Buddhaguna

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Buddhaguna

Postby steve19800 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:57 pm

Hello all,

I notice there are many Suttas chanted daily or in some occassions. From regular chanting book or Theravada Buddhist website such as accesstoinsight.com we can see lists of Sutta and Paritta for example Karaniya Metta Sutta, Jaya Mangala Gatha, Jaya Paritta, etc. But why we can't find Buddhaguna in the regular classical Theravada Paritta or Chanting book? (http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai ... antra.html)

Is this Paritta or so called mantra was composed by Ajaan Lee or what? Is this mantra for lay people and monastic member or only limited to particular people? The reason I ask this is because it seems that it is not so widespread and known/ chanted on a regular basis in most the Theravada temple as far as I know. Any thought would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Buddhaguna

Postby steve19800 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:39 am

Ok so I asked a monk from Burma, his short answer is I encourage you to stick to the original teaching of the Buddha.
This divine mantra or any other paritta could be composed by a certain monk, please take a look the 11 Paritta. That is pretty much what he said. I don't know what most people think particularly members of Dhammawheel. We can see that the 'Divine Mantra' is actually salutation of Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha, taking refuge in Triple Gem and the chanting of the 6 elements.

As far as I know, even though the 11 paritta also composed by the monk, the difference maybe it was composed much more earlier? Please correct me if I'm wrong. If that is correct then what is the different between this Paritta and that Paritta? Thanks.
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Re: Buddhaguna

Postby BlackBird » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:59 am

Uh, the parittas are all from the Sutta pitaka, they were not made up by 'some monk'.
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta
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Re: Buddhaguna

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:12 am

You can find the Buddhaguṇa in the Dhajjaga Sutta (as well as the Dhammaguṇa, and Saṅghaguṇa).
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Re: Buddhaguna

Postby steve19800 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:33 am

Thanks Bhante and all for your reply.
What I meant was not Buddhanussati, quoting from the link above:

1. Wind element:
Vāyo ca buddha-guṇaṃ arahaṃ buddho itipi so bhagavā namāmi'haṃ.
Wind has the virtue of the Buddha. The Awakened One is worthy & so he is Blessed: I pay him homage.

Arahaṃ sammā-sambuddho,
Worthy is the Rightly Self-awakened One,

Vijjā-caraṇa-sampanno sugato lokavidū,
consummate in knowledge & conduct, one who has gone the good way, knower of the cosmos,

Anuttaro purisa-damma-sārathi satthā deva-manussānaṃ buddho bhagavāti.
unexcelled trainer of those who can be taught, teacher of human & divine beings; awakened; blessed.

(Think of the Buddha & his purity)

Vāyo ca dhammetaṃ arahaṃ buddho itipi so bhagavā namāmi'haṃ.
Wind is that quality. The Awakened One is worthy & so he is Blessed: I pay him homage.

Svākkhāto bhagavatā dhammo,
The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,

Sandiṭṭhiko akāliko ehipassiko,
to be seen here & now, timeless, inviting all to come & see,

Opanayiko paccattaṃ veditabbo viññūhīti.
pertinent, to be seen by the wise for themselves.

(Think of Ven. Sariputta & his wisdom)

Vāyo ca saṅghānaṃ arahaṃ buddho itipi so bhagavā namāmi'haṃ.
Wind is given over to the Sanghas. The Awakened One is worthy & so he is Blessed: I pay him homage.

Supaṭipanno bhagavato sāvaka-saṅgho,
The Sangha of the Blessed One's disciples who have practiced well,

Uju-paṭipanno bhagavato sāvaka-saṅgho,
the Sangha of the Blessed One's disciples who have practiced straightforwardly,

Ñāya-paṭipanno bhagavato sāvaka-saṅgho,
the Sangha of the Blessed One's disciples who have practiced methodically,

Sāmīci-paṭipanno bhagavato sāvaka-saṅgho,
the Sangha of the Blessed One's disciples who have practiced masterfully,

Yadidaṃ cattāri purisa-yugāni aṭṭha purisa-puggalā:
i.e., the four pairs — the eight types — of Noble Ones:

Esa bhagavato sāvaka-saṅgho —
That is the Sangha of the Blessed One's disciples —

Āhuneyyo pāhuneyyo dakkhiṇeyyo añjali-karaṇīyo,
worthy of gifts, worthy of hospitality, worthy of offerings, worthy of respect,

Anuttaraṃ puññakkhettaṃ lokassāti.
the incomparable field of merit for the world.

(Think of Ven. Moggallana, his supernormal powers & his compassion.)

Dhātu-parisuddhānubhāvena, sabba-dukkhā sabba-bhayā sabba-rogā vimuccanti.
Through the power of the purity of the element, they are released from all pain, all danger, all disease.

