Namakkārapāḷi saha Saṅkhepayojanā
The Reverence Text with the Short Word-Commentary

Edited & Translated by Ānandajoti Bhikkhu

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Preface

The Namakkārapāḷi is a popular chanting text in Myanmar. It was written by the Venerable Elder Sāsanasodhaka as we are informed in the relevant section of the Ṭīkā, which is included here.

The text consists of 28 verses written in different metres in ascending order of syllables, starting with the Vatta (a.k.a. Siloka) and ending with the Saddharā. In the presentation here I have given an analysis of the metres before each verse. The metres are as follows:

Vatta, 8 syllables x 2 verses
Bhujagasusumata, 9
Suddhavirāja, 10
Upaṭṭhitā, 11
Indravajirā, 11 x 2
Upajāti (Bhadrā), 11
Vaṁsaṭṭhā, 12 x 2
Indavaṁsā, 12
Toṭaka, 12 x 2
Pahāsinī, 13
Vasantatilakā, 14 x 2
Mālinī, 15
Unnamed metre, 16
Mandakkāntā, 17
Kusumitalatāvellitā, 18
Meghavipphujjitā, 19
Vutta, 20
Saddharā, 21 x 7

This is then followed by five verses in Vatta metre which encourage the memorising of the text.

The Ṭīkā contains a long commentary on the verses, running to 225 pages in the Myanmar edition. This contains a sub-section, which I have extracted here. It is given at the end of the long commentary to each verse, and is introduced thus: ayaṁ panettha saṅkhepayojanā; now this is the short word-commentary...

I have not translated these sections, but they are useful for students with some knowledge of the language, as they show how the commentaries define terms in these texts, and they also clarify the translation.

Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
April, 2013

 

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⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−   pathyā Vatta (8 syllables)

Sugataṁ sugataṁ seṭṭhaṁ, kusalaṁ ’kusalaṁ jahaṁ, This is really two verses, not one, as it it appears from the numbering. Although technically it is a Vatta verse, which allows free weight in many positions, it is treated like a Samavutta, having the same structure throughout: ⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−.1
The one who is fortunate and fortunately excellent, who has given up wholesome and unwholesome deeds,

Amataṁ amataṁ santaṁ, Asamaṁ Asamaṁ dadaṁ,
Who found the deathless peace of the Deathless, who found the Matchless (nibbāna), and gives the Matchless (to others),

Saraṇaṁ saraṇaṁ lokaṁ, araṇaṁ araṇaṁ karaṁ
Who found the Refuge, and is the refuge for the world, the one without passions, who makes the passions fade,

Abhayaṁ abhayaṁ ṭhānaṁ nāyakaṁ: Nāyakaṁ name.
The one without fear, who leads to that fearless place: I will revere (Lord Buddha), the Leader.

Sugataṁ sobhanagataṁ sundaranibbānaṭṭhānaṁ gataṁ vā sammā gataṁ vā,
sugataṁ sammā vacanaṁ gadaṁ bhāsanaṁ,
seṭṭhaṁ pasatthataraṁ satipaṭṭhānādibhede dhamme gavesantaṁ vā santehi gavesitabbaṁ vā sattānaṁ hitasukhaṁ icchitaṁ vā,
kusalaṁ ’kusalaṁ kusalaṁ akusalaṁ,
jahaṁ jahitaṁ,
amataṁ maraṇavirahitaṁ,
amataṁ amatanibbānasamannāgataṁ,
santaṁ kilesadarathavūpasamaṁ,
asamaṁ lokiyadhammena asadisaṁ maggaphalanibbānadhammaṁ,
dadaṁ dātaṁ dāyakaṁ vā,
saraṇaṁ sabbasattalokassa paṭisaraṇabhūtaṁ,
lokaṁ sattasaṅkharokāsasaṅkhataṁ tilokaṁ,
saraṇaṁ jānantaṁ, araṇaṁ nikkilesaṁ, kilesasaṅkhātaraṇavirahitaṁ vā,
araṇaṁ sattesu kilesarajassābhāvaṁ,
karaṁ desanāñāṇena kataṁ, abhayaṁ nibbhayaṁ,
abhayaṁ nibbhayaṭṭhānaṁ nibbānadisaṁ,
nāyakaṁ satte nibbānapāraṁ nentaṁ,
Nāyakaṁ tilokānaṁ jeṭṭhaṁ pāmokkhaṁ Buddhaṁ,
sakkaccaṁ tīhi dvārehi ahaṁ name namāmī ti

 

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⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−−   Bhujagasusumatā (9 syllables)

Nayanasubhagakāyaṅgaṁ,
Having body and limbs lovely to the eyes,

Madhuravarasaropetaṁ,
Endowed with a noble and sweet voice,

Amitaguṇagaṇādhāraṁ:
The receptacle of many measureless virtues:

Dasabalam-atulaṁ vande.
I worship that incomparable One of Ten Powers.

Nayanasubhagakāyaṅgaṁ sabbasattānaṁ cakkhussa sobhanaṁ gatena kāyaṅgena samannāgataṁ,
madhuravarasaropetaṁ piyapemanīyena assādiyena uttamasaddena samannāgataṁ,
amitaguṇagaṇādhāraṁ aparimiṇitabba sīlādiguṇasamūhānaṁ patiṭṭhānabhūtaṁ,
Dasabalaṁ anaññasādhāraṇena Tathāgatassa kāyañāṇadasabalena samannāgataṁ,
atulaṁ sīlādiguṇehi kenaci asadisaṁ Buddhaṁ,
tīhi dvārehi sakkaccaṁ ahaṁ vande vandāmī ti.

 

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−−−⏑⏑−⏑−⏑−   Suddhavirāja (10 syllables)

Yo Buddho dhitimāññadhārako,
He who is Buddha, the bearer of steadfast knowledge,

Saṁsāre anubhosi kāyikaṁ
Who underwent in the continual round of existence, both bodily

Dukkhaṁ cetasikañ-ca lokato:
And mental suffering for the sake of the world:

Taṁ vande naradevamaṅgalaṁ.
I worship Him, who is a blessing for men and gods.

Dhitimā samādhivanto
aññadhārako arahattaphaladhārako Arahattaphalasetacchattaṁ dhārento vā, yo yādiso Buddho,
Saṁsāre saṁsāravaṭṭe,
kāyikaṁ kāye pavattaṁ dukkhañ-ca vaṭṭadukkhañ-ca
cetasi pavattaṁ dukkhañ-ca vaṭṭadukkhañ-ca,
lokato lokahetu,
anubhosi punappunaṁ abhavasi avedayi,
naradevamaṅgalaṁ naradevānaṁ maṅgalabhūtaṁ,
Taṁ tādisaṁ Buddhaṁ,
ahaṁ vande vandāmī ti.

 

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−−⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑−−   Upaṭṭhitā (11 syllables)

Bāttiṁsatilakkhaṇacitradehaṁ,
He who has the thirty-two beautiful marks on his body, See Lakkhaṇasuttanta, Dīghanikāya 30, for a list of these marks, and how they were acquired.2

Dehajjutiniggatapajjalantaṁ
Whose body shines with an effulgence of light,

Paññādhitisīlaguṇoghavindaṁ:
Who possesses an ocean of wisdom, steadfastness, morality and virtue:

Vande Munim-antimajātiyuttaṁ.
I worship that Sage who is in his final birth.

