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The Jinapanjara Gatha is one of the most popular chants in Thailand. Its origins are obscure. Some said it was discovered in a ruined stupa in. Two Pali chants have been joined here; Calling the Devas to listen to the Dhamma, followed by the protective chant Jinapanjara Gatha. Music by Chris Conway. At my regular meditation group last week, we were treated to a visualisation called “The Victor’s Cage”. I must say I found it hard going, it all.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. So I follow Ajahn Chah’s approach of simply constantly watching my mind, along with using the mantra “Buddho” during “formal” meditation.

Guarded by the power of the True Dhamma. Sobhita, the noble sage, sits in consummate glory, shining like the sun all over the hair at the back of my head. Here’s what the visualisation contained: Both version have the same meaning, but differ slightly in pronunciation and spelling. Kirt’s Tibetan Translation Notes “Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase.

Secretariat of the Supreme Patriarch Department. Wat Rakhang and Gathaa Toh. Posted by Sunanda Ooi at 9: Best wishes in your practice and on your karmic journey, Tom.


Chant: Calling the Devas and Jinapanjara Gatha

jinapanjars Thus, Jinapanjara means ‘the cage which is strong as a piece of armor that can protect from any dangers and enemies’. Jinapanjara is the combination of two words, Jina meaning ‘the winner’, which is the Buddha, and Panjara meaning ‘cage’. That’s not from memory. For me, I agree with Ajahn Chah’s approach of basically just watching his own mind as his fundamental practice, and not bothering with most of this other stuff.

Some said it was discovered in a ruined stupa in Sri Lanka while others say it originates in Thailand. A friendly discussion group pursuing rational enquiry into the Dhamma of the historical Buddha. Through the power of the Dhamma, the enemy horde is vanquished. Through the power of the Dhamma, the enemy horde is vanquished.

It is assumed that the Jinapanjara was authored by a Lanna Buddhist monk. How gathx this be anything other than the boundless joy of the Law? I go about in the Victor’s Cage. Thank you for your response!

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This jinapanjarz from the Pali isn’t it? Im looking for a more specific explanation of the metaphysical stuff that happens to the reciter The text is here: Apparently it’s very popular in Thailand. The remaining suttas are established as a rampart. Topics specific to one school are best posted in the appropriate sub-forum.

Sobhita, the noble sage, sits in consummate glory, shining like the sun all over the hair at the back of my head. Has anyone else come across it, and can anyone explain the significance of it?


I must say I found it jinapxnjara going, it all seemed very artificial to me. It has existed since the end of the nineteenth century, from the time of the reign of Rama II.

Retrieved from ” https: Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life, and continue chanting Namu-myoho-renge-kyo. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth.

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Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Without passing judgement on the proponents of that method, I can only say that in my own practice, the further I stray from the simplicity of the “basics”, the more trouble I get into!

The rest of the 80 great elders — victorious, disciples of the Victor, sons of the Victor, shining with the jinapanuara of moral virtue — are established in the various parts of my body. There are two well-known adaptations of the Jinapanjara in Thailand. Thus am I utterly well-sheltered, well-protected.

The Ratana Sutta is in front, the Metta Sutta to the right. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thus am I utterly well-sheltered, well-protected.