6. Protection and Blessing Verses

Abhayaparittaṁ
Protection Verses

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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!

 

Maṅgalagāthā
Blessing Verses

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!

 

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!

 

Bhavatu sabbamaṅgalaṁ, rakkhantu sabbadevatā,
May there be every blessing, and may all of the gods protect you,

sabba-Buddhānubhāvena sadā sotthī bhavantu te!
by the power of all the Buddhas may you be safe forever!

Bhavatu sabbamaṅgalaṁ, rakkhantu sabbadevatā,
May there be every blessing, and may all of the gods protect you,

sabba-Dhammānubhāvena sadā sotthī bhavantu te!
by the power of all that is Dhamma may you be safe forever!

Bhavatu sabbamaṅgalaṁ, rakkhantu sabbadevatā,
May there be every blessing, and may all of the gods protect you,

sabba-Saṅghānubhāvena sadā sotthī bhavantu te!
by the power of the whole Saṅgha may you be safe forever!

 

Nakkhattayakkhabhūtānaṁ, pāpaggahanivāraṇā,
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!