Mettā: Protection Verses of Loving-Kindness Meditation

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These are traditional verses that can be recited as a meditation.

1. Attūpamāya sabbesaṁ – sattānaṁ sukha kāmataṁ
Passitvā kamato mettaṁ – sabbasattesu bhāvaye

I desire happiness, others also desire happiness. Having compared oneself with others, one should practice loving kindness towards all beings, by realizing that everyone desires happiness.

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Snp 2.1 Ratana Sutta: Jewels Discourse

This sutta was given by the Supreme Buddha when there was a great famine and infestation of dangerous non-human beings in Vesali. Still we chant this sutta for protection today.

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1. Yānīdha bhūtāni samāgatāni
Bhummāni vā yā niva antaḷikkhe
Sabbeva bhūtā sumanā bhavantu
Athopi sakkacca sunantu bhāsitaṁ

Whatever beings are assembled here, whether on the earth or in the sky, may all these beings have happy minds. Listen closely to my words.

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Snp 2.4 Maha Mangala Sutta: Discourse on Blessings

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Evaṁ me sutaṁ. Ekaṁ samayaṁ Bhagavā Sāvatthiyaṁ viharati Jetavane Anāthapiṇḍikassa ārāme. Atha kho aññatarā devatā abhikkantāya rattiyā abhikkantavaṇṇā kevalakappaṁ Jetavanaṁ obhāsetvā yena Bhagavā tenupasaṅkami. Upasaṅkamitvā Bhagavantaṁ abhivādetvā ekamantaṁ aṭṭhāsi. Ekamantaṁ ṭhitā kho sā devatā Bhagavantaṁ gāthāya ajjhabhāsi.

Thus have I heard: On one occasion, the Blessed One was living in Sāvatthi at Jetavana at Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Now when the night was far advanced, a certain deity, whose surpassing radiance illuminated the whole of Jetavana, approached the Blessed One, respectfully saluted him and stood to one side. Standing thus, he addressed the Blessed One in verse:

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SN 10:12 Ālavaka Suttaṁ: Discourse to Ālavaka the Demon

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Evaṁ me sutaṁ. Ekaṁ Samayaṁ Bhagavā Ālaviyaṁ viharati Ālavakassa yakkhassa bhavane. Atha kho Ālavako yakkho yena Bhagavā tenupasaṅkami. Upasaṅkamitvā Bhagavāntaṁ etada’voca.
Thus have I heard: On one occasion the Blessed One was living at Ālavi, in the abode of the demon Ālavaka. At that time, the demon Ālavaka approached the Blessed One, and on arrival, said to the Blessed One:

Nikkhama samaṇā’ti. Sādhā’vuso’ti Bhagavā nikkhami.
“Get out, you recluse.” Saying, “Very well, friend,” the Blessed One went out.

Pavisa samaṇā’ti. Sādhā’vuso’ti Bhagavā pāvisi.
“Come in, you recluse.” Saying, “Very well, friend,” the Blessed One went in.

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Angulimala Paritta

This powerful Declaration of Truth was taught by our Supreme Buddha to Arahant Aṅgulimāla to bless a pregnant mother who was in extreme pain, unable to deliver her baby.

SN 2:10 Suriya Paritta, Discourse Given to the Sun Deity

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Evaṁ me sutaṁ. Ekaṁ samayaṁ Bhagavā Sāvatthiyaṁ viharati Jetavane Anāthapiṇḍikassa ārāme. Tena kho pana samayena Suriyo devaputto Rāhunā asurindena gahito hoti. Atha kho Suriyo devaputto Bhagavantaṁ anussaramāno tāyaṁ velāyaṁ imaṁ gāthaṁ abhāsi.
Thus have I heard: On one occasion the Blessed One was living in Sāvatthi, at Jetavana, at Anāthapiņḍika’s monastery. At that time Sūriya, the sun deity, was captured by Rāhu, one of the kings of the Asuras. Thereupon calling to mind the Blessed One, Sūriya, the sun deity, recited this stanza:

Namo te Buddha vīra’tthu – Vippamutto’si sabbadhi
Sambādhapaṭipanno’smi – Tassa me saraṇaṁ bhavā’ti.

Oh Buddha, the Hero I pay homage to you. You are completely free from all suffering. I have fallen into trouble. Please be my refuge and help me.

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