Is there are really complete chanting book in english?

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Is there are really complete chanting book in english?

Post by khemindas » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:08 pm

While I searched a lot in internet, I can't find really complete chanting book, where everything, including all parittas, offerings, evening and morning chants, reflections, blessings, requests e.t.c and complete patimokkha text together, what I mean is same as standart Thai monpitee (มนต์พิธี) with this cover , nowadays most developed english chantings are: a bhikkhu manual by Bhukkhu Ariyesako and Bhukkhu Nirodho(Australia), and a chanting guide by dhammayut order of U.S.A, but in fact they are not complete. So may be it is time to combine thai,sri lankan and Myanmar most widespread standartized chanting books, which includes everything from standart and most widespread chanting books of those countries into one new english chanting book?

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Re: Is there are really complete chanting book in english?

Post by Idappaccayata » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:28 pm

Did you check the chanting book available from I think it was recently updated and is much bigger now
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It finds within that cage
No joy

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Re: Is there are really complete chanting book in english?

Post by rightviewftw » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:58 pm

Fwiw, good book is Catu-Bhanavara it has ie full Atanatiya Paritta with pali and english.
How to meditate: Anapanasati, Satipatthana.
Intro to General Semantics
Factors & Perceptions

Parallel Dhammapada Reading
Chinese to Eng Dhp
"The statements; 'With the remainderless stopping & fading of the six contact-media is it the case that there is anything else?' '.. is it the case that there is not anything else .. is it the case that there both is & is not anything else .. is it the case that there neither is nor is not anything else?' objectify non-objectification. However far the six contact-media go, that is how far objectification goes."

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Re: Is there are really complete chanting book in english?

Post by bodom » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:56 pm

Yes, thank you Idappaccayata, Wat Metta's chanting book is massive and is newly updated:
The Chanting Guide: Pāli Passages with English Translations has been revised and expanded. It’s now available in ebook formats and can be read online as well. The chanting page also has links that allow for streaming the audio and reading along on the same page.


