Pali Chant of the Sublime Teaching of Dependent Origination

Dependent origination is a sublime teaching from the Buddha.  This teaching has helped deepen my awareness. Some have attained nirvana by simply contemplating this teaching. Below of I have listed the Pali transliteration with diacritical marks along with an English translation.  After the translation, I included a link to a youtube video of this chant.

PATICCA SAṂ-UPPĀDA – DEPENDENT CO-ORIGINATION

ANULOMAM – THE ORDER OF ARISING
Avijjā paccayā, saṅkhārā.
Supported by ignorance, volitional formations arise.
Saṅkhāra paccayā, viññāṇaṃ.
Supported by volitional formations, consciousness arises.
Viññāṇa paccayā, nāma rūpaṃ.
Supported by consciousness, mentality and materiality arise.
Nāma rūpa paccayā, saḷāyatanaṃ.
Supported by mentality and materiality, the six-fold base arises.
Saḷāyatana paccayā, phasso.
Supported by the six-fold base, contact arises.
Phassa paccayā, vedanā.
Supported by contact, feeling arises.
Vedanā paccayā, taṇhā.
Supported by feeling, craving arises.
Taṇhā paccayā, upādānaṃ.
Supported by craving, clinging arises.
Upādāna paccayā, bhavo.
Supported by clinging, habitual tendencies arise.
Bhava paccayā, jāti.
Supported by habitual tendencies, birth (of action) arises.
Jāti paccayā, jarā maraṇaṃ,
Supported by birth, aging and death arise,
soka parideva, dukkha domanass’upāyāsā sambhavanti.
and sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief, and despair (arise).
Evametassa kevalassa dukkha-kkhandhassa samudayo hoti.
Thus, there is the arising of this whole mass of suffering.

PATILOMAM – THE ORDER OF CESSATION
Avijjāya tve’va asesa virāga nirodhā, saṅkhāra nirodho.
Through the entire cessation of this ignorance, volitional formations cease.
Saṅkhāra nirodhā, viññāṇa nirodho.
Through the cessation of volitional formations, consciousness ceases.
Viññāṇa nirodhā, nāma rūpa nirodho.
Through the cessation of consciousness, mentality and materiality cease.
Nāma rūpa nirodhā, saḷāyatana nirodho.
Through the cessation of mentality and materiality, the six-fold base ceases.
Saḷāyatana nirodhā, phassa nirodho.
Through the cessation of the sixfold base, contact ceases.
Phassa nirodhā, vedanā nirodho.
Through the cessation of contact, feeling ceases.
Vedanā nirodhā, taṇhā nirodho.
Through the cessation of feeling, craving ceases.
Taṇhā nirodhā, upādāna nirodho.
Through the cessation of craving, clinging ceases.
Upādāna nirodhā, bhava nirodho.
Through the cessation of clinging, habitual tendencies cease.
Bhava nirodhā, jāti nirodho.
Through the cessation of habitual tendencies, birth (of action) ceases.
Jāti nirodhā, jarā-maraṇaṃ
Through the cessation of birth, aging and death cease,
soka parideva dukkha domanass’upāyāsā nirujjhanti.
and sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief, and despair cease.
Evametassa kevalassa dukkha-kkhandhassa nirodho hotī’ti
Thus, there is the cessation of this whole mass of suffering.

Dependent Origination Chant

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