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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The meaning of Jinapanjara is ‘the armor of the Buddha’. This would be a Theravadin protection gatha.
Jinapanjara Gatha – Dharma Wheel
Through the power of the Victor, misfortunes are vanquished. Sobhita, the noble sage, sits in jinapanjaraa glory, shining like the sun all over the hair at the back of my head.
It has existed since the end of the nineteenth century, from the time of the reign of Rama II. Apparently it’s very popular in Thailand. Views Read Edit View history. I am jinapanjata a Theravada Buddhist and i cant say i heard about this before too. Through the power of the Dhamma, the enemy horde is vanquished. The Ratana Sutta is in front, the Metta Sutta to the right. Secretariat of the Jinapamjara Patriarch Department.
Thus am I utterly well-sheltered, well-protected.
Sabbe Satta Bhavantu Sukhithata: JINAPANJARA GATHA
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It is one of the most popular texts that is widely chanted in Thailand. I must say I found it hard going, it all seemed very artificial to me. Through the power of the Victor, misfortunes are vanquished.
Jinapanjaa practice makes it easy to transform your mind. I’ve never heard of the visualization technique that you describe, but I’m not conversant in all aspects of Thai Buddhism. Some said it was discovered in a ruined stupa in Sri Lanka while others say it originates in Thailand.
Because of the popularity of animistic rituals jinwpanjara in violation of Buddhist principles, Anawrahta consulted with the monastic community and decreed to his citizens to chant the Jinapanjara text instead. This page was last edited on 9 Octoberat Jinapanjara is the combination of two words, Jina meaning ‘the winner’, which is the Buddha, and Panjara meaning ‘cage’.
Through the power of the Dhamma, the enemy horde is vanquished.
Chant: Calling the Devas and Jinapanjara Gatha
The Ratana Sutta is in front, the Metta Sutta to the right. Has anyone else come across it, and can anyone explain the significance of it?
Saturday, January 23, Jinapanjara Gatha. Strengthen your power of faith more than ever. Without passing judgement on the proponents of that method, I can only say that in my own practice, the further I stray from the simplicity of the “basics”, the jinapnajara trouble I get into!
How could this be anything jinapanajra than the boundless joy of the Law? Thus, Jinapanjara means ‘the cage which is strong as a piece of armor that can protect from any dangers and enemies’.