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Srilankan PANSIL for Buddhists

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Published on May 18, 2007

PANSIL What every Buddhist should know and practice daily

Buddhist Veneration
In the Theravada tradition, it is customary to pay homage to the Buddha, recite the Three Refuges and undertake to observe the Pancca Sila (Pansil) on visiting a place of worship or at the start of a Buddhist ceremony. One can recite the following stanzas by oneself or invite a Buddhist monk to administer them.
The monk will recite each stanza in the ancient language of Pali and the devotee should repeat it after him

Vandana (Homage)

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa Honour to the Blessed One, the Exalted One, the fully Enlightened One
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa Honour to the Blessed One, the Exalted One, the fully Enlightened One
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa Honour to the Blessed One, the Exalted One, the fully Enlightened One

Tisarana (The Three Refuges)

Buddham saranam gacchami I go to the Buddha as my refuge
Dhammam saranam gacchami I go to the Dhamma as my refuge
Sangham saranam gacchami I go to the Sangha as my refuge

Dutiyampi Buddham Saranam gacchami For the second time, I go to the Buddha for my refuge
Dutiyampi Dhammam Saranam gacchami For the second time, I go to the Dhamma for my refuge
Dutiyampi Sangham Saranam gacchami For the second time, I go to the Sangha for my refuge

Tatiyampi Buddham Saranam gacchami For the third time, I go to the Buddha for my refuge
Tatiyampi Dhammam Saranam gacchami For the third time, I go to the Dhamma for my refuge
Tatiyampi Sangham Saranam gacchami For the third time, I go to the Sangha for my refuge

Pancca Sila (The Five Precepts)
1.Panatipata veramani sikkapadam samadiyami I take the precept to abstain from killing
2.Addinnadana veramani sikkapadam samadiyami I take the precept to abstain from taking that which is not given
3.Kamesu micchacara veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami I take the precept to abstain from sexual misconduct
4.Musavada veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami I take the precept to abstain from false speech

5.Sura-meraya-majja pamadatthana veramani sikkhapadam
samadiyami
I take the precept to abstain from intoxicants

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