Part I : Homage
To pay respect to, and ask forgiveness of, the Buddha’s relics, relics of the Noble Disciples, Buddha images, stupas, the Bodhi tree—all of which are objects that all Buddhists should respect, both inwardly and outwardly:
Arahaṁ sammā-sambuddho bhagavā.
The Blessed One is Worthy & Rightly Self-awakened.
Buddhaṁ bhagavantaṁ abhivādemi.
I bow down before the Awakened, Blessed One.
Svākkhāto bhagavatā dhammo.
The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One.
I pay homage to the Dhamma.
Supaṭipanno bhagavato sāvaka-saṅgho.
The Saṅgha of the Blessed One’s disciples has practiced well.
I pay respect to the Saṅgha.
[Namo tassa] bhagavato arahato sammā-
sambuddhassa. (three times)
Homage to the Blessed One, the Worthy One,
the Rightly Self-awakened One.
Ukāsa. Dvārattayena kataṁ,
sabbaṁ apāradhaṁ khamatu no (me) bhante.
We (I) ask your leave. We (I) ask you to forgive us (me) for whatever wrong we (I) have done with the three doors (of body, speech, & mind).
Vandāmi bhante cetiyaṁ, sabbaṁ sabbattha ṭhāne,
mahā-bodhiṁ buddha-rūpaṁ, sakkāratthaṁ.
I revere every stupa established in every place, every relic of the Buddha’s body, every Great Bodhi tree, every Buddha image that is an object of
Ahaṁ vandāmi dhātuyo. Ahaṁ vandāmi sabbaso,
Iccetaṁ ratanattayaṁ, ahaṁ vandāmi sabbadā.
I revere the relics. I revere them everywhere. I always revere the Triple Gem.
Buddha-pūjā mahā-tejavanto, Dhamma-pūjā mahappañño, Saṅgha-pūjā mahā-bhogāvaho.
Homage to the Buddha brings great majesty; homage to the Dhamma, great discernment; homage to the Saṅgha, great wealth.
Buddhaṁ Dhammaṁ Saṅghaṁ,
jīvitaṁ yāva-nibbānaṁ saraṇaṁ gacchāmi.
I go to the Buddha, Dhamma, & Saṅgha as my life & refuge until reaching unbinding.
Parisuddho ahaṁ bhante, parisuddhoti maṁ,
Buddho Dhammo Saṅgho dhāretu.
I am morally pure. May the Buddha, Dhamma, & Saṅgha recognize me as morally pure.
Sabbe sattā sadā hontu Averā sukha-jīvino.
May all living beings always live happily, free from animosity.
Kataṁ puñña-phalaṁ mayhaṁ,
Sabbe bhāgī bhavantu te.
May all share in the blessings springing from the good I have done.
(Bow down three times)