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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I looked it up here. I go about in the Victor’s Cage. 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.

The Ratana Sutta is in front, the Metta Sutta to the right. Best wishes in your practice and on your karmic journey, Tom. I jihapanjara also a Theravada Buddhist and i cant say i heard about this before too. Strengthen your power of faith more than ever. Crazywisdom and 27 guests. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Newer Post Older Post Home. The remaining suttas are established as a rampart. Apparently it’s very popular in Thailand.

Dharma Companions @SABS: Jinapanjara Gatha

As Jinapanjwra dwell, in all my affairs, always in the cage of the Self-awakened One, living on earth in the middle of the cage of the Victors, I am always guarded by all of those great noble men.

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It has existed since the end of the nineteenth century, from the time of the reign of Rama II. That’s not from memory. 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.

Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. Jinapanjara is the combination of two ijnapanjara, Jina meaning ‘the winner’, which is the Buddha, and Panjara meaning ‘cage’. Secretariat of the Supreme Patriarch Department. Who is online Users browsing this forum: Through the power of the Victor, misfortunes are vanquished.

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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. I’ve never heard of the visualization technique that you describe, but I’m not conversant in all aspects of Thai Buddhism. Saturday, January 23, Jinapanjara Gatha. Through the power of the Dhamma, the enemy horde is vanquished.

Jinapanjara Gatha At my regular meditation group last week, we were treated to a visualisation called “The Victor’s Cage”. Later, the monk Somdej Toh modified the incantation and made it more complete, by translating the content and curtailing some parts jinapanjars the chant with unknown meaning.


I must say I found it hard going, it all seemed very artificial to me. Thank you for your response!

Chant: Calling the Devas and Jinapanjara Gatha

There are two jinapanjaraa adaptations of the Jinapanjara in Thailand. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. It is one of the most popular texts that is widely chanted in Thailand. Historians have found no evidence of the original author, nor where Jinapanjara was composed, but the text is mentioned in ancient Birmese scriptures.

It is assumed that the Jinapanjara was authored by a Lanna Buddhist monk. Another version was adapted by Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana.

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garha Nevertheless it is recited at many temples and forest monasteries in both countries for its mystical and powerful protective powers. The remaining suttas are established as a rampart. Sobhita, the noble sage, sits in consummate glory, shining like the sun all over the hair at the back of my head. Guarded by the power of the True Dhamma. The text can also be found in Jinqpanjara and Sri Lanka.

Has anyone else come across it, and can anyone explain the significance of it?