Chanting of Protection Discourses
By Bhikkhu PesalaPesala. Saturday, October 7, 2006 5:29:45 AM
This has become a ritual, but like all rituals, if you make the effort to understand the meaning of the ritual and of the Discourses recited, it takes on an entirely new, and deeper meaning. The Pāli text and translations can be found on my webpages, and I have written a few booklets explaining the meaning of two suttas in more detail. See An Exposition of the Mangala Sutta and An Exposition of the Metta Sutta
You can find two versions of each of the Protection Discourses on my website. One, in MP3 audio format is recited by Tipitakadhāra Sayādaw U Vicittasāra, while the other version is in Video form, and is recited by a younger Sayādaw. The links on my web pages will take you to the videos on YouTube.