Okasa Vandami! Asking for Forgiveness & Sharing Merit

This is what we recite after listening to a sermon from the monks or at the end of a puja. You can download a PDF to learn on your own.

Okāsa vandāmi Bhante. Mayākataṁ puññaṁ, sāminā anumodi tabbaṁ.

Translation: Please, Bhante, kindly allow me to share with you the merit I have collected.

(Bhantes: Sādhu, Sādhu, anumodāmi! Good, good, I rejoice!)

Saminā kataṁ puññaṁ, mayhaṁ dātabbaṁ

Translation: Please Bhante, kindly share with me the merit you have collected.

(Bhantes: Sādhu, Sādhu, anumodetha! Good, good, I share!)

Sādhu, Sādhu anumodāmi!

Good, good, I appreciate!

Okāsa! Dvārattena kataṁ sabbaṁ accayaṁ khamatha me Bhante.

Translation: Forgive me, oh Bhante, of any offences I may have committed by body, speech, or mind.

(Bhantes: Kamāmi kamitabbaṁ. I forgive)

Okāsa khamāmi Bhante!
Dutiyam’pi okāsa khamāmi Bhante!
Tatiyam’pi okāsa khamāmi Bhante!

Translation: I ask for forgiveness, oh Bhante!
For a second time, I ask forgiveness, oh Bhante!
For a third time, I ask forgiveness, oh Bhante!

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9 Buddha Qualities, abandon suffering, alms round, anger, animal world, anuttaropurisadammasarati quality, araham quality, Aṅgulimāla Arahant, bad association, bhagava quality, body meditation, buddhanussati meditation, Buddhist etiquette, chanting, compassion, confidence~saddhā, contentment, courage, craving, Culla Kammavibhanga Sutta, cutupapatanana, death, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, evil deeds, first noble truth, five precepts, Four Noble Truths, friendship, ghost world, giving~dāna, good actions, gratitude, greed, guided meditation, hatred, heaven, hell, iddhi, ignorance, impermanence~anicca, intoxicants, jataka, jealousy, karma, kavi, life of Buddha, lokavidu quality, losing loved ones, loss, loving-kindness~mettā, lying, Maha Satipatthana Sutta, Mangala Sutta, marks of a great man, meditation, merit~puññā, mindfulness~sati, mora paritta, nibbāna, Noble Eightfold Path, noble truth of suffering, non-attachment, ordination, origin of suffering, parents, paritta, patience, pilgrimage, practice, precepts, psychic powers, pujas, punishment, Pāli, rains retreat, rare human birth, Ratana Sutta, Ratthapala Sutta, relics, retreat, right speech, right view, Sakka God, sammasambuddho quality, samsara, Sangha, Second Noble Truth, sickness, similes, Sri Lanka, stress, Sāriputta Arahant, Taking advice, Therigatha, Third Noble Truth, uposatha, Venerable Maha Moggalana, Vesak, vijja, vijjacaranasampanno quality, virtue~sīla, wisdom, Work, worldly conditions, wrong view