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Track 06 of 09: Requesting the Three Refuges and Five Precepts

Mayam ayye ti-saranena saha panca silani yacama

Dutiyam pi mayam ayye ti-saranena saha panca silani yacama

Tatiyam pi mayam ayye ti-saranena saha panca silani yacama

 

We, Venerable Sir, request the three Refuges and the Five Precepts.

For the second time, we, Venerable Sir, request the three Refuges and the Five Precepts.

For the third time, we, Venerable Sir, request the three Refuges and the Five Precepts.

 

The Three Refuges

 

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma-sambuddhassa

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma-sambuddhassa 

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma-sambuddhassa

 

Buddham saranam gacchami

Dhammam saranam gacchami

Sangham saranam gacchami

Dutiyampi Buddham saranam gacchami

Dutiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchami

Dutiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami

Tatiyampi Buddham saranam gacchami

Tatiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchami

Tatiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami

Leader: Ti-sarana-gamanam nitthitam

Response: Ama Ayye

 

To the Buddha I go for refuge.

To the Dhamma I go for refuge.

To the Sangha I go for refuge.

For the second time, to the Buddha I go for refuge.

For the second time, to the Dhamma I go for refuge.

For the second time, to the Sangha I go for refuge.

For the third time, to the Buddha I go for refuge.

For the third time, to the Dhamma I go for refuge.

For the third time, to the Sangha I go for refuge.

Leader: This completes the going to the Three Refuges.

Response: Yes, Venerable Sir.

 

Taking the Five Precepts

 

  1. Panatipata veramani sikkha-padam samadiyami
  2. Adinnadana veramani sikkha-padam samadiyami
  3. Kamesu miccha-cara veramani sikkha-padam samadiyami
  4. Musa-vada veramani sikkha-padam samadiyami
  5. Sura-meraya-majja-pamadatthana veramani sikkha-padam samadiyami

 

  1. I undertake the precept to refrain from intentionally killing living beings.
  2. I undertake the precept to refrain from taking that which is not given.
  3. I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual misconduct.
  4. I undertake the precept to refrain from false speech.
  5. I undertake the precept to refrain from alcohol and non-medicinal drugs which lead to heedlessness.

 

Ajahn Vayama:

Imani panca sikkh-padani

Silena sugatim yanti

Silena bhoga-sampada

Silena nibbutim yanti

Tasma silam visodhaye

 

Laity response:

Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu     (Bow three times)

 

Leader:

These Five Precepts

Lead to happiness,

Lead to wealth,

Lead to Nibbanna

Therefore let morality therefore be purified.

(Bow three times).

 

Text from BSWA 'Chanting the Dhamma' cd booklet.

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