Table of Contents
Chanting Styles
Morning Chanting
Praise for the Buddha
Praise for the Dhamma
Praise for the Saṅgha
Salutation to the Triple Gem & The Topics for Chastened Dispassion
Reflection at the Moment of Using the Requisites
Evening Chanting
A Guide to the Recollection of the Buddha
Verses in Celebration of the Buddha
A Guide to the Recollection of the Dhamma
Verses in Celebration of the Dhamma
A Guide to the Recollection of the Saṅgha
Verses in Celebration of the Saṅgha
Reflection after Using the Requisites
Contemplation of the Body
Five Subjects for Frequent Recollection
The Verses on Friends
The Verses on Respect
The Verses on the Noble Truths
The Guardian Meditations
Ten Reflections
The Four Dhamma Summaries
Ovāda-pāṭimokkha Gāthā
The Sublime Attitudes
Sabba-patti-dāna Gāthā | Verses for Dedication of Merit
Devatādipattidāna Gāthā | Dedication of Merit to the Devas & Others
Uddissanādhiṭṭhāna Gāthā | Verses for Dedicating Merit
Ākāsaṭṭhā ca bhummaṭṭhā
Buddhaṁ saraṇaṁ gacchāmi.
N’atthi me saraṇaṁ aññaṁ
Mahā-kāruṇiko nātho
Bahuṁ ve saraṇaṁ yanti
Dhamma-cakkappavattana Sutta | The Discourse on Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion
Anatta-lakkhaṇa Sutta | The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic
Āditta-pariyāya Sutta | The Fire Discourse
Mahā-samaya Sutta | The Great Meeting
Magga-vibhaṅga Sutta | An Analysis of the Path
Aṭṭh’aṅgika-magga Gāthā | Verses on the Eightfold Path
Satipaṭṭhāna Pāṭha | Passage on the Establishing of Mindfulness
Ariyavaṁsika Sutta | Traditions of the Noble Ones
Sārāṇīya-dhamma Sutta | Conditions for Amiability
Bhikkhu-aparihāniya-dhamma Sutta | The Causes of Non-decline for Monks
Gotamī Sutta | The Discourse to Gotamī
Dhajagga Sutta | The Top of the Standard
Girimānanda Sutta | To Girimānanda
Dhamma-niyāma Sutta | The Orderliness of the Dhamma
Dhamma Synopses
Ovāda-pāṭimokkh’ādi Pāṭha | Passage on the Ovāda-pāṭimokkha, etc.
Dhamma-gārav’ādi Gāthā | Verses on Respect for the Dhamma, etc.
Merit for the Deceased
Paṭicca Samuppāda | Dependent Co-arising
The Three Inspired Verses
The House Builder
The Mountain
Noble Wealth
An Auspicious Day
The Three Characteristics
Bhāra-sutta Gāthā | Verses from the Discourses on the Burden
Dhammasaṅgaṇī Mātikā Pāṭha | The List from the Dhamma Groupings
The Council Chant
Vinaya | Discipline
Sutta | Discourses
Abhidhamma | Higher Dhamma
Dhamma-saṅgaṇī | Classification of Qualities
Vibhaṅga | Analysis
Dhātu-kathā | Dicussion of Properties
Puggala-paññatti | Designation of Individuals
Kathā-vatthu | Debate Topics
Yamaka | Pairs
Mahāpaṭṭhāna | Great Causal Principles
An Invitation to the Devas
Namakāra-siddhi Gāthā | Verses on Success through Homage
Sambuddhe | The Buddhas
Namo-kāra-aṭṭhakaṁ | The Homage Octet
Maṅgala Sutta | The Discourse on Blessings
Cha Ratana Paritta Gāthā | The Six Protective Verses from the Discourse on Treasures
Karaṇīya Mettā Sutta | The Discourse on Goodwill
Khandha Paritta | The Group Protection
Mora Paritta | The Peacock’s Protection
Vaṭṭaka Paritta | The Baby Quail’s Protection
Dhajagga Paritta | The Top-of-the-Banner-Staff Protection
Āṭānāṭiya Paritta | Homage to the Seven Past Buddhas
Aṅgulimāla Paritta | Ven. Angulimala’s Protection
Bojjhaṅga Paritta | The Factor-for-Awakening Protection
Buddha-jaya-maṅgala Gāthā | The Verses of the Buddha’s Victory Blessings
Jaya Paritta | The Victory Protection
Abhaya Paritta | The Danger-free Protection
Devatāyuyyojana Gāthā | Verses Ushering the Devas Back Home
Bhavatu sabba-maṅgalaṁ
Formal Requests
Taking the Five Precepts
Taking the Eight Precepts
Ordination for an Eight-Precept Nun
Requesting a Discourse
Requesting Blessings
Requesting Forgiveness
Formal Offerings
General Items (after noon)
“Forest Cloth”
Declaration for a Gift to the Bhikkhu Saṅgha
Kaṭhina Cloth
Rains Bathing Cloth
Rains-residence Candle
Visākha Pūjā
Āsāḷha Pūjā
Māgha Pūjā
The Buddha’s Last Words
After the Pāṭimokkha
Sīluddesa-pāṭha | The Virtue Summary
Tāyana-gāthā | The Verse to Tāyana
Yathā vārivahā pūrā
II. Aggato ve pasannānaṁ
III. Āyudo balado dhīro
IV. Āyuṁ vaṇṇaṁ yasaṁ kittiṁ
V. Bhuttā bhogā bhaṭā bhaccā
VI. Dānañ-ca peyya-vajjañ-ca
VII. Kāle dadanti sapaññā
VIII. Ratanattayānubhāvena
IX. Sabba-buddhānubhāvena
X. So attha-laddho sukhito
XI. Yasmiṁ padese kappeti
XII. Bhavatu sabba-maṅgalaṁ
Vihāra-dāna Gāthā | Verses on Giving a Dwelling
Nidhi-kaṇḍa-sutta Gāthā | Verses from the Discourse on the Reserve Fund
Tiro-kuḍḍa-kaṇḍa-sutta Gāthā | Hungry Shades Outside the Walls
Mahā-maṅgala-cakkavāḷa | The Great Universe of Blessings
Jinapañjara Gāthā | The Victor’s Cage
Breath Meditation: Seven Steps
MahāParinibbāna Sutta Excerpt
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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Is there are really complete chanting book in english?

Post by thomaslaw » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:23 am

Many thanks for the 'complete' Pali chanting website. It is very useful indeed.

It seems the style, sound of the Pali chanting are different between Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar. Can the monks of different traditions present Pali chanting together without any conflict?

I guess Thailand and Laos are similar style, sound for the Pali chanting.


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