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Vandana - Homage

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Buddham Dhammam Sangham Namassami

Honour to the Blessed One, the Exalted One, the fully Enlightened One

To the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha I bow

Tisarana - The Three Refuges

Buddham saranam gacchami
Dhammam saranam gacchami
Sangham saranam gacchami

Go to the Buddha as refuge
Go to the Dhamma as refuge
Go to the Sangha as refuge

Metta Sutta - Loving-Kindness Discourse

This is what should be done
By one who is skilled in goodness,
And who knows the path of peace:

Let them be able and upright,
Straightforward and gentle in speech.
Humble and not conceited,
Contented and easily satisfied.
Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways.
Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful,
Not proud and demanding in nature.

Let them not do the slightest thing
That the wise would later reprove.

Wishing: In gladness and in safety,
May all beings be happy.
Whatever living beings there may be;
Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,
The great or the mighty, medium, short or small,
The seen and the unseen,
Those living near and far away,
Those born and to-be-born,
May all beings be happy!

Let none deceive another,
Or despise any being in any state.
Let none through anger or ill-will
Wish harm upon another.

Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings:
Radiating kindness over the entire world
Spreading upwards to the skies,
And downwards to the depths;
Outwards and unbounded,
Freed from hatred and ill-will.

Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down
Free from drowsiness,
One should sustain this recollection.

This is said to be the sublime abiding.
By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense desires,
Is not born again into this world.

This chant is taken directly from the pali canon:
[kp.9] Khuddakapatha: The Discourse on Friendliness Meditation
[snp.1.8] Suttanipata: The Discourse on Friendliness Meditation

- Source: budsas.org: Chanting Book - The Buddhist Society of Western Australia

- Source: bswa.org: Chanting | Ajahn Brahm

Pali Chanting