Sotthiparittaṁ
Blessing Chants

Devārādhanā
The Invitation to the Gods

 

Samantā cakkavāḷesu ~ atrāgacchantu devatā
May the gods from all over the universe assemble here

saddhammaṁ Munirājassa ~ suṇantu saggamokkhadaṁ:
and listen to the King of the Sage's true Dhamma about heaven and release:

 

Parittassavaṇakālo ayaṁ bhadantā!
Reverend Sirs, this is the time for hearing the safeguard!

Parittassavaṇakālo ayaṁ bhadantā!
Reverend Sirs, this is the time for hearing the safeguard!

Dhammaparittassavaṇakālo ayaṁ bhadantā!
Reverend Sirs, this is the time for hearing the safeguard!

 

Namakkāraṁ
Reverence

 

Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammā-sambuddhassa
Reverence to him, the Gracious One, the Worthy One, the Perfect Sambuddha

Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammā-sambuddhassa
Reverence to him, the Gracious One, the Worthy One, the Perfect Sambuddha

Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammā-sambuddhassa
Reverence to him, the Gracious One, the Worthy One, the Perfect Sambuddha

 

Buddhaguṇavandanā
Worshipping the Virtues of the Buddha

 

Iti pi so Bhagavā Arahaṁ Sammāsambuddho,
Such is he, the Gracious One, the Worthy One, the Perfect Sambuddha,

vijjācaraṇasampanno Sugato lokavidū,
the one endowed with understanding and good conduct, the Fortunate One, the one who understands the worlds,

anuttaro purisadammasārathī, Satthā devamanussānaṁ Buddho Bhagavā ti.
the unsurpassed guide for those people who need taming, the Teacher of gods and men, the Buddha, the Gracious One.

 

Dhammaguṇavandanā
Worshipping the Virtues of the Dhamma

 

Svākkhāto Bhagavatā Dhammo, sandiṭṭhiko, akāliko,
The Dhamma has been well-proclaimed by the Gracious One, it is visible, not subject to time,

ehipassiko, opanayiko, paccattaṁ veditabbo viññūhī ti.
inviting inspection, onward leading, and can be understood by the wise for themselves.

 

Saṅghaguṇavandanā
Worshipping the Virtues of the Saṅgha

 

Supaṭipanno Bhagavato sāvakasaṅgho,
The Gracious One's Saṅgha of disciples are good in their practice,

ujupaṭipanno Bhagavato sāvakasaṅgho,
the Gracious One's Saṅgha of disciples are straight in their practice,

ñāyapaṭipanno Bhagavato sāvakasaṅgho,
the Gracious One's Saṅgha of disciples are systematic in their practice,

sāmīcipaṭipanno Bhagavato sāvakasaṅgho,
the Gracious One's Saṅgha of disciples are correct in their practice,

yad-idaṁ cattāri purisayugāni aṭṭha purisapuggalā,
that is to say, the four pairs of persons, the eight individual persons,

esa Bhagavato sāvakasaṅgho,
this is the Gracious One's Saṅgha of disciples,

āhuneyyo, pāhuneyyo, dakkhiṇeyyo, añjalikaranīyo,
they are worthy of offerings, of hospitality, of gifts, and of reverential salutation,

anuttaraṁ puññakkhettaṁ lokassā ti.
they are an unsurpassed field of merit for the world.

 

Evaṁ Buddhaṁ sarantānaṁ, ~ Dhammaṁ Saṅghañ-ca bhikkhavo,
Thus for those who remember the Buddha, the Dhamma, or the Saṅgha, monks,

bhayaṁ vā chambhitattaṁ vā, ~ lomahaṁso na hessatī” ti. [4]
(there will be no) fear, or terror, there will be no horror.”

 

Āsīvāda
Blessing

 

Etena saccavajjena ~ sotthi te hotu sabbadā!
By this declaration of the truth may you be safe at all times!

Etena saccavajjena ~ hotu te jayamaṅgalaṁ!
By this declaration of the truth may you have the blessing of success!

Etena saccavajjena ~ sabbarogo vinassatu!
By this declaration of the truth may all disease be destroyed!