5. Aṭṭhavīsatiparittaṁ
Safeguard through the Twenty-Eight Buddhas

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

Saraṇaṅkaro lokahito, Dīpaṅkaro jutindharo, [01]
Saraṇaṅkara, who benefits the world, Dīpaṅkara, the bright one,

Koṇḍañño janapāmokkho, Maṅgalo purisāsabho,
Koṇḍañña, head of the people, Maṅgala, a bull of a man,

Sumano sumano dhīro, Revato rativaddhano, [02]
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, [03]
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, [04]
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, [05]
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, [06]
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. [07]
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 [08]
may these (Buddhas) always protect you with good health and happiness!