SBS Pāli – English Recitations

In order to foster understanding, memorization and penetration of the Buddha’s teachings, most of the chants contained in this book are recited in Pāli and English line by line in an alternating manner. In this way, over time the chanter becomes increasingly familiar with the phrases and underlying meanings contained therein, whereby a vocabulary of important Dhamma phrases and Buddha quotes grows in the mind of the reciter.

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    Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammasambudassa

    When the first Buddhist council occurred shortly after the passage of the blessed Parinibanna, they gathered and also chants. I am a buddhist THERAVADA, teacher of Maths, with 64 yo. Always visit the site.
    My question is whether there is a song with the words of the verses in the set of songs that have:
    The Arahants Chant with Him This affirmation of the buddha in unison:

    “This dhamma is for one who wants little,
    Not for One Who Wants Too Much.
    ‘This dhamma is for one who is contentd,
    Not for One Who is disseded.
    ‘This dhamma is for one who love seclusion,
    Not for One Who Love Society.
    ‘This dhamma is for one who is energy,
    Not for One Who is Lazy.
    ‘This dhamma is for one who is mindful,
    Not for One Who is unmindful.
    ‘This dhamma is for one who compossed,
    Not for One Who is Restless.
    ‘This dhamma is for one who is wise,
    Not for One Who is unwise.
    ‘This dhamma is for one who delights in freedom From impediments, not for one who delights in impediments. ‘”

    Chapter 13.
    Taken from a Taiwan book, with the title: Thus We Heard – Recollections of the Life of the Buddha. Authors: Bhante Walpolaa Piyananda & Stephen Long. 2010, Buddhaedu Publications.

  2. Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu.

    Sending my most sincere and heartfelt gratitude for this invaluable resource. This is a extremely helpful publication, especially as it has the alternating Pali and English. The thematic arrangement I find tremendously helpful! It truly does help in the gradual process of memorization. I cannot find the words to thank you enough!!

    Tom, in Honolulu, USA

    1. Glad to hear you find our chanting book to be a valuable accompaniment to your Dhamma practice.
      During the last year, much work has gone into producing an updated version, which has been uploaded now. Feel free to download the latest version via the “Download” button above.

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