Iti uddham-adho tiriyaṃ sabbadhi sabbattatāya sabbāvantaṃ lokaṃ, mettā karuṇā muditā upekkhā sahagatena cetasā, catuddisaṃ pharitvā viharati,
When one dwells spreading an awareness imbued with good will, compassion, appreciation, & equanimity in this way to the four directions, above, below, around, in every way throughout the entire cosmos,

Sukhaṃ supati sukhaṃ paṭibujjhati, na pāpakaṃ supinaṃ passati,
one sleeps with ease, wakes with ease, dreams no evil dreams.

Manussānaṃ piyo hoti, amanussānaṃ piyo hoti, devatā rakkhanti,
Nāssa aggi vā visaṃ vā satthaṃ vā kamati,
One is dear to human beings, dear to non-human beings, guarded by divine beings, and untouched by fire, poison, or weapons.

Tuvaṭaṃ cittaṃ samādhiyati, mukha-vaṇṇo vippasīdati,
One's mind is quickly concentrated & one's complexion bright.

Asammuḷho kālaṃ karoti,
Uttariṃ appaṭivijjhanto brahma-lokūpago hoti.
One dies unconfused and — if penetrating no higher — is reborn in the Brahma worlds.

Iti uddham-adho tiriyaṃ averaṃ averā sukha-jīvino.
Thus feeling no enmity above, below, & all around, free from enmity, one lives happily.

Kataṃ puñña-phalaṃ mayhaṃ sabbe bhāgī bhavantu te.
May all share in the blessings springing from the good I have done.

Bhavantu sabba-maṅgalaṃ rakkhantu sabba-devatā.
May there be every blessing, may divine beings keep guard.

Sabba-buddhānubhāvena sabba-dhammānubhāvena sabba-saṅghānubhāvena sotthi hontu nirantaraṃ,
Through the power of all the Buddhas, Dhammas, & Sanghas may there be well-being without end.

Arahaṃ buddho itipi so bhagavā namāmi'haṃ.
The Awakened One is worthy & so he is Blessed: I pay him homage.

2.2. Fire element:
Tejo ca buddha-guṇaṃ...
Tejo ca dhammetaṃ...
Tejo ca saṅghānaṃ...

3. Water element:
Āpo ca buddha-guṇaṃ...
Āpo ca dhammetaṃ...
Āpo ca saṅghānaṃ...

4. Earth element:
Paṭhavī ca buddha-guṇaṃ...
Paṭhavī ca dhammetaṃ...
Paṭhavī ca saṅghānaṃ...

5. Space element:
Ākāsā ca buddha-guṇaṃ...
Ākāsā ca dhammetaṃ...
Ākāsā ca saṅghānaṃ...

6. Consciousness element:
Viññāṇañca buddha-guṇaṃ...
Viññāṇañca dhammetaṃ...
Viññāṇañca saṅghānaṃ...

What do you call this Paritta? We don't normally find this Paritta in the regular chanting book, do we?
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Re: Buddhaguna

Postby steve19800 » Thu May 02, 2013 6:55 am

Anyone chant the Sutta posted previously? Thanks
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Re: Buddhaguna

Postby steve19800 » Sat May 04, 2013 10:27 am

Here is another Paritta? :

http://saengthai.org/?p=19

Somdej Toh said that “Whoever recites Phra Katha Jinnabanchon everynight, they may not fall down to Abaiyaphoom (One place of Hell, Buddhaphoom is opposite place where Arahants go). Reciting any other Katha for 100 years, will not be as good as reciting Phra Katha Jinnabanchon. This katha, when recited with good concentration will;
a. Protects from all harmful cause.
b. Improves their lives.
c. Any place they go, they will gain the friendship of people they meet.
d. It is believed that it can also make Holy Water to cure illnesses.
e. Or any purpose their mind focuses to.

Due to the fact it is a powerful Katha. It is the best advise for practitioners of this Katha to keep their precepts well. Many Luang Poh and Ajahns have advised as such especially the precept of sexual misconduct. No prostitution and sexual misconduct with wives of others.

Misuse of this Katha will bring disastrous results upon the user!
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Re: Buddhaguna

Postby Kim OHara » Sat May 04, 2013 12:21 pm

steve19800 wrote:Here is another Paritta? :

http://saengthai.org/?p=19

Somdej Toh said that “Whoever recites Phra Katha Jinnabanchon everynight, they may not fall down to Abaiyaphoom (One place of Hell, Buddhaphoom is opposite place where Arahants go). Reciting any other Katha for 100 years, will not be as good as reciting Phra Katha Jinnabanchon. This katha, when recited with good concentration will;
a. Protects from all harmful cause.
b. Improves their lives.
c. Any place they go, they will gain the friendship of people they meet.
d. It is believed that it can also make Holy Water to cure illnesses.
e. Or any purpose their mind focuses to.

Due to the fact it is a powerful Katha. It is the best advise for practitioners of this Katha to keep their precepts well. Many Luang Poh and Ajahns have advised as such especially the precept of sexual misconduct. No prostitution and sexual misconduct with wives of others.

Misuse of this Katha will bring disastrous results upon the user!

Hi, Steve,
This is beginning to remind me of a long thread on tantric theravada - http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10503&start=0
You might like to read it for background, if nothing else.

:namaste:
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