from MALAYSIAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION CENTRE
Size: 8” x 8”
Pages: 112 pages
This collection of Paritta Pali by the renowned Sayadaw U Silananda provide instructive texts together with important translations. It contains all the eleven suttas which in Myanmar is recognized as the “ Great Paritta”, namely Mangala Sutta, Ratana Sutta, Metta Sutta, Khandha Sutta, Mora Sutta, Vatta Sutta Dhajagga Sutta, Atanatiya Sutta, Angulimala Sutta, Bojjhanga Sutta and Pubbanha Sutta.
The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, the Discourse on the Turning of the Wheel of Dhamma, is the Buddha’s First Sermon. Being the First Sermon, it is the most ancient and straight forward of the Buddha’s teachings. Rare is the person, amongst the laity of a Buddhist country such as Myanmar, who has not heard of this discourse, any many are those who have committed it to memory. There are religious groups, know as “Wheel of Dhamma is reciting Societies,” in almost every town and village in Myanmar, set up to recite and listen to the Sutta. Buddhist followers regard this Sutta with great esteem and veneration.
Chanted and listened to, with understanding, concentration and devotion, the “Great Paritta” and “Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta” have the power to ward off danger and bring good results. It is hoped that this comprehensive compilation made possible for the first time, well encourage Buddhists all over the world to participate more fully in their practice.