Paticca Samupp›da (Dependent Origination) — 138
Heedfulness (Appam›do amataª padaª…) — 140

MERIT FOR THE DECEASED

The Three Inspired Verses (Yad› have…) — 141
The Housebuilder (Aneka-j›ti-saºs›raª…) — 142
The Mountain (Yath›pi sel› vipul›…) — 142
Noble Wealth (Yassa saddh› tath›gate…) — 143
An Auspicious Day (Atıtaª n›nv›gameyya…) — 144
The Three Characteristics (Sabbe saºkh›r› anicc›’ti…) — 145
Compounded Things (Anicc› vata saºkh›r›…) — 146
Dhammasaºga°ı M›tik› P›tha
(The List from the Dhamma Groupings) — 147

BLESSINGS

Invitation to the Devas — 151
Buddhaª sara°aª gacch›mi… — 152
N’atthi me sara°aª aññaª… — 153
Mah›-k›ru°iko n›tho… — 153
Bahuª ve sara°aª yanti… — 154
Namak›ra-siddhi G›th›
(The Verses on Success through Homage) — 156
Cha Ratana Paritta G›th›
(The Six Protective Verses from the Discourse on Treasures) — 158
fi˛›n›˛iya Paritta
(Homage to the Seven Past Buddhas) — 160
Aºgulim›la Paritta
(Ven. Angulimala’s Protection) — 162
Bojjhaºga Paritta
(The Factor-of Awakening Protection) — 162
Sakkatv› buddha-ratanaª…
(Having revered the jewel of the Buddha…) — 164
Bhavatu sabba-maºgalaª…
(May there be every blessing…) — 165

FORMAL REQUESTS

Taking the Five Precepts — 166
Taking the Eight Precepts — 169
Ordination for an Eight-Precept Nun — 172
Requesting a Discourse — 176
Requesting Blessings — 176
Requesting Forgiveness — 177

FORMAL OFFERINGS

Food — 179
General Items (after noon) — 180
“Forest Cloth” — 180
Declaration to the Bhikkhu Saºgha — 181
Rains Bathing Cloth — 182
Candles — 183
Ka˛hina Cloth — 183
Bestowing the Ka˛hina Cloth — 184
Lodgings — 185
Rice Pagoda — 186

ANUMODAN fi

Yath› v›rivah›… — 187
Ad›si me… — 188
fiyudo balado dhıro… — 189
Bhutt› bhog›… — 190
D›nañca… — 191
Ratanattay›nubhavena… — 192
Bhavatu sabba-maºgalaª… — 193

HOMAGE

Veneration — 194
Vis›kha PÒj› — 195
Vis›kha A˛˛hamı— 199
fisa˘ha PÒj› — 203
M›gha PÒj› — 206

MEDITATION

Breath Meditation: Seven Steps — 209

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