Thai-Pali-English Chanting Book

Here is the scanned copy of the A Manual of Buddhist Studies Through the Sacred Book of Buddhist Chants Pali-Thai-English Translations.

Due to file size, we separate into 2 different files for English:

  • PART 1 (cover page 1-50) – file size 3.45MB
  • PART 2  (page 51- 109)- file size 2.34MB

It is difficult to obtain the book outside Thailand- but this book is useful because when you chant, the English meaning is right next to the Pali words. You can eyeball at the meaning and will be able to know what you are chanting. The author, in the book, had kindly allow copies of his book to be made.

More chanting book, featuring the Mandarin version and some chanting that is not available in the book above will be scanned and published in stages.

TOPICS

PAGE

 

 

Benefits of chanting

 

Acknowledgement

 

Foreword

 

Introduction

 

Abbreviations

 

The Alphabet and Pronunciation in Pali

 

How to read Pali (for Thai people)

 

 

 

PART 1: MORING SERVICE & EVENING CHANTING

 

RATANATTAYA VANDANA (Salutation to the Triple Gem)

1

PUBBABHAGANAMAKARAPATHA (The preliminary Passage for Revering)

1

1. BUDDHABHITHUTI (Praise to the Buddha)

2

2. DHAMMABHITHUTI (Praise to the Dhamma)

4

3. SANGHABHITUTI (Praise to the Sangha)

4

4. RATANATTAYAPPANAMAGATHA

(Salutation to the Triple Gem and Passages for Dispassionateness)

5

5. SAMVEGAPARIKITTANAPATHA

(Passage conducive to Dispassionateness)

7

 

 

EVENING SERVICE

 

1. BUDDHANUSSATI (Recollection on the Buddha)

10

2. BUDDHABHIGITI (Hymn to the Buddha)

10

3. DHAMMANUSSATI (Recollection on the Dhamma)

12

4. DHAMMABHIGITI (Hymn to the Dhamma)

12

5. SANGHANUSSATI (Recollection on the Sangha)

14

6. SANGHABHIGITI (Hymn to the Sangha)

14

 

 

PART 2: Some Special Chants for Study and Practice

 

 

 

1. HOMAGE TO THE BUDDHA

17

2. GOING FOR REFUGE

17

3. PANCASILA (The Five Precepts)

18

4. ATTASILA (The Eight Precepts)

19

5. VERSES ON TRUE & EXCELLENT REFUGE

19

6. ARIYADHANAGATHA (Verses on the Noble Truth)

20

7. THE FIRST WORDS OF THE BUDDHA

21

8. THE FINAL WORDS OF THE BUDDHA

22

9. VERSES ON THE BURDEN (KHANDA)

22

10. VERSES ON A SINGLE NIGHT

23

11. MARANASATI (Meditation on Death)

24

12. DHAMMAGARAVADIGHATA

25

13. OVADAPATIMOKKHAGHATHA

26

14. PANCAABHINHAPACCAVEKKHANA (Passage on Five Subjects for Frequent Recollection)

27

15. TILAKKHANADIGATHA (The verses of three characteristic of All Phenomena)

28

16. ATTHANGIKAMAGGA (The Noble Eightfold Path)

30

17. REFLECTION ON SANKHARA

36

18. DVATTIMSAKARAPATHA (Meditation on Thirty Two Parts of the Body)

38

19. PARABHAVASUTTAPATHA (Discourse on Downfall)

39

20. VASALASUTTAPATHA (Discourse on Outcasts)

42

21. KARANIYAMETTA SUTTA (The Discourse on Loving Kindness)

45

22. METTANISANGSA SUTTA (The Discourse on Benefits of Loving Kindness)

48

23. BRAHMAVIHARAPHARANA (Suffusion with the Divine Abiding)

50

24. TEMIYAGATHA (Benefits of Friendship)

51

25. APPADUTTHADUSSA GATHA (Disadvantage of harming to one who do not harm)

53

26. TIMSA PARAMI (The Thirty Perfections)

54

 

 

PART 3: ANUMODANAVIDHI (Ways of Rejoicing)

 

 

 

1. Common Rejoicing of Merits

57

2. AGGAPPASADASUTTAGATHA (verses from the Discourse on the Supreme Objects of Faith)

58

3. CULLAMANGALACAKKAVALA (The Lesser Sphere of Blessings)

59

4. JAYAMANGALAGATHA (Stanzas of Victory)

61

5. JAYAPARITTA (The Victory Protection)

64

  - SUMANGALAGATHA (Verses of Excellent Blessing)

65

6. BHOJANADANANUMODANAGATHA

66

7. KALADANASUTTAGATHA

66

8. TIROKUDUDUAKANUDUAGATHA

67

9. PABBATOPAMAGATHA (Verse on the Simile of the Mountains)

69

10. DHAMMANIYAMASUTTA (Discourse on the Fixed Law of Dhamma)

70

 

 

PART 4: ABHIDHAMMA & RELATED CHANTS

 

 

 

1. DHAMMASANGANI (Enumeration of Phenomena)

74

2. VIBHANGA (The Book of Treatises)

75

3. DHATU-KATHA (Discussion with reference to Elements)

75

4. PUGGALA-PANNATTI (Description of Individuals)

76

5. KATHA-VATTHU (Points of Controversy)

77

6. YAMAKA (The Book of Pairs)

78

7. PATTHANA (The Book of Conditional Relations)

79

8. DHAMMASANGNIMATIKAPATHA (Passage on the Matrix of the Dhammasangani)

80

9. VIPASSANABHUMIPATHA (Passages on the Stages of Insight)

84

 

 

PART 5: TRANSFERENCE OF MERIT

 

 

 

1. SABBAPATTIDANAGATHA (Verses for the Dedication of Merits towards all beings)

90

2. DEVATADIPATTIDANAGATHA (Verses on Dedication of Merit to deities at the beginning)

91

3. PATTHANATHAPANAGATHA (The determination of great wishes)

93

4. UDDISANADHITUTUHANAGATHA (Verses on Aspiration of Transference of Merits)

96

 

 

PART 6: RECITATION FORMULAS

 

 

 

1. Asking for the Five Precepts

100

2. Asking for the Uposatha Sila

101

3. The Verse to ask for Chasity Practice with wearing White Cloth

102

4. The Verse for Taking Leave from Chasity Practice with Eight Precept

102

5. Asking for a Sermon

103

6. Asking for the Recitation of Parittas

103

7. The Verse to Dedicate Life to the Buddha

104

8. The Verse to say when Worship the Buddha by Rice

104

9. The Verse for Asking Rice from Buddha

104

10. The Word for Offering of Rainy Bathing Robes

105

11. Offering of Robes (common robes)

105

12. Offering of Kathina Civara (robes)

106

13. Offering of Phapa (dusty robes)

106

14. Offering of Alms-giving to a Dhamma Preacher

107

15. Offering of Alms-giving for Dedication

107

16. General Sangha Dana

108

17. The Cultivational Words while Attending Funeral Ceremony

108

18. Willingness for the Alms Giving

109