Morning Recitation

Recommendation for a busy person. This recitation is chanted daily in the morning to recollect our refuge and precepts commitment.

It is in Pali and simple. Alternatively we can also recite in English or any language that you are comfortable with. This daily recitation is for our own spiritual practice and recollection. There is no fixed rhythm or musical arrangement. (feel free to develop your own style 😉

Vandana (Homage)

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa (Pali)

Honour to the Blessed One, the Exalted One, the fully Enlightened One (Translation)

To be chanted 3 times.

Tisarana (The Three Refuges)

Buddham saranam gacchami    I go to the Buddha as my refuge
Dhammam saranam gacchami  I go to the Dhamma as my refuge
Sangham saranam gacchami I go to the Sangha as my refuge
Dutiyampi Buddham Saranam gacchami For the second time, I go to the Buddha for my refuge
Dutiyampi Dhammam Saranam gacchami For the second time, I go to the Dhamma for my refuge
Dutiyampi Sangham Saranam gacchami For the second time, I go to the Sangha for my refuge
Tatiyampi Buddham Saranam gacchami For the third time, I go to the Buddha for my refuge
Tatiyampi Dhammam Saranam gacchami For the third time, I go to the Dhamma for my refuge
Tatiyampi Sangham Saranam gacchami For the third time, I go to the Sangha for my refuge

Recollection and commitment of the Five Buddhist precepts for Laity

vajraPanatipata veramani sikkapadam samadiyami 

I take the precept to abstain from killing

vajraAddinnadana veramani sikkapadam samadiyami

I take the precept to abstain from taking that which is not given

vajraKamesu micchacara veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami 

I take the precept to abstain from sexual misconduct

vajra Musavada veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami 

I take the precept to abstain from false speech

vajraSura-meraya-majja pamadatthana veramani sikkhapadam
samadiyami

I take the precept to abstain from intoxicants

Buddhist 5 precepts in Pali

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