Abhayaparittaṁ
Protection Verses

 

Yan-dunnimittaṁ avamaṅgalañ-ca, yo cāmanāpo sakuṇassa saddo,
Whatever bad sign, inauspicious event, or whatever ominous bird shriek there is,

pāpaggaho dussupinaṁ akantaṁ - Buddhānubhāvena vināsamentu!
also evil planets, and unpleasant dreams - may they perish through the power of the Buddha!

 

Yan-dunnimittaṁ avamaṅgalañ-ca, yo cāmanāpo sakuṇassa saddo,
Whatever bad sign, inauspicious event, or whatever ominous bird shriek there is,

pāpaggaho dussupinaṁ akantaṁ - Dhammānubhāvena vināsamentu!
also evil planets, and unpleasant dreams - may they perish through the power of the Dhamma!

 

Yan-dunnimittaṁ avamaṅgalañ-ca, yo cāmanāpo sakuṇassa saddo,
Whatever bad sign, inauspicious event, or whatever ominous bird shriek there is,

pāpaggaho dussupinaṁ akantaṁ - Saṅghānubhāvena vināsamentu!
also evil planets, and unpleasant dreams - may they perish through the power of the Saṅgha!

 

Dukkhappattā ca niddukkhā, ~ bhayappattā ca nibbhayā,
May those who suffer be without suffering, ~ may those who fear be without fear,

sokappattā ca nissokā - ~ hontu sabbe pi pāṇino!
may those who grieve be without grief - ~ may all living creatures be so!

 

Dānaṁ dadantu saddhāya, ~ sīlaṁ rakkhantu sabbadā,
You should give gifts with confidence, ~ protect your virtue at all times,

bhāvanābhiratā hontu, ~ gacchantu devatāgatā.
find delight in meditation, ~ and (after death) go to the gods.

 

Sabbe Buddhā balappattā, ~ Paccekānañ-ca yaṁ balaṁ
All the Buddhas' strength, ~ and whatever strength the Independent Buddhas

Arahantānañ-ca tejena ~ rakkhaṁ bandhāma sabbaso!
and Worthy Ones have, by that power ~ we bind this protection in every way!

 

Nakkhattayakkhabhūtānaṁ, ~ pāpaggahanivāraṇā,
o Warding off all unlucky stars, yakkhas, bhūtas, and evil planets,

parittassānubhāvena ~ hantu tesaṁ upaddave!
by the power of this safeguard may all their adversities end!

 

Devo vassatu kālena, ~ sabbasampatti hetu ca,
May the sky-god rain down in due season, ~ and (may there be) the right conditions for all good fortune,

phīto bhavatu loko ca, ~ rājā bhavatu dhammiko!
may the world be prosperous, ~ may the king always be righteous!

 

Ākāsaṭṭhā ca bhummaṭṭhā ~ devā nāgā mahiddhikā,
May those powerful gods and nāgas stationed in the sky or on the earth,

puññaṁ taṁ anumoditvā ~ ciraṁ rakkhantu sāsanaṁ!
having shared in this merit ~ protect the teaching for a long time!

 

Ākāsaṭṭhā ca bhummaṭṭhā ~ devā nāgā mahiddhikā,
May those powerful gods and nāgas stationed in the sky or on the earth,

puññaṁ taṁ anumoditvā ~ ciraṁ rakkhantu desanaṁ!
having shared in this merit ~ protect the preaching for a long time!

 

Ākāsaṭṭhā ca bhummaṭṭhā ~ devā nāgā mahiddhikā,
May those powerful gods and nāgas stationed in the sky or on the earth,

puññaṁ taṁ anumoditvā ~ ciraṁ rakkhantu maṁ paran!-ti
having shared in this merit ~ protect me and others for a long time!