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Identify this chant for me?

Postby Vakkali » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:57 am

I was wondering if someone could identify the specific text being chanted solo at the beginning of this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPWzNfsL72U

Incidentally, where do these different styles of chant come from? How does one learn them?
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Re: Identify this chant for me?

Postby plwk » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:07 am

This [Maybe someone else can help you with the chanting style although the text also comes with what looks like marks for a chanting style]
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Identify this chant for me?

Postby Mr Man » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:31 am

The chanting is being led by Ajahn Sucitto, who is the abbot of Chithurst monastery in the UK. It is an adapted Thai style.
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Re: Identify this chant for me?

Postby Benjamin » Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:56 am

plwk wrote:This [Maybe someone else can help you with the chanting style although the text also comes with what looks like marks for a chanting style]


This is certainly the text for the beginning chant, but why does it only match partially? The youtube version begins differently.
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Re: Identify this chant for me?

Postby plwk » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:19 am

Yes you're right and I found another site which corresponds here

This is the other vid on it:


And the lead chanter in the beginning is Ajahn Siripanno
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Identify this chant for me?

Postby plwk » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:27 am

And as a side curiosity, in the video I posted, why does this phrase occur at 05:12mins? Does anyone know?
Namo Omatyaraddhassa Ratanattayassa sadhukam
Homage to the Triple Gem beginning auspiciously with AUM
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Identify this chant for me?

Postby Dhammanando » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:03 am

plwk wrote:And as a side curiosity, in the video I posted, why does this phrase occur at 05:12mins? Does anyone know?
Namo Omatyaraddhassa Ratanattayassa sadhukam
Homage to the Triple Gem beginning auspiciously with AUM


‘Om’ is composed of the sounds a, u and m, which in certain late-Pali verse compositions serve as mnemonics for Saṅgha, Buddha and Dhamma respectively.
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Re: Identify this chant for me?

Postby plwk » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:49 am

Thanks again Bhante
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Identify this chant for me?

Postby Mr Man » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:45 am

plwk wrote:Yes you're right and I found another site which corresponds here

This is the other vid on it:


And the lead chanter in the beginning is Ajahn Siripanno


Ajahn Siripanno calls down the devata (the beginning) but Ajahn Sumedho is leading the paritta chanting in this second clip (calls the first line of each paritta).
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