Bāttiṁsatilakkhaṇacitraṁ dehaṁ dvattiṁsamahāpurisalakkhaṇehi vicitraṁ rūpakāyavantaṁ,
dehajjutiniggatapajjalantaṁ rūpakāyato niggatehi chabbaṇṇaraṁsīhi parisamantato vijjotavantaṁ,
paññādhitisīlaguṇo ghavindaṁ paññādhitisīlasaṅkhatānaṁ guṇānaṁ samūhaṁ labhanavantaṁ, vinditabbānaṁ paññādhitisīlasaṅkhātānaṁ guṇānaṁ samūhavantaṁ vā,
antimajātiyuttaṁ carimabhavena carimattabhāvena vā,
yuttaṁ Muniṁ Buddhaṁ,
ahaṁ tīhi dvārehi sakkaccaṁ vande vandāmī ti.

 

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−−⏑−−⏑⏑−⏑−−   Indravajirā (11 syllables)

Pātodayaṁ bāladivākaraṁ va,
Like a fresh sun rising in the morning,

Majjhe yatīnaṁ lalitaṁ sirīhi,
With charming grace in the midst of those who strive,

Puṇṇindusaṅkāsamukhaṁ, anejaṁ:
Having a face like a full moon, lust-free:

Vandāmi sabbaññum-ahaṁ Munindaṁ.
I worship the omniscient Lord of Sages.

Pātodayaṁ pageva udayaṁ uggataṁ,
bāladivākaraṁ va navuggatasūriyamāṇavo iva,
yatīnaṁ bhikkhūnaṁ
majjhe sirīhi bāttiṁsamahāpurisalakkhaṇāsītyānubyañjana-sampattisaṅkhātehi sirīhi
lalitaṁ vilāsitaṁ,
puṇṇindusaṅkāsamukhaṁ puṇṇacandena sadisaṁ ānanavantaṁ,
anejaṁ nittaṇhaṁ, lokadhammehi aniñjanaṁ vā,
sabbaññuṁ sabbadhammavijānantaṁ,
Munindaṁ Buddhaṁ,
sakkaccaṁ tīhi dvārehi ahaṁ vandāmī ti.

 

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⏑−⏑−−⏑⏑−⏑−−   Upindravajirā (11 syllables)

Upetapuñño, varabodhimūle
Endowed with merit, at the root of the Bodhi tree

Sasenamāraṁ Sugato jinitvā,
the Fortunate One, after defeating Māra and his army,

Abojjhi Bodhiṁ aruṇodayamhi:
Awoke to Wisdom as the dawn broke:

Namāmi Taṁ mārajinaṁ abhaṅgaṁ.
I revere Him, the unbroken one, who defeated the (five) deaths. 1. the god Māra or Death (devaputtamāra); 2. the deadly defilements (kilesamāra); 3. the deadly constituent parts (khandhamāra); 4. the deadly deeds (kammamāra); 5. Māra as death itself (maccumāra).3

Upetapuñño sampannadānādipāramīpuññavā dānādipāramīpuññena sampanno vā,
yo Sugato varabodhimūle uttamassa Bodhirukkhassa samīpe,
Sasenamāraṁ senāya saha pavattaṁ Mārarājaṁ,
jinitvā pāramīpuññatejena vijayitvā,
aruṇodayamhi visākhapuṇṇamiyaṁ aruṇuggamanavelāyaṁ,
Bodhiṁ Arahattamaggañāṇasabbaññutañāṇasaṅkhātaṁ Bodhiṁ,
abojjhi paṭivijjhi adhigami vā,
Mārajinaṁ pañcamārānaṁ vijitāviṁ,
abhaṅgaṁ Sasenamāro yo koci vā bhindituṁ asamatthaṁ
Taṁ Sugataṁ,
ahaṁ namāmī ti.

 

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−−⏑−−⏑⏑−⏑−−   Upajāti (Bhadrā, 11 syllables)

Rāgādichedāmalañāṇakhaggaṁ,
That one having the sword of undefiled knowledge that cuts off passion and so on,

Satīsamaññāphalakābhigāhaṁ,
Who holds up the shield known as mindfulness,

Sīloghalaṅkāravibhūsitaṁ: Taṁ
Who is adorned with the decoration of an ocean of morality: Him

Namāmi ’bhiññāvaram-iddhupetaṁ.
I revere, the one endowed with noble knowledge and psychic power.

Rāgādichedāmalañāṇakhaggaṁ rāgādikilesaṁ chindantaṁ malavirahitaṁ Arahattamaggañāṇasaṅkhātaṁ asivantaṁ,
satīsamaññāphalakābhigāhaṁ sammāsatināmikaṁ phalakaṁ daḷhagahaṇaṁ,
sīloghalaṅkāravibhūsitaṁ sīlānaṁ samūhasaṅkhātena alaṅkārena vibhūsitaṁ,
abhiññāvaram-iddhupetaṁ abhiññāsaṅkhātāya varāya uttamāya iddhiyā upetaṁ samupetaṁ samannāgataṁ,
Taṁ Buddhaṁ,
ahaṁ namāmī ti.

 

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⏑−⏑−−⏑⏑−⏑−⏑−   Vaṁsaṭṭhā (12 syllables)

Dayālayaṁ sabbadhi dukkaraṁ karaṁ,
That abode of sympathy, who (overcoming) difficulties everywhere,

Bhavaṇṇavātikkamam-aggataṁ gataṁ,
And, overcoming the ocean of existence, attained the highest,

Tilokanāthaṁ susamāhitaṁ hitaṁ:
The well-composed Lord of the Three Worlds who is a benefit (to others):

Samantacakkhuṁ paṇamāmi Taṁ ’mitaṁ.
I bow down to the measureless All-Seeing One.

Dayālayaṁ mahākaruṇāya mettāya ādhāraṁ,
sabbadhi sabbasmiṁ attabhāve,
dukkaraṁ dukkhena karitabbaṁ pañcamahāpariccāgādikammaṁ
karaṁ karontaṁ,
bhavaṇṇavātikkamaṁ tibhavasaṅkhātasamuddato atikkantaṁ,
aggataṁ sabbasattānaṁ seṭṭhabhāvaṁ,
gataṁ pattaṁ,
Tilokanāthaṁ kāmarūpa-arūpasaṅkhātassa tilokassa paṭisaraṇaṁ,
susamāhitaṁ sundarasamādhivantaṁ,
hitaṁ sabbasattānaṁ lokiyalokuttarasaṅkhātaṁ atthadhāraṇaṁ,
Samantacakkhuṁ parisamantato sabbañeyyadhammaṁ passantaṁ sabbaññutañāṇavantaṁ,
amitaṁ aparimeyyaṁ sīlādiguṇavantaṁ,
Taṁ Buddhaṁ,
ahaṁ paṇamāmi vandāmī ti.

