Dhamma Vandana - Homage to the Dhamma
The Dhamma of the Blessed One is perfectly expounded;
to be seen here and now; not delayed in time;
inviting one to come and see; onward leading to (Nibbana);
paccattam veditabbo viññuhi ti
to be known by the wise, each for himself.
Dhammam jivita pariyantam saranam gacchâmi
Until life's end, to the Dhamma I go for refuge.
Dhammâ atitâ ca - Ye ca Dhammâ anagatâ
The Dhamma of the ages past, the Dhamma that are yet to come,
Paccuppannâ ca ye Dhamma - Aham vandâmi sabbadâ
the Dhamma of the present time, forever do I revere.
me saranam aññam - Dhammo me saranam varam
No other refuge do I seek, the Dhamma is my refuge true;
Etena sacca vajjena - Hotu me jayamangalam
by the speaking of this Truth, may peaceful victory be mine!
vandê'ham - Dhamman ca tividham varam
I revere with my head, the triple Dhamma true;
Dhamme yo khalito doso - Dhammo khamatu tam mamam
if the Dhamma I have wronged may the Dhamma forgive me.