Buddhābhivādanā

Homage to Buddha

Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammā Sambuddhassa (repeat three times)

Homage to the Blessed One, the Worthy One, the Perfectly Self-awakened One

 

Araham sammā-sambuddho bhagavā Buddham bhagavantam abhivādemi

The Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened and Blessed One, I pay homage to the Buddha, the Awakened One, the Blessed One.

 

(prostrate once)

Svākkhāto bhagavatā dhammo Dhammam namassāmi

The Teaching, well expounded by the Blessed One, I pay homage to the Dhamma.

 

prostrate once)

 

Supatipanno bhagavato sāvakasańgho Sańgham namāmi

The Sangha, the Blessed One’s disciples have practiced well, I pay homage to the Sangha.

 

 

(prostrate once)

Tisarana

The Three Refuges usually recited prior the Five Precepts

Buddham saranam gacchami

I go to the Buddha for refuge.

 

Dhammam saranam gacchami

I go to the Dhamma for refuge.

 

Sangham saranam gacchami

I go to the Sangha for refuge.

 

Dutiyampi Buddham saranam gacchami

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

 

Dutiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchami

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

 

Dutiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami

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

 

Tatiyampi Buddham saranam gacchami

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

 

Tatiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchami

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

 

Tatiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami

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

Itipiso

Recollection of the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha

Itipiso bhagavā

He is the Blessed One

 

Araham sammā-sambuddho

A Worthy One, a person whose mind is free from all defilements, the Perfectly Self-awakened One

 

Vijjā-carana-sampanno

Impeccable in knowledge and conduct, accomplished in the conduct leading to awareness or cognitive skill

 

Sugato

Well-being, going (or gone) to a good destination, the Accomplished One

 

Lokavidū

The Knower of the Worlds

Anuttaro purisa-damma-sārathi

The Supreme Trainer of those wishing to be trained

 

Satthā deva-manussānam

The Teacher of divine and human beings

 

Buddho

The Awakened One, Enlightened and Holy

 

Bhagavāti

The Blessed One.

(prostrate once)