 

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⏑−⏑−−⏑⏑−⏑−⏑−   Vaṁsaṭṭhā (12 syllables)

Tahiṁ tahiṁ pāramisañcayaṁ cayaṁ,
In this place and that place he accumulated a store of perfections,

Gataṁ gataṁ sabbhisukhappadaṁ padaṁ,
He has attained the happy resting place of the virtuous,

Narānarānaṁ sukhasambhavaṁ bhavaṁ,
And is the origin and source of happiness for men and gods,

Namānamānaṁ Jinapuṅgavaṁ gavaṁ.
I revere the noble Victor, who (overcame) the disrespectful fools. An allusion to the sectarians who opposed the Buddha.4

Tahiṁ tahiṁ tasmiṁ tasmiṁ bhave, attabhāve vā,
pāramisañcayaṁ dānādipāramīnaṁ samūhaṁ,
cayaṁ upacitaṁ parisambhūtaṁ,
sabbhi santehi sappurisehi,
gataṁ upagamitabbaṁ payirupāsitabbaṁ,
sukhappadaṁ accantasukhassa patiṭṭhānabhūtaṁ,
padaṁ nibbānaṁ gataṁ pattaṁ agamiṁ,
narānarānaṁ manussadevānaṁ,
sukhasambhavaṁ lokiyalokuttarasukhassa kāraṇaṁ tividhasukhassa labhanakāraṇabhūtaṁ puññaṁ vā,
bhavaṁ nibbattentaṁ,
anamānaṁ anamantānaṁ anādarānaṁ avandantānaṁ vā,
gavaṁ goṇasadisānaṁ bālānaṁ,
Jinapuṅgavaṁ jayantapurisuttamaṁ Buddhaṁ,
ahaṁ name namāmī ti.

 

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−−⏑−−⏑⏑−⏑−⏑−   Indavaṁsā (12 syllables)

Maggaṅganāvaṁ Munidakkhanāviko,
The Sage and skilful mariner ascended the ship of the Path-factors,

Īhāphiyaṁ ñāṇakarena gāhako,
Grasped with the hand of knowledge the oar of exertion,

Āruyha yo tāya bahū bhavaṇṇavā:
And crossed over the manifold ocean of existence:

Tāresi Taṁ buddham-aghappahaṁ name.
I revere Him, who understood, abandoned distress and crossed over.

Yo Munidakkhanāviko yo Buddhasaṅkhāto cheko nāvājeṭṭhako,
maggaṅganāvaṁ aṭṭhamaggaṅgasaṅkhātaṁ nāvaṁ
āruyha ārohitvā
īhāphiyaṁ vīriyasaṅkhātaṁ dabbisārakaṁ,
ñāṇakarena sabbaññutañāṇasaṅkhātena hatthena,
gāhako daḷhaṁ gaṇhamāno hutvā tāya aṭṭhamaggaṅganāvāya,
bahū aneke veneyyasatte
bhavaṇṇavā tibhavasaṅkhātamahāsamuddato,
tāresi otāresi,
buddhaṁ paṭividdhacatusaccadhammaṁ
aghappahaṁ sattānaṁ dukkhaviddhaṁsentaṁ kilesa viddhaṁsentaṁ vā
Taṁ Munidakkhanāvikaṁ
ahaṁ name namāmī ti.

 

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⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑⏑−   Toṭaka (12 syllables)

Samatiṁsatipāramisambharaṇaṁ,
He who fulfilled the thirty That is, each of the ten perfections in the lower, middling and highest levels.5 perfections equally,

Varabodhidume Catusaccadasaṁ,
Who, under the noble Bodhi tree, saw the Four Truths,

Varam-iddhigataṁ naradevahitaṁ:
Attained the noble psychic powers, which benefit gods and men:

Tibhavūpasamaṁ paṇamāmi Jinaṁ.
I bow down to the Victor, who stilled (rebirth in) the three (planes of) existence.

Samatiṁsatisambharaṇaṁ samatiṁsapāramiyo sambhūtaṁ paripūritaṁ,
Varabodhidume Uttamabodhirukkhamūle,
Catusaccadasaṁ Cattāri Ariyasaccāni maggañāṇena passantaṁ paṭivijjhantaṁ,
varam-iddhigataṁ uttamaṁ atītabuddhānaṁ
iddhipattaṁ uttamānaṁ iddhīnaṁ patiṭṭhānabhūtaṁ vā,
naradevahitaṁ manussadevānaṁ lokiyalokuttarasaṅkhātaṁ payojanaṁ dhāraṇaṁ,
tibhavūpasamaṁ kāmarūpārūpasaṅkhātehi tīhi bhavehi upasamitaṁ, kāmarūpārūpasaṅkhātesu tīsu bhavesu punabbhavābhinibbattito upasamitaṁ nibbutaṁ vā,
Jinaṁ pañcamārajayantaṁ Buddhaṁ
paṇamāmi ahaṁ ñāṇasampayuttacittena ādaraṁ vandāmī ti.

 

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⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑⏑−   Toṭaka (12 syllables)

Satapuññajalakkhaṇikaṁ, virajaṁ,
Having the marks that arose because of hundreds of merits, passionless,

Gaganūpamadhiṁ, dhiti-Merusamaṁ,
Superior like the sky, firm like (Mount) Meru,

Jalajūpamasītalasīlayutaṁ,
Cool, like the lotus, endowed with morality,

Pathavīsahanaṁ: paṇamāmi Jinaṁ.
who endures (like) the Earth: I bow down to the Victor.

Satapuññajalakkhaṇikaṁ anekapāramīpuññatejena jātena dvattiṁsamahāpurisalakkhaṇena sampannaṁ,
virajaṁ rāgarajādīnaṁ abhāvā vigatarajaṁ,
gaganūpamadhiṁ ākāsūpamasabbaññutañāṇavantaṁ,
dhiti-Merusamaṁ Sinerupabbatasadisaṁ acalasamādhivantaṁ,
jalajūpamasītalasīlayutaṁ, udakajātappadumasadisena accantātisītalena asaṅkhyeyyasīlena sampayuttaṁ,
pathavīsahanaṁ pathavī viya khantisampannaṁ, khantivantaṁ vā,
Jinaṁ pañca-Māravijayaṁ Buddhaṁ ahaṁ sakkaccaṁ paṇamāmi vandāmī ti.

 

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−−−⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑−−   Pahāsinī (13 syllables)

Yo Buddho sumati, dive divākaro va,
He who is the wise Buddha, like the sun shining in the day,

Sobhanto ratijanane silāsanamhi,
* Resplendent, producing delight, while sitting on his stone throne,

Āsīno sivasukhadaṁ adesi Dhammaṁ,
Taught the Abhidhamma, which gives the happiness of safety,

Devānaṁ: Tam-Asadisaṁ namāmi niccaṁ.
to the gods: I always revere Him who is Matchless.

Sumati sundarasabbaññutañāṇavāto, desanāñāṇavāto vā,
yo yādiso Buddho,
dive divase
divākaro va sūriyo iva,
sobhanto virocamāno hutvā,
ratijanane devānaṁ atappakapītisomanassuppādane, pemuppādane vā,
silāsanamhi paṇḍukampalanāmake silāsane,
āsīno nisīdanto hutvā,
sivasukhadaṁ nibbānasukhadāyakaṁ,
Dhammaṁ Abhidhammadhammaṁ,
devānaṁ Mātupubbadevaputtappamukhānaṁ upapattidevānaṁ adesi kathesi,
asadisaṁ appaṭipuggalaṁ,
Taṁ Buddhaṁ
ahaṁ niccaṁ satataṁ namāmi vandāmī ti.

