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    Namassakāra (Namo): preliminary homage to the Buddha

    Namo Homage / I prostrate / bow tassa to Him bhagavato the Blessed or the Exalted arahato the Worthy or the Enlightened One sammā rightly or completely sam himself (individually, by himself) buddhassa awakened Buddha or enlightened Buddha Before starting any Buddhist religious ceremony, we pay homage to the Buddha (Namassakāra) by chanting “Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammāsambuddhassa” three times, regardless of the event. A dāna offered to the Sangha, for example, begins with “Namo” in three repetitions. Buddhists traditionally…

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  • Dhamma

    Maha-Rahulovada Sutta (MN 62)

    Pali text below English translation I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying at Savatthi, in Jeta’s Grove, Anathapindika’s Monastery. Then the Blessed One, early in the…

  • Other

    The evolution of the rosary

    The rosary, known also as Japamālā, is a mnemonic aid used primarly in the religious practice of prayer and incantantions chantings as well as in the repetition of names and attributes…

  • Dhamma

    Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (SN 56.11)

    Pali text below English translation Thus have I heard: Once when the Blessed One was staying in the deer sanctuary at Isipatana, near Benares, he spoke to the group of five…

  • reusi bhalacandra

    Practitioners of Sak Yan, not only monks

    Few people believe that Thais have the lock on Sak Yans, others that monks have the prerogative of this practice. The facts are actually quite different. First of all we have to…

  • Yan

    Introduction to Yan of thailand

    Yantras have become increasingly common in the West among those interested in the occult and religious practices of India and Southeast Asia. Yantra is a Sanskrit (Sk) word meaning, “A tool…

  • reusi

    Interview with a Reusi

    In this past year I have been graced with the friendship and guidance of Reusi Tevijjo, and was recently invited to interview him about the Reusi of Thailand. Reusi Tevijjo, wears long…

  • Yan

    F.A.Q. about Sak Yan

    The following informations are the result of my experience as pratictioner of this tradition and are linked to the lineage I belong to. For this reasons they, by no means, want…