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Chanting BookMorning and Evening Chanting (Pj) and Reflections

Chanting BookMorning and Evening Chanting (Pj), Reflections, and Suttas, as used by Buddhist Monasteries and Groups associated with the Western Forest Sangha in the lineage of Venerable Ajahn Chah

AMARAVATI PUBLICATIONS3

WE WISH GRATEFULLY TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING:The late Venerable Dr. Saddhtissa and Mr. Maurice Walshe for assistance with the English translation, Melanie bhassar Davies for establishing the tonal system for much of the English version, All those Monks, Nuns and Lay People who have given generously of their time and resources to produce this book.

Support for the printing of this book is dedicated to Mrs Alice Ranasinghe Dassanayake.

Amaravati Publications Amaravati Buddhist Monastery G reat Gaddesden H emel Hempstead H ertfordshire H P1 3BZ U.K. First edition 1994 by Amaravati Publications. Second edition 2006 by Amaravati Publications. 4

TABLE OF CONTENTSPli/English

PART ONE: D A I L Y C H A N T I N G MORNING CHANTING Dedication of Offerings Preliminary Homage Homage to the Buddha Homage to the Dhamma Homage to the Sangha Salutation to the Triple Gem Closing Homage EVENING CHANTING Dedication of Offerings Preliminary Homage Recollection of the Buddha Supreme Praise of the Buddha Recollection of the Dhamma Supreme Praise of the Dhamma Recollection of the Sangha Supreme Praise of the Sangha Closing Homage 7 8 9 9 10 11 12 16 19 20/21 20/21 20/21 22/23 22/23 22/23 24/25 24/25 26/27

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Pli/English

PART TWO: R E F L E C T I O N S & R E C O L L E C T I O N S

31 32/33 34/35 38/39 40/41 42/43 44 45 47 48 53 54 54 55 56 59 65 66 67 68

Reflections on Sharing Blessings Karaya-mett Sutta The Buddhas Words on Loving-Kindness Suffusion with the Divine Abidings Magala Sutta The Highest Blessings Reflections on Universal Well-Being Reflections on the Four Requisites Reflections on the Thirty-Two Parts Five Subjects for Frequent Recollection Ten Subjects for Frequent Recollection by One who has Gone ForthPART THREE: F O R M A L R E Q U E S T S

Requesting a Dhamma Talk Acknowledging the Teaching Requesting Paritta Chanting Requesting the Three Refuges and the Five Precepts Requesting the Three Refuges and the Eight Precepts APPENDIX Pli Phonetics and Pronunciation Chanting Technique Glossary of Pli Terms

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PART ONE: DAILY CHANTING

MORNING CHANTINGDedication of Offerings Preliminary Homage Homage to the Buddha Homage to the Dhamma Homage to the Sangha Salutation to the Triple Gem Closing Homage 8 9 9 10 11 12 16

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DEDICATION OF OFFERINGS(Yo so) bha gav a raha sammsambuddho To the Ble ssed One, the Lord, who f u lly a ttained perfect enli ghtenment, Svkkh to yena bha gava t dhammo To the Teaching which he expo unde d so well, Supai panno yassa bha gava to svaka sagho And to the Blessed Ones disc i ples who have pra ctised well, Tam-ma ya bha gavanta sa dhamma sa sagha To these the Buddha, the Dhamma, a nd the Sa ngha Imehi sakkrehi yathraha ropi tehi a bhi pja yma We render wi th offerings our ri ghtful ho mage. Sdhu no bhante bha gav su cira-parinibbu topi It is we ll for us that the Ble ssed One, having attained li bera tion, Pacchi m-ja na tnu kampa -mnas Still had co mpassion for later ge nera tions. Ime sakkre dugga ta -pakra -bhte pa iggahtu May the se simple off erings be acce pted Amh ka dgha ratta hi tya su khya For o ur long-lasting benefit and fo r the ha ppiness it giv es us. Araha sammsambuddho bha gav The Lord, the Perfectly Enli ghtened and Ble ssed One Buddha bha gavanta a bhi vdemi I render homage to the Bu ddha, the Ble ssed One. (Bow.) (Svkkh to) bha gava t dhammo The Teaching so co mpletely expla ined by him Dhamma namassmi I bo w to the Dha mma. (Bow.) (Supai panno) bha gava to svaka sagho The Blessed Ones disci ples who have pra ctised well Sa gha na mmi I bo w to the Sa ngha. (Bow.)8 Part One Dedication of Offerings

PRELIMINARY HOMAGE(Ha nda maya buddhassa bha gavato pubbabhga-namak ra karomase) [No w let us pay preliminary homage to the Bu ddha.] (Namo tassa) bha gava to araha to sa mmsa mbuddha ssa (Three times.) Ho ma ge to the Ble ssed, No ble, a nd Pe rfectly Enli ghtened One. (Three times.)

HOMAGE TO THE BUDDHA(Ha nda maya buddhbhi tthu ti karomase) [No w let us chant in praise of the Bu ddha.] (Yo so) tath ga to a raha sammsambuddho The Tathga ta is the Pu re One, the Perfectly Enli ghtened One. Vijjca raa -sampanno He is i mpeccable i n conduct and u ndersta nding, Su ga to The A cco mplished One, Loka vi d The Knower of the Worlds. Anu tta ro purisa damma-srathi He trains perfectly tho se who wi sh to be trained. Satth deva-ma nussna He is Teacher of go ds and hu mans. Buddho bha gav He is Awake and Ho ly. Yo ima loka sa devaka sa mraka sa brahma ka In this world with i ts gods, demons, a nd kind sp i rits, Sassa maa-brhmai pa ja sa deva-ma nuss a sa ya a bhi sacchika tv pa vedesi Its se ekers and sa ges, ce lestial and hu ma n beings, he has by de ep insight reve aled the Truth.

