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NAVA GUNA GĀTHĀ



Nine Great Virtues Of The Buddha






NAVA GUNA GĀTHĀ

Nine Great Virtues Of The Buddha



  1. Araham arahoti nāmena - Araham pāpam nakāraye
    By name He is Arahant as He is worthy. Even in secret, He does no evil.
    Arahatta phalam patto - Araham nama te namo
    He attained the fruit of Arahantship. To Thee, the Worthy One, my homage be.


  2. Sammā Sambuddha ñānena - Sammā Sambuddha desanā
    By name He is Sammā Sambuddha. The teaching is of the Sammā Sambuddha.
    Sammā Sambuddha lokasmin - Sammā Sambuddha te namo
    A fully Enlightened One is He in the world, to Thee, my homage be.


  3. Vijjā carana sampanno - Tassa vijjā pakāsitā
    He is endowed with wisdom and knowledge. His wisdom is made known.
    Atītā nāga tuppanno - Vijjā carana te namo
    The past and the future He knows.
    To Thee, who is endowed with wisdom and courage, my homage be.


  4. Sugato sugatattānam - Sugato sundaram pi ca
    He is Sugata, being self-disciplined. Endowed with virtue, He is Sugata.
    Nibbānam sugatim yanti - Sugato nāma te namo
    He has gone to the good state of Nibbana. To Thee the Sugata, my homage be.


  5. Lokavidūti nāmena - Atitā nāgate vidū
    By name He is Lokavidu. He knows the past and the future,
    Sankhāra satta mokāse - Lokavidū nāma te namo
    things, beings and space. To Thee, the Knower of worlds, my homage be.


  6. Anuttaro ñāna’sīlena - Yo lokassa anuttaro
    By wisdom and conduct He is unrivalled. An unrivalled One is He in the world.
    Anuttaro pūja lokasmim - Tam namassāmi anuttaro
    In this world He is revered as an Incomparable One, to Thee, I salute.


  7. Sārathī sārathī devā - Yo lokassa susārathī
    A charioteer, a charioteer is He of devas. He is charioteer to the world.
    Sārathī pūja lokasmim - Tam namassāmi sārathī
    He is a respectful charioteer in this world. That charioteer, I salute.


  8. Deva yakkha manussānam - Loke agga phalam dadam
    To devas, yakkhas and men in this world. He gives the highest fruits,
    Dadantam damayantānam - Purisā jañña te namo
    and they subdue (their defilements). To the knower of men, my homage be.


  9. Bhagavā bhagavā yutto - Bhaggam kilesa vāhato
    The Bhagava is repleted with fortune. He has destroyed all passions.
    Bhaggam samsāra muttāro - Bhagavā nāma te namo
    He has crossed the ocean of samsara. To that Bhagava, my homage be.