Bristol Buddhist Centre

Brahma Viharas morning verses

On Sat, 14 March, 2015 - 10:03
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jvalamalini
I and all else that moves, until awakening,
Take the Triple Gem as refuge.
In order to gain perfect Buddhahood for others’ sake
We practise the Four Immeasurables -
Whereby may sentient beings
Gain happiness with its causes;
Be parted from all grief with its causes;
Not become parted from the happiness wherein no grief is
And dwell in the condition of equanimity

Refuges and Precepts

Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammasambuddhassa
Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammasambuddhassa
Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammasambuddhassa

Buddham Saranam Gacchami
Dhammam Saranam Gacchami
Sangham Saranam Gacchami

Dutiyampi Buddham Saranam Gacchami
Dutiyampi Dhammam Saranam Gacchami
Dutiyampi Sangham Saranam Gacchami

Tatiyampi Buddham Saranam Gacchami
Tatiyampi Dhammam Saranam Gacchami
Tatiyampi Sangham Saranam Gacchami

Panatipata Veramani Sikkhapadam Samadiyami
Adinnadana Veramani Sikkhapadam Samadiyami
Kamesu Micchacara Veramani Sikkhapadam Samadiyami
Musavada Veramani Sikkhapadam Samadiyami
Surameraya Majja Pamadatthana Veramani Sikkhapadam Samadiyami
sadhu sadhu sadhu

I undertake to abstain from taking life - With deeds of loving kindness, I purify my body.
I undertake to abstain from taking the not-given - With open-handed generosity, I purify my body.
I undertake to abstain from sexual misconduct- With stillness, simplicity, and contentment, I purify my body
I undertake to abstain from false speech- With truthful communication, I purify my speech.
I undertake to abstain from taking intoxicants - With mindfulness clear and radiant, I purify my mind


May all beings be happy
May all beings be free from suffering
May all beings be joyful
May all beings realise the equanimity of awakening
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