Part One Preliminary Homage Homage to the Buddha

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Yo dhamma dese si di -kalya majjhe -ka lya pa riyosna-k alya He has pointed out the Dha mma: beautiful in the begi nning, beautiful in the mi ddle, beautiful i n the end. Sttha sa byajaa kevala-pa ripua pa risuddha brahma-ca ri ya pa ksesi He has explained the Spi ri tu al Life of co mplete pu rity in its e ssence and conve ntions. Tam-aha bha gavanta a bhi pja ymi tam-aha bha gavanta si ras na mmi I chant m y praise to the Ble ssed One, I bow m y head to the Ble ssed One. (Bow.)

HOMAGE TO THE DHAMMA(Ha nda maya dhammbhi tthu ti karomase) [No w let us chant in praise of the Dha mma.] (Yo so) svkkh to bha gava t dhammo The Dhamma is we ll expo unded by the Ble ssed One, Sa ndihi ko Apparent here a nd now, A kli ko Timeless, Ehi passi ko E ncouraging inve stiga tion, Opanayi ko Leading i nwards, Pa cca tta vedi ta bbo vihi To be e xperienced indi vidually by the wise. Tam-aha dhamma a bhi pja ymi tam-aha dhamma si ras na mmi I chant m y praise to this Te aching, I bow m y head to thi s Truth. (Bow.)10 Part One Homage to the Buddha Homage to the Dhamma

HOMAGE TO THE SANGHA(Ha nda maya saghbhi tthu ti karomase) [No w let us chant in praise of the Sa ngha.] (Yo so) supai panno bha gava to svaka sagho They are the Blessed Ones disci ples, who have pra ctised well, Ujupai panno bha gava to svaka sagho Who have practised dire ctly, yapai panno bha gava to svaka sagho Who have practised insi ghtfully, S mci pa i panno bha gava to svaka sagho Those who pra ctise with inte grity Yadida cattri purisa yugni aha purisa pugga l That is the fo ur pairs, the eight kinds of no ble beings Esa bha gava to svaka sagho These are the Blessed Ones disci ples. hu eyyo Such ones a re worthy of gifts, Phu eyyo Worthy of ho spita lity, Dakkhi eyyo Worthy of o fferings, Aja li-ka r a yo Worthy of re spect; Anu tta ra puakkhe tta lokassa They give o ccasion for i ncomparable go odness to ari se i n the world. Tam-aha sagha a bhi pja ymi tam-aha sagha si ras na mmi I chant m y praise to this Sa ngha, I bow m y head to thi s Sa ngha. (Bow.)

Part One Homage to the Sangha

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SALUTATION TO THE TRIPLE GEM(Ha nda maya ratanattaya-pama-gth yo ceva sa vegaparikittana-phaca bhamase) [No w let us chant our salutation to the Tri ple Gem and a passage to arouse urgency.] (Buddho su suddho) ka rumaha avo The Bu ddha, absolutel y pure, with o cean-like compa ssion, Yoccanta -suddhabba ra-a -loca no Possessing the clear sight of wi sdom, Lokassa pppa ki lesa -ghta ko Destroyer o f worldly self corru ption Vandmi buddha a ha m-da rena ta Devote dly i ndeed, that Buddha I re vere. Dhammo pa dpo vi ya tassa satthu no The Teaching of the Lord, like a lamp, Yo magga pkma ta -bheda -bhinna ko Illuminating the Path and its Fruit: the De athless, Lokuttaro yo ca ta dattha -dpa no That which is beyo nd the condi tioned world Vandmi dhamma a ha m-da rena ta Devote dly i ndeed, that Dhamma I re vere. Sa gho su khettbhyati-khe tta-sa ito The Sangha, the mo st fertile gro und for cultiva tion, Yo diha santo su ga tnu bodha ko Those who have reali sed peace, awakened after the Acco mplished One, Lolappa hno a ri yo su medha so No ble a nd wise, all longing aba ndoned Vandmi sagha a ha m-da rena ta Devote dly i ndeed, that Sangha I re vere. Iccevam-ekanta bhi pja -neyya ka vatthuttaya vanda ya tbhi sakha ta This salutation should be made to tha t which is wo rthy.

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Pua ma y ya ma ma sabbu padda v m ho ntu ve tassa pa bhva siddhi y Through the power of su ch good ac tion, may a ll obstacles di sa ppear. Idha tath ga to loke u ppanno a raha sammsambuddho One who knows things as the y are has come into thi s world; and he is an A rahant, a perfectly Awa kened being. Dhammo ca desi to niyyni ko u pa sa miko pa rinibbni ko sa mbodha gm su ga tappa vedi to Purifying the way leading o ut o f de lu sion, calming and di recting to pe rfect peace, and leading to enli ghtenment this Way he ha s ma de known. Ma yanta dhamma su tv eva jnma Having heard the Teaching, we kno w this: Jtipi dukkh Birth is du kkha, Jarpi dukkh Ageing is du kkha, Ma raampi dukkha And death is du kkha; So ka-pa rideva-dukkha -domanassu pys pi dukkh So rrow, lamenta tion, pain, grief, and de spair are du kkha; Appiyehi sa mpa yogo dukkho Associ ation with the di sliked is du kkha; Piyehi vi ppa yogo dukkho Sepa ration from the liked is du kkha; Yampicch a na labhati tampi dukkha Not attaining ones wi shes is du kkha. Sa khittena pacu pdnakkha ndh dukkh In brief, the five focuses of iden tity are du kkha. Seyya thda

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