 

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−−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑−−   Vasantatilakā (14 syllables)

Yo pādapaṅkajamuduttalarājikehi,
He who has tender skin on his lotus feet,

Lokehi tīhi ’vikalehi nirākulehi,
Who is unconfused, not lacking (in knowledge) about the three worlds,

Sampāpuṇe nirupameyyatam-eva, Nātho
Who has attained the incomparable,

Taṁ sabbalokamahitaṁ asamaṁ namāmi.
Who is unequalled and honoured by the whole world: I revere Him, the Lord.

Yo Nātho yo yādiso sabbasattānaṁ paṭisaraṇo Buddho,
avikalehi kehici avekallehi,
nirākulehi ākulavirahitehi,
pādapaṅkajamuduttalarājikehi pādasaṅkhātapadumassa saṇhatale jātehi aṭṭhasatacakkalakkhaṇarājikehi,
tīhi lokehi kattubhūtehi,
nirupameyyataṁ appameyyabhāvaṁ appamitabbabhāvaṁ vā,
sampāpuṇe eva sammā gacchati eva,
sabbalokamahitaṁ sabbalokena pūjitaṁ,
asamaṁ sabbamanussadevabrahmehi asadisaṁ,
taṁ Nāthaṁ ahaṁ namāmī ti.

 

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−−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑−−   Vasantatilakā (14 syllables)

Buddhaṁ narānarasamosaraṇaṁ dhitattaṁ,
The Buddha with steady mind, who brought together men and gods,

Paññāpadīpajutiyā vihatandhakāraṁ,
Who, with the lustre of the light of wisdom destroyed the darkness (of ignorance),

Atthābhikāmanaradevahitāvahaṁ, Taṁ
He who greatly desires the welfare and benefit of men and gods, Him

Vandāmi, kāruṇikam-aggam-anantañāṇaṁ.
I worship, the great compassionate (Buddha), with infinite knowledge.

Narānarasamosaraṇaṁ manussadevānaṁ samaṁ osaraṇaṁ sannipatitaṭṭhānaṁ,
dhitattaṁ samāhitacittaṁ,
paññāpadīpajutiyā Arahattamaggañāṇasaṅkhātapadīpobhāsena karaṇabhūtena
vihatandhakāraṁ hanitabba avijjāsaṅkhātamohatamaṁ,
atthābhikāmaṁ sattalokassa lokiyalokuttarasaṅkhātapayojanaṁ ativiya icchantaṁ,
naradevahitāvahaṁ manussadevānaṁ hitaṁ dhārakaṁ,
kāruṇikaṁ sabbasattesu mahākaruṇāya yuttaṁ mahākaruṇavantaṁ vā,
aggaṁ jātipuññaguṇamahattabhāvena sabbasattuttamaṁ,
anantañāṇaṁ gaṇavasena ca sabhāvavasena ca visayavasena ca antavirahitañāṇaṁ, anantaṁ sabbaññutañāṇavantaṁ vā,
Taṁ Buddhaṁ ahaṁ vippasannena cetasā vandāmī ti.

 

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⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−−⏑−−⏑−−   Mālinī (15 syllables)

Akhilaguṇanidhāno yo Munindopagantvā
The deposit of all virtues, the Lord of Sages, who, after approaching

Vanam-Isipatanavhaṁ, saññatānaṁ niketaṁ,
The Wood called Isipatana, the abode of those restrained,

Tahim-akusalachedaṁ Dhammacakkaṁ pavatto:
And rolling the Dhamma-Wheel, which cut off unwholesomeness in that place:

Tam-atulam-abhikantaṁ vandaneyyaṁ namāmi.
I revere Him of incomparable beauty, who should be worshipped.

Akhilanidhāno sabbalokiyalokuttarasaṅkhātānaṁ sīlasamādhipaññādiguṇasamūhānaṁ patiṭṭhāno
yo yādiso
Munindo pañcannaṁ munīnaṁ indo issaro Bhagavā,
saññatānaṁ kāyavacīmanosaṁyamantānaṁ sādhūnaṁ,
niketaṁ vasanaṭṭhānaṁ rammaṇaṭṭhānaṁ vā,
Isipatanavhaṁ Isipatananāmikaṁ Isipatanan-ti voharitabbaṁ vā,
vanaṁ Migadāyavanaṁ,
upagantvā gamitvā,
tahiṁ tasmiṁ Isipatananāmake Migadāya vane,
akusalassa samucchedaṁ,
Dhammacakkaṁ Dhammacakkappavattanasuttaṁ,
pavatto pañcavaggiyānaṁ bhikkhūnaṁ adesayi,
atulaṁ sīlādīhi guṇehi kenaci asadisaṁ,
abhikantaṁ sabbadevamanussehi ativiya kantaṁ kamanīyaṁ tuṭṭhi sarīravaṇṇavantaṁ,
vandaneyyaṁ devamanussānaṁ vandanārahaṁ tehi vā vanditabbaṁ,
Taṁ munindaṁ
ahaṁ tīhi dvārehi namāmi vandāmī ti.

 

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⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−−⏑⏑−⏑−⏑−−   (16 syllables) Identified as the metre Vāninī by the Ṭīkā, that metre varies from this in that the eighth syllable is described as light, not heavy, as here.6

Suciparivāritaṁ, surucirappabhāhi rattaṁ,
Surrounded by the pure, brilliant with beautiful radiance,

Sirivisarālayaṁ gupitam-indriyeh’ upetaṁ,
The abode of many glories, endowed with guarded Sanskrit: Gupita is for Pāḷi gopita m.c.7 senses,

Ravisasimaṇḍalappabhutilakkhaṇopacittaṁ:
And beautiful marks beginning with the disk of the sun and the moon: These are two of the marks on the bottom of the Buddha’s feet.8

Suranarapūjitaṁ Sugatam-ādaraṁ namāmi.
I revere with respect the Fortunate One, worshipped by gods and men.

Suciparivāritaṁ rāgādimalavisuddhāhi Ariyasāvakādiparisāhi, parikkhāritaṁ kilesamalavisuddhaṁ parikkhāravantaṁ vā,
surucirappabhāhi suṭṭhu kantitasarīranikkhantabyāmamattaraṁsīhi karaṇabhūtehi,
rattaṁ niccaṁ rañjitabbakāyaṁ,
sirivisarālayaṁ paññāpuññasaṅkhātalakkhisamūhānaṁ patiṭṭhānaṁ,
gupitam-indriyehi gupitabbehi saṁvaritabbehi chahi cakkhādīndriyehi,
upetaṁ samupetaṁ samannāgataṁ,
ravisasimaṇḍalappabhutilakkhaṇopacittaṁ sūriyamaṇḍalacandamaṇḍalādīhi pādacakkalakkhaṇehi abhivicitrapādaṁ, abhivicitraṁ sūriyamaṇḍalacandamaṇḍalādiṁ pādacakkalakkhaṇavantaṁ vā,
suranarapūjitaṁ devamanussehi pūjitabbaṁ,
Sugataṁ Buddhaṁ
ādaraṁ sakkaccaṁ
ahaṁ namāmi vandāmī ti.

