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Devotional Music & Chants

Postby manas » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:28 am

Hi everyone

I was looking for something that, resounding through the house, would lift my spirits, and I found this:



If anyone else has any other devotional or otherwise uplifting Buddhist music (or chants), feel free to share them here, if so inclined.

May all be well. :anjali:
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Re: Devotional Music & Chants

Postby plwk » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:16 am


Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Devotional Music & Chants

Postby manas » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:59 am

I've also just found this sung version of what I'm pretty sure is the 'Mangala Sutta':



Mangala Sutta — Protection

I have heard that at one time the Blessed One was staying in Savatthi at Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. Then a certain deva, in the far extreme of the night, her extreme radiance lighting up the entirety of Jeta's Grove, approached the Blessed One. On approaching, having bowed down to the Blessed One, she stood to one side. As she stood to one side, she addressed him with a verse.


Many devas and human beings
give thought to protection,
desiring well-being.
Tell, then, the highest protection.

[The Buddha:]
Not consorting with fools,
consorting with the wise,
paying homage to those worthy of homage:
This is the highest protection.

Living in a civilized land,
having made merit in the past,
directing oneself rightly:
This is the highest protection.

Broad knowledge, skill,
well-mastered discipline,
well-spoken words:
This is the highest protection.

Support for one's parents,
assistance to one's wife and children,
consistency in one's work:
This is the highest protection.

Giving, living in rectitude,
assistance to one's relatives,
deeds that are blameless:
This is the highest protection.

Avoiding, abstaining from evil;
refraining from intoxicants,
being heedful of the qualities of the mind:
This is the highest protection.

Respect, humility,
contentment, gratitude,
hearing the Dhamma on timely occasions:
This is the highest protection.

Patience, compliance,
seeing contemplatives,
discussing the Dhamma on timely occasions:
This is the highest protection.

Austerity, celibacy,
seeing the Noble Truths,
realizing Unbinding:
This is the highest protection.

A mind that, when touched
by the ways of the world,
is unshaken, sorrowless, dustless, secure:
This is the highest protection.

Everywhere undefeated
when acting in this way,
people go everywhere in well-being:
This is their highest protection.
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Re: Devotional Music & Chants

Postby pilgrim » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:26 pm

They go by different names in Asia.

In Nepal, they are called Gyanmala Bhajans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5A6Ku6QrUk

In Cambodia, Smot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_03LcKR ... BCFF39E1D9

Malaysia
Jayamangala gatha ( traditional pali )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWAsM_Uw0SI
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Re: Devotional Music & Chants

Postby yawares » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:09 pm

Dear Manas/Plwk/Pilgrim,

I love all music/chants that you posted...I'll add the ones that I love the most:

Dhammajak : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuD2PMhni_I

Namo Tassa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZeIQV9V ... ather=True

Om Mani Padme Hum : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6v2-Q8JdOM

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These 2 chantings in Thai...I did lead the prayer (my girl school) every friday after school... before going home. :heart:

Buddha prayer songs(best version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbkxO-tpzt4

Bhahung Gatha : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAJOshox ... ather=True

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Re: Devotional Music & Chants

Postby barcsimalsi » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:23 pm

Modern, uplifting, with Bob Marley-like vocals.
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Re: Devotional Music & Chants

Postby yawares » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:33 pm

[quote="barcsimalsi"]Modern, uplifting, with Bob Marley-like vocals.

Dear Barcsimalsi,

I so love your video clip/songs :heart:
I have a beautiful video clip to share with you all:

Mantra of Avalokiteshvara : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDXwkcq7QTQ
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Re: Devotional Music & Chants

Postby yawares » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:38 am

Dear Members,

This Uposatha night, please let me share these gathas with you all :

Blessing For The Sick (Pali Chanting)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMl-3d5NERU

Karaniya Metta Sutta : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOlXd-WVNwo

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Re: Devotional Music & Chants

Postby Benjamin » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:01 am



The music created for PBS's "The Buddha" is not strictly Buddhist in any way, but is quite beautiful.
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