Aṭṭhavīsatiparittaṁ
Safeguard through the Twenty-Eight Buddhas

 

Taṇhaṅkaro mahāvīro, ~ Medhaṅkaro mahāyaso,
Taṇhaṅkara, the great hero, ~ Medhaṅkara, of great repute,

Saraṇaṅkaro lokahito, ~ Dīpaṅkaro jutindharo, [1]
Saraṇaṅkara, who benefits the world, ~ Dīpaṅkara, the bright one,

Kondañño janapāmokkho, ~ Maṅgalo purisāsabho,
Kondañña, head of the people, ~ Maṅgala, a bull of a man,

Sumano sumano dhīro, ~ Revato rativaddhano, [2]
The wise one Sumana, whose mind is well, ~ Revata, who increases delight,

Sobhito guṇasampanno, ~ Anomadassī januttamo,
Sobhita, endowed with good qualities, ~ Anomadassī, supreme man,

Padumo lokapajjoto, ~ Nārado varasārathī, [3]
Paduma, the lamp of the world, ~ Nārada, the best of guides,

Padumuttaro sattasāro, ~ Sumedho aggapuggalo,
Padumuttara, an excellent being, ~ Sumedha, the greatest person,

Sujāto sabbalokaggo, ~ Piyadassī narāsabho, [4]
Sujāta, greatest in all the world, ~ Piyadassī, a bull of a man,

Atthadassī kāruṇiko, ~ Dhammadassī tamonudo,
Atthadassī, the compassionate one, ~ Dhammadassī, darkness-dispeller,

Siddhattho asamo loke, ~ Tisso varadasaṁvaro, [5]
Siddhattha, unequalled in the world, ~ Tissa, who was most restrained,

Phusso varadasambuddho, ~ Vipassī ca anūpamo,
Phussa, excellent Sambuddha, ~ Vipassī, who has no likeness,

Sikhī sabbahito Satthā, ~ Vessabhū sukhadāyako, [6]
Sikhī, the Teacher who is a benefit to all, ~ Vessabhū, who gives happiness,

Kakusandho satthavāho, ~ Koṇāgamano raṇañjaho,
Kakusandha, the leader of the pack, ~ Koṇāgamana, who gave up what is harmful,

Kassapo sirisampanno, ~ Gotamo Sakyapuṅgavo. [7]
Kassapa, the glorious one, ~ and Gotama, the Sakyan bull.

Tesaṁ saccena sīlena, ~ khantimettabalena ca,
Through their truth and virtue, ~ and the strength of their patience and friendliness,

te pi tvaṁ anurakkhantu ~ ārogyena sukhena cā! ti [8]
may these (Buddhas) always protect you ~ with good health and happiness!