A beginner problem . .

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jbrooks79
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A beginner problem . .

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I want to start saying a Theravada Mala prayer . . Which is the oldest one, or the most used one, among Theravada monks . .

jbrooks79
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Re: A beginner problem . .

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I read Buddha told some man, to make the beads, and recite the Three Jewels . .

Wiki says it's this . .

Buddham sharanam Gacchami

Dhammam Sharanam Gacchami

Sangham Sharanam Gacchami

What does that mean . . :)

MettaDevPrac
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Re: A beginner problem . .

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That is the chant for Taking Refuge. It is usually combined with Taking the Five Precepts, and Homage to the Buddha. If done with a monk or nun, it is first formally requested; if done as a private daily devotion, maybe not! (If you use the videos as reference or for learning, you might practice them anyway.)

Buddhaṁ saraṇaṁ gacchāmi.
(I go to the Buddha for refuge.)

Dhammaṁ saraṇaṁ gacchāmi.
(I go to the Dhamma for refuge.)

Saṅghaṁ saraṇaṁ gacchāmi.
(I go to the Saṅgha for refuge.)

https://www.dhammatalks.org/books/Chant ... n0064.html

Videos:
Phrase by phrase, with Pali and English subtitles:


With Ayya Vayama and Pali scrolling text:

With Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu and Pali transcript and English translation subtitles
- MettaDevPrac

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