 

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−−−−⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−   Mandakkāntā (17 syllables)

Maggoḷumpena muhapaṭighāsādi-ullolavīciṁ
* With the raft of the Path, he crossed over the waves and currents of delusion, anger and desire

Saṁsāroghaṁ tari; tam-abhayaṁ pārapattaṁ, pajānaṁ
* The ocean of existences; the fearless one fully crossed over, and he established humanity’s

Tāṇaṁ leṇaṁ asamasaraṇaṁ ekatitthaṁ patiṭṭhaṁ:
Shelter, safety and unequalled refuge, the one (true) haven:

Puññakkhettaṁ paramasukhadaṁ Dhammarājaṁ namāmi.
I revere the King of the Dhamma, that field of merit, who gives the ultimate bliss.

Yo Dhammarājā muhapaṭighāsādi-ullolavīciṁ mohadosataṇhādisaṅkhātaṁ mahātaraṅgakhuddaka-ūmikaṁ,
saṁsāroghaṁ saṁsārasaṅkhātaṁ oghaṁ samuddajalappavāhaṁ,
Maggoḷumpena Aṭṭhamaggaṅgasaṅkhātena kullena
tari atariṁ,
abhayaṁ khemaṁ, jāti-ādīnaṁ abhāvato nibbhayaṁ vā,
pārapattaṁ nibbānapāraṁ pattaṁ adhigataṁ,
pajānaṁ sabbasattānaṁ,
tāṇaṁ tāyanaṭṭhena tāṇaṁ rakkhaṇaṁ,
leṇaṁ nilīyanaṭṭhena leṇaṁ nilīyanaṁ,
asamasaraṇaṁ sabbasattānaṁ asadisāvassayanaṁ,
ekatitthaṁ nibbānapāragamanānaṁ ekatitthabhūtaṁ,
patiṭṭhaṁ sabbasattānaṁ mahādīpaṁ viya patiṭṭhaṁ ādhārabhūtaṁ,
puññakkhettaṁ nibbānasukhatthikānaṁ puññabījassa khettabhūtaṁ, puññatthikānaṁ puññabījassa vapanaṭṭhānaṁ khettabhūtaṁ vā,
paramasukhaṁ uttamaṁ nibbānasukhaṁ dadamānaṁ,
Dhammarājaṁ Buddhaṁ lokiyalokuttaradhammehi pajānaṁ rañjāpanaṁ vā, pāramīdhammeneva Buddhabhāvaṁ jātaṁ Buddhaṁ vā,
ahaṁ tīhi dvārehi namāmī ti.

 

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−−−−−⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−   Kusumitalatāvellitā (18 syllables)

Kaṇḍambaṁ This must be an alternative spelling for the Gaṇḍamba, or swollen mango tree.9 mūle parahitakaro yo Munindo nisinno,
The Lord of Sages sitting at the root of the Kaṇḍamba tree, seeking the benefit of others,

Accheraṁ sīghaṁ nayanasubhagaṁ ākulaṇṇaggijālaṁ,
* Quickly wrought a wonder by scattering water and fire that was pleasing to the eyes,

Dujjāladdhaṁsaṁ, Munibhi ’jahitaṁ pāṭiheraṁ akāsi:
Destroying the false net (of views), this miracle was not left undone by the Sage:

Vande Taṁ, seṭṭhaṁ paramaratijaṁ iddhidhammeh’ upetaṁ.
I worship Him, the praised origin of supreme delight, endowed with psychic power.

Parahitakaro attanā paresaṁ sabbasattānaṁ atthaṁ payojanaṁ karonto,
yo Munindo yo yādiso Buddho,
Kaṇḍambaṁ mūle Kaṇḍanāmikena Pasenadikosalarañño uyyānapālena ropitassa setambarukkhassa samīpe
sannisinno vasamāno,
accheraṁ vimhāpanīyaṁ,
nayanasubhagaṁ devamanussānaṁ pasādacakkhussa sobhanapattaṁ
ākulaṇṇaggijālaṁ parikiṇṇa-udaka dhārāggisikhavantaṁ parisamantato kulaṁ, parikiṇṇaṁ aññamaññamissakaṁ yamakaṁ yamakaṁ udakajālāggijālavantaṁ vā,
dujjāladdhaṁsaṁ duṭṭhuṁ micchādiṭṭhivādasaṅkhātaṁ jālaṁ viddhaṁsitaṁ,
Munibhi ’jahitaṁ sabba-Sammāsambuddhehi avijahitaṁ,
pāṭiheraṁ paccanīkapaṭihārakaṁ pāṭihāriyaṁ, udakaggiyamakaṁyamakaṁ pāṭihāriyaṁ vā,
sīghaṁ khippaṁ,
akāsi akari,
seṭṭhaṁ pasatthataraṁ,
paramaratijaṁ devamanussānaṁ uttamaratiṁ janakaṁ, uttamānaṁ sādhūnaṁ cittaramanaṁ janāpetaṁ vā,
iddhidhammehi acinteyyāppameyyehi Buddha-iddhi guṇehi
upetaṁ samannāgataṁ,
Taṁ Munindaṁ
ahaṁ sirasā vande vandāmī ti.

 

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⏑−−−−−⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−   Meghavipphujjitā Mistakenly identified as the 18-syllable Kusumitalatāvellitā by the Ṭīkā. The profile here is similar to that metre, but has an extra short syllable at the beginning.10 (19 syllables)

Munindakko yeko dayudayaruṇo ñāṇavitthiṇṇabimbo,
That clever Sage, who is the rising dawn of compassion, having extensive knowledge,

Vineyyappāṇoghaṁ kamalakathitaṁ Dhammaraṁsīvarehi,
Who leads over the watery ocean what are called lotuses with the noble rays of his Dhamma,

Subodhesī suddhe tibhavakuhare byāpitakkittinañ-ca,
And Awakens the pure of heart in the pit of the three worlds, widely-renowned,

Tilokekaccakkhuṁ dukham-asahanaṁ: Taṁ Mahesiṁ namāmi.
The one (wisdom) eye of the three worlds, who endured suffering: This is evidently the meaning both in the long and the short commentary, though it looks like the opposite to me: dukkhaṁ asahanaṁ, unable to endure suffering.11 I revere Him, the Great Sage.

Dayudayaruṇo mahākaruṇāsaṅkhāta-udayapabbatuggatasūriyāruṇo, udayapabbatato uggatasūriyāruṇo viya mahākaruṇā vā,
ñāṇavitthiṇṇabimbo sabbaññutañāṇasaṅkhāto vitthāraparimaṇḍalo, vitthāracakkavāḷamaṇḍalaṁ viya vipulārammaṇasabbaññutañāṇavā,
eko asahāyo Ekabuddhabhūto,
yo yādiso,
Munindakko Buddhādicco
suddhe rāgādimalehi visuddhe
tibhavakuhare tibhavasaṅkhātakamalasare,
kamalakathitaṁ uppalan-ti kathetabbaṁ,
vineyyappāṇoghaṁ vinetabba sattasamūhaṁ,
Dhammaraṁsīvarehi Uttamadhammasaṅkhātaraṁsīhi,
subodhesi catusaccadhammaṁ paṭivedhayamānena suṭṭhu pabodhesi vikāsesi,
byāpitakkittinaṁ tiloke patthaṭaparikittanaṁ, sīlādiguṇehi patthaṭathutighosikaṁ vā,
tilokekaccakkhuṁ kāmarūpārūpasaṅkhātānaṁ tilokānaṁ ekaṁ paññācakkhubhūtaṁ,
dukham-asahanaṁ puthujjanehi atidukkhamitaṭṭhānaṁ khamanaṁ,
Mahesiṁ mahantaṁ sīlakkhandhādiṁ pariyesamānaṁ mahantaṁ Nibbānaṁ gavesamānaṁ vā,
Taṁ Munindakkaṁ,
ahaṁ sirasā namāmi vandāmī ti.

