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Pali chanting: Anumodana, Paritta and More

Pali chanting: Anumodana, Paritta and More

Ahba has indicated that chanting Pali is beneficial. The chanting of Pali texts that one does not know by heart can even promote concentration because one has to be very alert and can have nothing but the texts in one’s mind.

Here are some short and extensive Pali recitations by the monks and novices of Ahba’s monastery, and by some of Ahba’s Dutch disciples.

For those who like to read along or wish to start reciting Pali themselves we can recommend this (Pali/English) Chanting Book.

Here follows a explanation about the recitations in the playlist:

  1. Two Dutch disciples had the opportunity to chant some Pali verses together in the beautiful acoustics of the Maha Bodhi Chedi during their retreat in the monastery.
  2. Anumodana is recited befor each lunch. This is a more elaborate version by the monks and novices of the monastery. Anumodana is difficult to translate, it is to rejoice in the good deeds of the other and to further encourage them.
  3. This concerns the Saturday evening recitation in the monastery, when the monks and novices, in addition to the ordinary Pali evening texts, also recite the paritta, the verses for welfare and protection, for all beings. In the playlist we start with the whole recitation as one. It is then broken down into the various parts with page numbers from the ‘Chanting Book’ so that they are easier to practise for those who want to.
  1. Honour to the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha Merel en Wouter 3:16
  2. Anumodana Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 3:30
  3. Evening Paritta Chant Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 42:49
  4. 01 – Honour to the Three Juwels p24 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 1:39
  5. 02 – Pubbabhaga namakara pata buddhanusati buddhabhigitim p25 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 2:55
  6. 03 – Dhammanussati dhammabhigitim p27 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 1:58
  7. 04 – Sanghanussati sanghabigitim p28 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 2:30
  8. 05 – Invitation to the deva’s p44 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 1:18
  9. 06 – Pubbabhaga namakara patha sarana gamana patha Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 1:36
  10. 07 – Namakara siddhi gatha p46 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 1:53
  11. 08 – Namo kara atthaka p47 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 0:53
  12. 09 – Sambuddhe p47 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 1:38
  13. 10 – Mangala sutta p48 2:17
  14. 11 – Cha ratana paritta gatha p50 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 2:15
  15. 12 – Karaniya metta sutta p52 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 2:22
  16. 13 – Khandha paritta gatha p54 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 1:23
  17. 14 – Mora paritta p55 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 1:24
  18. 15 – Vattaka paritta p55 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 0:56
  19. 16 – Atanatiya paritta p56 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 1:16
  20. 17 – Sakkatva buddha ratanam p59 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 0:56
  21. 18 – Angulimala paritta p57 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 0:53
  22. 19 – Bojjhanga paritta p57 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 1:43
  23. 20 – Abhaya paritta p58 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 0:52
  24. 21 – Dukkha pattadi gatha p95 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 0:59
  25. 22 – Buddha jaya mangala gatha p63 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 3:04
  26. 23 – Jaya paritta p64 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 1:18
  27. 24 – Sumangala gatha p65 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 0:47
  28. 25 – Atita paccavekkhana vidhi p30 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 1:55
  29. 26 – Uddisannahitthana gatha p31 Monks and Novices from Ahba's Monastery 1:32

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