Cyber Puja -- Devotion
Brothers and Sister in the Dhamma,
let us now compose our minds and prepare ourselves for this Buddha Puja.
Uplift our hearts and charge our
minds with the purest thoughts
for the Triple Gems. Contemplate on these words of devotion we recite.
Let us all kneel for the opening salutation.
1. OPENING SALUTATION
We kneel before the Buddha image / with our minds clear and calm. /
We offer to the Buddha / our purest thoughts / and our hearts full of devotion.
I bow before the Compassionate Buddha, / the Supremely
/ who shows the Way to Liberation.
I bow before the Glorious Dhamma, / the Buddha’s
/ that leads from darkness / to Spiritual Light.
I bow before the Holy Sangha, / the Fellowship of the
/ that inspires and guides.
Homage to Him, / the Blessed One, /
the Exalted One, / the Fully Enlightened One.
NAMO TASSA BHAGAVATO ARAHATO SAMMA
3. THREEFOLD REFUGE
To the Buddha, / our Teacher and Spiritual Ideal, / we go for refuge,
To the Dhamma, / the Path to Liberation, / we go for refuge,
To the Sangha, / the Spiritual Community, / we go for refuge.
Buddham saranam gacchami ; Dhammam saranam gacchami
Sangham saranam gacchami
[ I go to the Buddha for refuge; I go to the Dhamma for refuge;
I go to the Sangha for refuge ]
Dutiyampi Buddham saranam gacchami ; Dutiyampi Dhammam
Dutiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami
[ For the second time, I go to the Buddha for refuge; I go ..... ]
Tatiyampi Buddham saranam gacchami ; Tatiyampi Dhammam
Tatiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami
[ For the third time, I go to the Buddha for refuge; I go ..... ]
4. FIVE PRECEPTS
Let us all be seated.
The wrong action we do / cause suffering.
An act / performed thoughtlessly / or with greed and hatred /
brings pain to ourselves, / what more to others.
Five noble principles we follow /
to train ourselves, /
and bring happiness to the world.
I undertake to observe the precept / to abstain from destroying living beings.
I undertake to observe the precept / to abstain from taking what is not given.
I undertake to observe the precept / to abstain from sexual misconduct.
I undertake to observe the precept / to abstain from false speech.
I undertake to observe the precept / to abstain from
drugs and liquor
/ that cause intoxication and heedlessness.
FIVE NOBLE PRINCIPLE
Master our words, / Master our Thoughts. / Never allow our body to do harm.
With deeds of love and compassion, / I purify my
With selfless giving, / I purify my action.
With moderation and contentment, / I purify my action.
With truthful words, / I purify my
With clear mindfulness and calmness, / I purify my thoughts.
5. HOMAGE TO THE TRIPLE GEM
Let us pay homage / to the Buddha, / Dhamma / and Sangha.
I honour the Blessed One, / Exalted,
/ Fully Enlightened, / Perfect with Knowledge and Virtue,
/ the Attainer, / Knower of the World,
/ the Guide Incomparable, / Teacher of Gods and Men
/ Enlightened and Holy.
I honour the Teaching, / well taught, / to be
/ bringing immediate good results, / to be examined by oneself,
/ leading on to Nibbana, / to be known by the wise,
/ each for himself.
I honour the Noble Disciples of the
/ of good conduct, / of upright conduct,
/ of wise conduct, / of dutiful conduct.
/ To these Noble Ones, / who are a great field of merit,
/ I offer salutation and support.
Till Deliverance is attained, / I go to the Buddha,
Dhamma / and Sangha / for refuge.
No other refuge do I seek / (for my protection and
/ the Buddha, / Dhamma, / and Sangha / is my matchless refuge;
by the truth of these words, / may joyous victory be mine !
6. SUTTA RECITAL
We shall now recite ....
7. STANZAS FROM DHAMMAPADA
Let us all rise to reflect on the "stanzas from the Dhammapada "
We shall recite selection number .....
|Stanza #1||Stanza #2||Stanza #3||Stanza #5||Stanza #6||Stanza #7||Stanza #8|
|Stanza #9||Stanza #10||Stanza #11||Stanza #13||Stanza #14||Stanza #15||Stanza #16|
May the Wisdom of the All-Compassionate One /
so shine within our hearts and minds. /
May it dispel the mits of error / and the foolish vanity of self. /
May we strive to undertand / the changing nature of existence /
and reach spiritual peace.
Let us all be seated.
8. RECOLLECTION OF VIRTUES & MAKING ASPIRATIONS
Let us spend a few minutes on recollection of virtue .....
Let us now make our aspiration.
By the grace of the merits I have accumulated,
may I never follow the way of the foolish.
May I be blessed with wise friends and skillful
/ who help me along the Path of Dhamma.
Wherever I may be until my final Liberation,
may I never stray from the Path.
May I always have the chance / to practise and realise the Dhamma.
We shall now sing hymns .....
[ Please select any two of the followings Buddhist Hymns. ]
10. FINAL SALUTATION
To end this Buddha Puja, let us kneel to pay our closing salutations
to the Triple Gems.
I revere the Buddha, / and aspire to follow
/ Just like Him, / may I too overcome my defilement / and cultivate my virtues.
/To the Buddha, / I bow down low.
I revere the Dhamma, / and aspire to follow the
May I realise the Truth, / in all its aspects, / the Path in all its stages.
/ To the Dhamma, / I bow down low.
[ # ] I revere the Sangha, / and aspire to follow
their Noble examples.
/ May the reign of Truth be prolonged / and continue to guide and bless.
/ To the Sangha, / I bow down low.
SADHU ! SADHU ! SADHU !