 

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−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑   Vutta (20 syllables)

Yo Jino anekajātiyaṁ, saputtadāram-aṅgajīvitam-pi,
* That Victor who, in countless lives, gave both his children and wife, his limbs and life,

Bodhipemato alaggamānaso adāsi yeva atthikassa,
Without a clinging mind, for love of Awakening, to he who desired it,

Dānapāramiṁ tato paraṁ apūri sīlapāramādikam-pi,
And after the perfection of generosity fulfilled the others, like the perfection of virtue and so on,

Tāsam-iddhiyopayātam-Aggataṁ: Tam-Ekadīpakaṁ namāmi.
And reached the Highest through their (inherent) power: I revere Him, the one (true) Island.

Yo Jino anekajātiyaṁ anekasaṁsārabhave,
saputtadāraṁ puttena ca bhariyāya ca sahitaṁ,
aṅgajīvitam-pi aṅgapaccaṅgajīvitindriyam-pi, atha vā hatthapādakaṇṇanāsacakkhādisarīrāvayavañ-ca jīvitindriya paṭibaddhasakalasarīrañ-ca,
bodhipemato Arahattamaggasabbaññutañāṇasaṅkhātāya bodhiyā piyamānattā,
alaggamānaso ti puttadārāṅgajīvitādīsu anallīyanacitto hutvā,
atthikassa puttadārādiṁ kāmikassa yācakassa,
adāsi yeva pariccāgace tanāya adāsi eva,
dānapāramim-pi tato dānapāramito,
paraṁ aññaṁ,
sīlapāramādikam-pi sīlapāramī-ādikam-pi,
apūri Sammāsambodhatthāya pūraṇaṁ akāsi,
tāsaṁ pāramīnaṁ,
iddhiyā samiddhiyā,
Aggataṁ uttamabhāvaṁ Seṭṭhabuddhattaṁ vā,
upayātaṁ upagataṁ,
Ekadīpakaṁ sabbasattānaṁ Ekapaṭisaraṇabhūtaṁ Ekapatiṭṭhānabhūtaṁ vā, dīpakam-iva Ekapaṭisaraṇabhūtaṁ patiṭṭhānabhūtaṁ vā,
Taṁ Jinaṁ,
tīhi dvārehi namāmī ti.

 

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−−−−⏑−−⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−   Saddharā (21 syllables)

Devādevātidevaṁ nidhanavapudharaṁ mārabhaṅgaṁ abhaṅgaṁ
The Great God above all gods, bearing his last body, having broken the (five) killers, unbroken (himself),

Dīpaṁ dīpaṁ pajānaṁ, jayavarasayane Bodhipattaṁ ’dhipattaṁ
Who spread the light of wisdom on people, and attained Awakening on the noble victory seat,

Brahmābrahmāgatānaṁ varagirakathikaṁ pāpahīnaṁ pahīnaṁ
Surrounded by brahmas and others, speaking with a noble voice, Sanskrit: gira, voice.12 having given up low actions,

Lokālokābhirāmaṁ: satatam-abhiname Taṁ Munindaṁ Munindaṁ.
Greatly delighting the worlds: I always greatly revere Him, the Lord of Sages, the Lord of the (five) Sages. This is presumably a reference to the group-of-five monks, whom the Buddha brought to Awakening.13

Devādevātidevaṁ sammutideva-upapattidevānaṁ ati-uttamaṁ visuddhidevabhūtaṁ,
nidhanavapudharaṁ antimakāyadhāraṇaṁ,
mārabhaṅgaṁ devaputtādipañcamāre viddhaṁsanaṁ
abhaṅgaṁ Mārasenāya bhañjituṁ asamatthaṁ, Mārasenā bhañjanārahaṁ vā,
pajānaṁ sattānaṁ,
dīpaṁ paññāpadīpaṁ,
kammabhūtaṁ dīpaṁ dīpakaṁ pakāsentaṁ,
jayavarasayane pañcamāravijayantaṭṭhānabhūte uttamabodhipallaṅkāsane ādhārabhūte,
Bodhipattaṁ Arahattamaggasabbaññutañāṇaṁ gataṁ,
adhipattaṁ sadevake loke sabbadevamanussānaṁ jeṭṭhabhāvaṁ gataṁ,
brahmābrahmāgatānaṁ payirupāsanavasena āgatānaṁ brahmadevamanussaparisānaṁ,
varagirakathikaṁ seṭṭhavācāya Dhammaṁ desamānaṁ,
pāpahīnaṁ lāmakākusalakilesaṁ,
pahīnaṁ Arahattamaggañāṇena susamucchinnaṁ,
lokālokābhirāmaṁ manussalokadevabrahmalokānaṁ abhirāmabhūtaṁ,
Munindaṁ pañcamunissaraṁ,
Taṁ Munindaṁ,
satataṁ niccaṁ abhiṇhaṁ
ahaṁ abhiname abhisakkaccaṁ namāmī ti.

 

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−−−−⏑−−⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−   Saddharā (21 syllables)

Buddho nigrodhabimbo mudukaracaraṇo brahmaghoseṇijaṅgho,
The Buddha, having a form like the banyan tree, soft hands and feet, a voice like brahma, calves like an antelope,

Kosacchādaṅgajāto, punar-api Sugato suppatiṭṭhitapādo,
And a foreskin that covers the organ, the Fortunate One, with steady feet,

Mūdodātuṇṇalomo, atham-api Sugato brahmujuggattabhāvo,
Soft hair between the brows, the Fortunate One, straight-limbed (like) a brahma,

Nīlakkhī dīghapaṇhī sukhumamalachavī, thomyarasaggasaggī,
Having blue eyes, long heels, exquisite skin, whose taste buds are the very best,

Buddho kattubhūto,
nigrodhabimbo nigrodhassa parimaṇḍalo viya parimaṇḍalasarīro
mudukaracaraṇo saṇhahatthapādo,
brahmaghoso brahmuno saro viya aṭṭhaṅgasampannasara vanto,
eṇijaṅghā eṇimigassa jaṅghā viya suvaṭṭajāṇuko,
kosacchādaṅgajāto usabhavāraṇā dīnaṁ aṅgajāto viya suvaṇṇapadumakaṇṇikasadisena vatthakosena paṭicchannena guyhaṅgajātena samannāgato,
punar-api punāpi,
Sugato Buddho,
suppatiṭṭhitapādo suvaṇṇapādukatalam-iva bhūmiyaṁ samaṁ suṭṭhu patiṭṭhitapādo,
mūdodātuṇṇalomo bhamukantare jāto saṇhasukhumo seto suddho uṇṇalomavanto,
atham-api tad-aññaṁ api,
Sugato Buddho,
brahmujuggattabhāvo brahmuno ujūggata-attabhāvo viya ujum-eva attabhāvo,
nīlakkhī atinīlanettena samannāgato,
dīghapaṇhi āyatapaṇhi paripuṇṇapaṇhi vā,
sukhumamalachavī saṇhamalavisuddhataco saṇhamalavirahitataco vā,
thomyarasaggasaggī thomitabba sattarasaharaṇasahassanhārūddhaggikā,

