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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Because of the popularity of animistic rituals considered in violation of Buddhist principles, Anawrahta consulted with the monastic community and decreed to his citizens to chant the Jinapanjara jinapajnara instead.
Nevertheless it is recited at many temples and forest monasteries in both countries for its mystical and powerful protective powers. I can not see the benefit of doing this kind of visualisation but as i said i never heard about it and then never tried it- Friendly from The thinker. Im looking for a more specific explanation of the gathw stuff that happens to the reciter The text is here: Through the power of the Dhamma, the enemy horde is vanquished.
Posted by Sunanda Ooi at 9: Views Read Edit View history. Newer Post Older Post Home. It is assumed that the Jinapanjara was authored by a Lanna Buddhist monk. This is from the Pali isn’t it? Through the power of the Victor, misfortunes are vanquished.
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Through the power of the Victor, misfortunes are vanquished. Guarded by the power of the True Dhamma. Secretariat of the Supreme Patriarch Department. The Jinapanjara Gatha is one of the most popular chants in Thailand.
Chant: Calling the Devas and Jinapanjara Gatha
Thus am I utterly well-sheltered, well-protected. It is one of the most popular texts that is widely chanted in Thailand.
The meaning of Jinapanjara is ‘the armor of the Buddha’. Has anyone else come across it, and can anyone explain the significance of it? So I follow Ajahn Chah’s approach jlnapanjara simply constantly watching my mind, along with using the mantra “Buddho” during “formal” meditation. I am also a Theravada Buddhist and i cant say i heard about this before too. Historians have found no evidence of the original author, nor where Jinapanjara was composed, but the text is mentioned in ancient Birmese scriptures.
Who is online Users browsing this forum: I go about in the Victor’s Cage. I must say I found it hard going, it all seemed very artificial to me.
Thread Tools Show Printable Version. This page was last edited on 9 Octoberat Through the power of the Dhamma, the enemy horde is vanquished. Wat Rakhang and Somdej Toh. The remaining suttas are established as a rampart. Some said it was discovered in a ruined stupa in Sri Lanka while others say it originates in Thailand. Without passing judgement on the proponents of that method, I can only say that in my own practice, the further I stray gagha the simplicity of the “basics”, the more trouble I get into!
I looked it up here. Retrieved from ” https: Jinapanjara Gatha At my regular meditation group last week, we were treated to a visualisation called “The Victor’s Cage”.
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Thus am I utterly well-sheltered, well-protected. Sobhita, the noble sage, sits in consummate glory, shining like the sun all over the hair at the back of my head.
Thus, Jinapanjara means ‘the cage which is strong as a piece of armor that jinapanjaar protect from any dangers and enemies’.
The rest of the 80 great elders — victorious, disciples of the Victor, sons of the Victor, shining with the majesty of moral virtue — are established in the various parts of my body. 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.
CS1 Thai-language sources th Articles with short description Articles containing Pali-language text Articles containing Thai-language text. I’ve never heard of the visualization technique that you describe, but I’m not conversant in all aspects of Thai Buddhism. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Jinapanjara is the combination of two words, Jina meaning ‘the winner’, which is the Buddha, and Panjara meaning ‘cage’. Thank you for your response! Later, the monk Somdej Toh modified the incantation and made it more complete, by translating the content and curtailing some parts gayha the chant with unknown meaning.