There is a beautiful book "Buddhist Chanting for Health, Peace and Happiness", I could not find it online, maybe it is possible to reproduce its contend with links (please be patient and thanks for hints to mistakes)
A good resource may be A Chanting GuideOnline - shop (Thai)Introduction:
We decided to print this book, realizing the danger and calamities people are facing during the 21th Century. According to Buddhist scriptures, one is able to protect oneself, maintain good fortune, archive health and prosperity all through the repetition of scared sounds. As friends who met in Bangkok at a Buddhist lecture series on meditation, we share many values as well as the common thread of meditation. In talking about Buddhism and our lives, we become inspired to share one practical aspect of Buddhism, chanting, to open up new possibilities to practitioners and ordinary people. As a Thai and American, as mother, professor, artist and writers, we offer this work to the positive force for change that is sweeping our world today.
Chanting in all religions is a part of scared ritual, interwoven with human culture. Vibrations from chanting can potentially heal. Sound vibrations affect humans on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Practicing meditation at the same time creates peace and happiness within.
Luckily Venerable Gandasaraphivamsa provided Chutatip a copy of Paritta Pali and Protective Suttas, by Venerable U. Silananda, the disiple of well known Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw of Myanmar. In Buddhism, Pali and Sanskrit have been used since the Buddha's time until now. Pali is used in the main text of Buddhism, and also in chanting. There are great merits from chanting Paritta, as Paritta means protection and brings many good results. Understanding the roots of each chant as well, one is able to connect to the more deeply. Thus we put the history of the chant in front of each stanza, with the meaning of the chant behind the pali text.
People in this century faced with all kinds of temptation and catastrophe, look to new means to understand and change reality. Chanting as set out in the Paritta Pali, is a kind of softness that can gradually wear the rock of resistance, fear and disaster. With chanting peace becomes attainable once more, from within and without.
The Use of the Paitta
These are the great benefits for chanting each Paritta:Managla Sutta
for blessing and prosperityRatana Sutta
for getting free from danger caused by disease, evil Spirits and famineMetta Sutta
for suffusing all kinds of beings with loving-kindnessKhanda Sutta
for protecting against snakes and other creaturesMora Sutta
for protection against snares, imprisonment and for saetyDhajagga Sutta
for protection against fear, trembling and horrorAtanatiya Sutta
for protection against evil spirits, and gaining health and HappinessAnguliman Sutta
for easy delivery for expectant mothersBojjhana Sutta
for protection against and getting free from sickness and diseasePubbanha Sutta
for protection against bad omens, etc., and gaining happinessJaya Paritta
for happiness, success and protection
*a short version, easy to remember, that should be chanted every day.
One who chants should follow the three following conditions:
1. Learn to chant the Sutta correctly and fully.
2. Understand the meaning of the Suttas.
3. Chant with the heart filled with goodwill and loving-kindness
People should chant and listen with confidence, respect and attentiveness, so benefit will go to the one who chants and the one who listen as well.Pronunciation
Pali is the original language of Theravadin Buddhist scriptures, the closest we have to the dialect spoken by the Buddha himself. It has no written script of its own, so every country that has adopted Theravada Buddhism has used its own script to transcribe it.
Pali has two sounds of vowels, long--a, e, i, o, u & ay; short- a, i, & u.
When chanting Pali, the vowels are pronounced as follws:a
as in fathero
as in goe
as in theyu
as in gluei
as in machineay
as in Aye!Consonants
Consonants are generally pronounced as they are in english, with a few unexpected twists:c
as in ancientp
unaspirated, as in spotk
unsaspirated, as in skinph
as in upholsterykh
as in backhandt
unaspirated, as in stopm
as in Thomasn
as in canonv
Words containing two-lettered notations - bh, dh, dh, gh, jh- denote an aspirated sound, somewhat in the throat, bh as a throaty ph, dh as throaty th, and gh as a throaty ky.http://nt.med.nckn.edu.tw/biochem/Isn/a ... sight/htlm
In conclusion we would like to thanks Venerable Gandasaraphivamsa Dhamma cariya Abhivamsa who provided us the text and advice to make this book possible; Ajarn Phanit Jetjiravat who helped in revising and editing; Khun Chittapat Hokusolsindhu and Ajarn Narong Kanprom in helping to get hold of the Thai - English Dhamma text and spending many hours helping to publish.Chutatip Umavijani & Sarah Sutro