 

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−−−−⏑−−⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−   Saddharā (21 syllables)

Cattālīsaggadanto samakalapanajo antaraṁsappapīno,
Having forty of the best teeth, even teeth, a full back between the shoulders,

Cakkenaṅkītapādo aviraḷadasano, Māraj’ ussaṅkhapādo,
Wheel-marked feet, unflawed teeth, He who defeated the killers, having high ankles,

Tiṭṭhanto nonamanto ’bhayakaramudunā jaṇṇukānāmasanto,
Who, while standing, without bending, with both his soft hands, can touch his knees,

Vaṭṭakkhandho, Jino gotaruṇapakhumako sīhapubbaḍḍhakāyo,
Whose body is round, the Victor, having eyelashes like an ox, the upper half of whose body is like a lion,

Jino pañcamārajitavā Buddho,
cattālīsaggadanto samacattālīsa-uttamadanto,
samakalapanajo kakacena chinditvā, ṭhapito viya samadanto,
antaraṁsappapīno dvinnaṁ aṁsānaṁ khandhānaṁ antaraṁ vemajjhe paripuṇṇapiṭṭhitalo,
cakkenaṅkitapādo aṭṭhasatapādacakkalakkhaṇena lakkhitapādatalo,
aviraḷadasano avivaradantena sampanno,
Māraji pañcamārajitavā Buddho,
ussaṅkhapādo pādassa upari ṭhitena saṅkhasadisattā saṅkhanāmikena gopphakena samannāgato,
tiṭṭhanto ṭhitako va
nonamanto anamamāno hutvā
ubhayakaramudunā sukhumena hatthadvayena
jaṇṇukāni jaṅghāni
āmasanto parimajjituṁ sakkonto,
vaṭṭakkhandho suvaṇṇāliṅgo viya samavaṭṭitagaliko,
gotaruṇapakhumako taṁmuhuttajātarattavacchassa cakkhubhaṇḍo viya vippasannacakkhubhaṇḍo, vippasannacakkhubhaṇḍena samannāgato vā,
sīhapubbaḍḍhakāyo sīhassa pubbaḍḍhakāyo viya paripuṇṇakāyo.

 

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−−−−⏑−−⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−   Saddharā (21 syllables)

Sattappīno ca dīghaṅguli-m-atha Sugato lomakūpekalomo,
Having seven fat areas, long fingers, the Fortunate One, with one hair to a vesicle,

Sampannodātadāṭho kanakasamataco nīlamuddhaggalomo,
Full white teeth, smooth, golden skin, with black hair on the top of his head,

Sambuddho, thūlajivho atha sīhahanuko jālikappādahattho,
The Sambuddha, having a broad tongue, then a lion-like jaw, webbed feet and hands,

Nātho uṇhīsasīso itiguṇasahitaṁ: Taṁ Mahesiṁ namāmi.
Whose head has a crown, the Lord endowed with these (thirty-two) qualities: I revere Him, the Great Sage.

Sugato Buddho,
sattapīno dvihatthapādāṁsakūṭa-ekagalavasena sattasu ṭhānesu paripuṇṇamaṁsiko,
dīghaṅguli samā-ayatahatthapādaṅguli,
atha tad-aññaṁ,
lomakūpekalomo ekekalomakūpe ekekajātalomo,
sampannodātadāṭho sampannasukkadāṭho,
kanakasamataco suvaṇṇena sadisacammo,
nīlamuddhaggalomo nīlaṁ uddhaṁ aggā koṭi hutvā mukhasobhaṁ ullokayamāno viya ṭhitalomo,
Sambuddho Tathāgato,
thūlajivho mududīghaputhulajivhāya sampanno,
atha tadaññaṁ,
sīhahanuko sīhassa heṭṭhāhanu viya paripuṇṇahanuko,
jālikappādahattho kusalena vaḍḍhakināvātapāne sammāyojitajālaṁ viya cammena appaṭibaddhahatthapādaṅgulantaro,
Nātho Buddho,
uṇhīsasīso rañño uṇhīsapaṭṭo viya virocamāno pakatimaṁsapiṇḍasaṅkhāto uṇhīsapaṭṭasīso,
itiguṇasahitaṁ evaṁ iminā vuttappakārena dvattiṁsamahāpurisalakkhaṇaguṇena samannāgataṁ,
Taṁ Mahesiṁ Buddhaṁ
tīhi dvārehi ahaṁ namāmi vandāmī ti.

 

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−−−−⏑−−⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−   Saddharā (21 syllables)

“Buddho, Buddho” ti ghoso atidulabhataro kā kathā Buddhabhāvo?
* The sound, “Buddha, Buddha” is extremely rare in the world, what to say of Buddhahood?

Loke tasmā vibhāvī vividhahitasukhaṁ sādhavo patthayantā,
Therefore the wise and good, wishing for various sorts of benefit and happiness,

Iṭṭhaṁ atthaṁ vahantaṁ suranaramahitaṁ nibbhayaṁ dakkhiṇeyyaṁ,
* Desiring their (true) welfare, should always revere Him, who is fearless, worthy, honoured by gods and men,

Lokānaṁ nandivaḍḍhaṁ Dasabalam-asamaṁ, Taṁ namassantu niccaṁ.
The incomparable One of Ten Powers, who increases the happiness of the world.

Loke tiloke manussaloke vā,
Buddho Buddho ti ghoso Buddho Buddho iti kittisaddo thutisaddo vā,
atidulabhataro ativiya dullabhatamo,
Buddhabhāvo Buddhassa bhāvo,
kā kathā kiṁ vattabbo eva,
tasmā Buddho Buddho ti ghosassa atidullabhatarattā,
vibhāvī medhāvī
vividhahitasukhaṁ nānappakāraṁ lokiyalokuttarasaṅkhātaṁ hitasukhaṁ patthayantā yācantā,
sādhavo sappurisā
iṭṭhaṁ kāmayamānaṁ,
atthaṁ iṭṭhadhammikasamparāyikādi-atthaṁ,
vahantaṁ dhārakaṁ,
suranaramahitaṁ devamanussehi pūjitaṁ,
nibbhayaṁ abhayaṁ asantāsaṁ vā,
dakkhiṇeyyaṁ paralokaṁ saddahitvā dātabba-uttamadānārahaṁ,
lokānaṁ sattalokānaṁ
nandivaḍḍhaṁ pītiyā vaḍḍhāpanentaṁ,
Dasabalaṁ asādhāraṇena dasakāyañāṇabalena sampannaṁ, asamaṁ sīlādiguṇehi kenaci asadisaṁ,
Taṁ tādisaṁ guṇasampannaṁ Buddhaṁ,
niccaṁ satataṁ samitaṁ sabbakālaṁ nirantaraṁ,
namassantu abhivandantū ti.

