Sutta Recitation

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Dharmic
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Sutta Recitation

Post by Dharmic » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:53 am

Mangala Sutta : Blessings
Chanting by monks from Sri Lanka:

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Aho! Buddho! Aho! Suddho! Aho! Saṃsuddhamānaso!
Aho! Aho! Mettāsindhu! Buddhaṃ taṃ paṇamāmyahaṃ!


Natthi me saraṅaṃ aññaṃ Buddho me saranaṃ varaṃ
For me there is no other refuge, the Buddha is my excellent refuge.

rajitha7
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Re: Sutta Recitation

Post by rajitha7 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:11 am

It only occurred to me recently. This kind of Sutta chanting is how the oral tradition was passed down in the first few centuries. The purpose of chanting (or Pirith) is to memorise the Suttas.
Unsurpassed is the Lord’s way of teaching the Dhamma concerning one’s proper moral conduct. One should be honest and faithful, without deception, chatter, hinting or belittling, not always ready to add gain to gain, but with the sense-doors guarded, moderate in food, a promoter of peace, observant, active and strenuous in effort, a meditator, mindful, with proper conversation, steady-going, resolute and sensible, not hankering after sense pleasures, but mindful and prudent. This is the unsurpassed teaching concerning a person’s proper ethical conduct. - Sampasādanīya, Dīgha Nikāya 28

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