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Paritti (Books and Audio)

For archive (Updated on March 1, 2019)

The early Paritta texts were edited by Saya Phyay, Thudhammawaddy U Pan Maung, …

The Ministry of Religious Affairs published the “normal” version of 11 Pairtta Suttas, a “super-sized” version of 30+ Suttas (including the 11 Paritta Suttas). The Suttas were approved/re-affirmed at the Sixth Buddhist Council.

Paritta texts with Pali and English translation were compiled and /or edited by Sayadaw U Silananda, Sao Htun Hmat Win, …
Paritaa texts with Pali and Burmese/Myanmar translation were compiled/edited by Sayadaw U Ayethaka, Dhammacariya U Soe Win, Dhammacariya U Kyaw Lin, …

Comprehensive treatment of Paritta had been done by Thabykan Sayadaw, Sayadaw U Jotilankara (Dhammanand Vihara, Half Moon Bay, California, USA), …

I used to own a copy of a Pariita (Burmese and Mon version) given by the Dat Paung Zone Aung Min Gaung Sayadaw U Thilawunta. It is based on the Mon manuscripts. One difference is in the “last” Sutta. The Mon version has two major sections: one for chanting in the morning and one for chanting in the evening/night.

It is customary for the Burmese Buddhist monks to recite all the 11 Suttas daily. A recommendation for the lay people is to break up the 11 Suttas into seven groups, chant a group per day. The 11 Suttas will then be covered every week.

The Paritta verses by the various Sayadaws (Mingun Tipitaka Sayadaw, Taung Tan Thatanapyu Sayadaw, U Silananda, Kyaw Ni Kan Sayadaw, Aung San Tat Oo Sayadaw, …) are available as CDs. Some (if not all) can be found at hammadownload.com, nibbana.com, and the Dhamma web sites.

Pali is rendered in Romanized form (for international use) and in native versions (Myanmar, Sinhali, Thai, …). Example: Lay people and most monks in Myanmar will say “Git sar mi”. Lay people and most (if not all) monks from Sri Lanka, Thai, … will say “gacchami”.

YouTube has a collection of Paritta recited by Myanmar, Sri Lankan, and Thai monks.

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