 

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−−−−⏑−−⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−   Saddharā (21 syllables)

Puññenetena sohaṁ nipuṇamati sato samparāye ca titto,
May I, through this merit Through the merit of writing these verses.14 in the future (become) The verb comes at the end of the following verse.15 subtle-minded, mindful, satisfied,

Dakkho diṭṭhujjupañño avikalaviriyo bhogavā saṁvibhāgī,
Clever, with wise and upright view, not lacking in energy, wealthy, generous,

Tikkho sūro dhitatto saparahitacaro dīghajīvī arogo,
Quick-witted, strong, resolute, living for others’ benefit, long-lived, healthy,

Dhañño vaṇṇo yasassī atibalavadharo kittimā khantupeto,
Rich, beautiful, famous, powerful, renowned, endowed with patience,

Sohaṁ so ahaṁ,
etena puññena iminā Buddhavandanapuññakammena,
samparāye paraloke,
nipuṇamati ca saṇhasukhumapaññavā ca,
sato satimā ca,
titto tappano athāladdhavatthunā santuṭṭho ca,
dakkho taṁ taṁ kicce cheko ca,
diṭṭhujjupañño ujudiṭṭhipaññāya sampanno ca,
avīkalavīriyo anūnavīriyo ca paripuṇṇavīriyo vā,
bhogavā bhuñjitabba sampattisukhena sampanno ca
saṁvibhāgī saṁvibhajanasīlo ca
tikkho tikkhapaññavā ca,
sūro ti sattivanto nibbhayo ca,
dhitatto samāhitacitto ca ekaggacitto vā,
saparahitacaro attahitaparahitapaṭipannako ca,
dīghajīvī dīghāyuko ca,
arogo rogaviraho ca,
dhañño sirīpuññapaññālakkhaṇasampanno ca,
vaṇṇo vaṇṇasampanno ca,
yasassī parivārasampanno ca,
atibalavadharo atibalavantadhārako ca,
kittimā kitti ghosavanto ca,
khantupeto khantiyā upeto samupeto samannāgato ca bhaveyyan-ti.

 

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Saddho dātaṅgupeto paramasiridharo diṭṭhadhamme viratto,
In the here and now may I be The verb is at the end of the verse.16 faith, generous, glorious, detached,

Lajjī kalyāṇamitto abhiratakusalo pañcasīlādirakkho,
Modest, having spiritual friends, Kalyāṇamitta is an interesting word, meaning both being a spiritual friend, and having spiritual friends. The latter is the meaning here.17 delighting in the good, protecting the five precepts and so on,

Appiccho appakodho ativujuhadayo iddhimā appameyyo,
With no desires, no anger, being upright in heart, having psychic power, immeasureable (qualities),

Pāsaṁso pemavāco sujanaguṇavidū māmako so bhaveyyaṁ.
Praiseworthy, with loveable words, one who knows a good person’s virtue and may I be devoted (to the Triple Gem).

So ahaṁ diṭṭhadhamme paccakkhabhūte attabhāve,
saddho saddhāya samannāgato ca,
dātaṅgupeto dātassa aṅgāya kāraṇabhūtāya dhanasampattiyā upeto samupeto samannāgato ca, dātabba vatthu ca, tappaṭiggāhakapuggalo ca, saddhā cā ti tīhi aṅgehi upeto samupeto samannāgato ca vā,
paramasiridharo uttamasirīdhārako ca, uttamasiriṁ dhāraṇasamattho ca vā,
viratto kāmaguṇesu vigataratto ca,
lajjī pāpahirivanto ca, pāpajigucchanalakkhaṇāya lajjāya sampanno ca vā, hirottappasamannāgato ca vā,
kalyāṇamitto sundaramittasampanno ca,
abhiratakusalo dānādipuññakusaladhammesu abhiramaṇo ca,
pañcasīlādirakkho pañcasīlādīni rakkhituṁ samattho ca,
appiccho aniccho ca, rūpādikāmaguṇesu anicchanto ca vā,
appakodho dussanalakkhaṇadosato virahito ca,
ativujuhadayo ati-eva ujucittasamannāgato ca,
[iddhimā] This word is missing from the yojanā, but clearly is needed here.18 iddhiyā samannāgato ca,
appameyyo appameyyehi sīlādiguṇehi sampanno ca,
pāsaṁso sīlādiguṇehi Buddhādisappurisānaṁ pasaṁsāraho ca,
pemavāco atthabyañjanamadhuratāya Buddhādisappurisehi pemitabba vācāya sampanno ca,
sujanaguṇavidū Buddhādisappurisānaṁ sīlādiguṇaṁ vijānako ca,
māmako Buddhādisajjanānaṁ māmako ca, Buddhādiratanattayañ-ca Saddhammañ-ca mānanto ca vā,
bhaveyyaṁ bhavāmī ti.

 

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−−⏑−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−   pathyā Vatta

Itthaṁ asaṅkhaye Nāthaguṇe lakkhaṇadīpite
* Thus the wise one who recalls even one of the verses

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Gāthāsu sūcakāsvekagātham-pi sarate budho
Amongst the verses which indicate the characteristic virtues of the Lord

⏑⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−   pathyā Vatta

Caturāpāyamutto so, sādhakatthadvayassa ca,
Will be free from the four downfalls, accomplish a double welfare, Welfare in this world and the next.19

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Hatūpaddavajālo ca, lābhī hitasukhassa ca,
Destroy the net of misfortune, and be one who receives benefit and happiness,

⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−   pathyā Vatta

Adhipo naradevānaṁ, catudīpissaro pi vā,
* He will be master of men and gods, or rule the four continents, They are Jambudīpa (India, in the south), Pubbavideha (in the east), Aparagoyāna (in the west) and Uttarakuru (in the north).20

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Bhaveyya antime dehe, tam-aññaṁ setachattakaṁ,
* And in his last body, with a white umbrella (over him), A sign of royalty.21 he will attain final knowledge,

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−   pathyā Vatta

Bhāvanāyānam-āruyha, samam-essati subbato.
And, having mounted the vehicle of meditation, he will come by peace and good conduct.

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Imasmiṁ attabhāve pi arogo dīghajīviko,
Also in this existence (he will be) healthy, long-lived,

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−   pathyā Vatta

Pūjito sabbalokehi, bhāvanābhiratīmano,
Worshipped by the whole world, with a mind that greatly delights in meditation,

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Janappiyo manāpo ca: kā kathākhiladhāraṇe?
Dear to the people and pleasing: what to say of those who remember the (whole) collection This meaning given in the Sanskrit dictionaries for khila, see SED, s.v.22 (of verses)?

Namakkārapāḷi Niṭṭhitā
The Text of the Reverence is Finished

 

Iti Porāṇācariyehi vanditassa Namakkārassa,
This worshipful Reverence by the teachers of old,

saddatthanayehi, chandālaṅkāranayehi ca,
with good sound, meaning, method, prosody and ornamentation,

saṇhasukhumasududdasagambhīrassa,
(which is) exquisite, delicate, very subtle and deep,

Buddhassa duppaṭividhaguṇaparidīpakassa
and explains in due order the virtues of the Buddha

sappurisānaṁ cittapasannajanakassa,
for the hearts of the good people who generate faith,

Sāṭṭhakathe Piṭakattaye asaṁhiravisāradañāṇacārinā,
* was written by the Venerable and Noble Elder Sāsanasodhaka,

Sāsanasodhakena Bhaddanta-r-eva tat-Theravarena racitā.
who had unbeatable and mature knowledge of the Three Baskets together with the Commentaries.