Jaya Mangala protection verses (English and Pali)

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JAYAMANGALA GATHA

Stanzas of the victorious Auspices

(Jayamangala gatha)

Translation into English by Lionel Lokuliyana, The Great Book of Protections (Maha Pirit Pota)

Published for Free Distribution by Mrs. H. M. Gunasekera Trust, pp.XLi-XLiii

(Aung Chin Shit Par Gathar)

1. Bahum sahassam-abhinimmita sayudham tam Girimekhalam uditaghora sasenamaram Danadidhammavidhina jitava munindo Tam tejasa bhavatu te jayamangalani.

1. With a thousand arms and created weapons that (Elephant) Girimekhala with Mara, risen with fierceness together with his army, Through righteous means, such as generosity, the Lord of Sages won. Through that power may there be victorious auspices to you.

2. Maratirekam-abhiyujjhita sabbarattim Ghorampanalavakamakkha-m-athaddhayakkham Dhamma Dana Maung H. Paw, Fremont, California Khantisudantavidhina jitava munindo Tam tejasa bhavatu te jayamangalani.

2. More than (even) Mara contending all night through, Indeed, the fierce and obdurate yakkha alavaka, Through forbearance, the well trained method, the Lord of Sages won. Through that power may there be victorious auspices to you.

3. Nalagirim gajavaram atimattabhutam Davaggicakkam-asaniva, sudarunam tam Mettambusekavidhina jitava munindo Tam tejasa bhavatu te jayamangalani.

3. Nalagiri the great elephant fully drunk, Like a circle of jungle-fire, that one, terrible like a thunderbolt, Through means of sprinkling the water of loving kindness, the Lord of Sages won.

Through that power may there be victorious auspices to you.

4. Ukkhittakhaggam-atihatthasudarunam tam Dhavam tiyojanapathan'gulimalavantam Iddhibhi sankhatamano jitava munindo Tam tejasa bhavatu te jayamangalani.

4. Holding up (his) sword with lifted hand that very fierce, That Angulimala running the distance of three leagues, Through psychic power with conditioned mind, the Lord of Sages won. Through that power may there be victorious auspices to you.

5. Katvana kattham-udaram iva gabbhiniya Cincaya dutthavacanam janakayamajjhe Santena somavidhina jitava munindo Tam tejasa bhavatu te jayamangalani.

5. Forming (i.e. enlarging) her belly with firewood like unto a pregnant woman

The corrupt words of Cinca in the midst of people, Through quiet means with calmness, the Lord of Sages won. Through that power may there be victorious auspices to you. Dhamma Dana Maung H. Paw, Fremont, California

6. Saccam vihaya matisaccakavadaketum Vadabhiropitamanam atiandhabhutam Pannapadipajalito jitava munindo Tam tejasa bhavatu te jayamangalani.

6. Giving up truth, that Saccaka, hankering after arguments as though like a banner

Fixing his mind on arguments fully blinded (to truth) Shining with the lamp of wisdom, the Lord of Sages won. Through that power may there be victorious auspices to you.

7. Nandopanandabhujagam vibudham mahiddhim puttena therabhujagena damapayanto iddh'upadesavidhina jitava munindo Tam tejasa bhavatu te jayamangalani.

7. The naga Nandopananda very wise and of great psychic power Causing to be tamed by His son the elder who is like a naga, Through the method of psychic power and advice, the Lord of Sages won.

Through that power may there be victorious auspices to you.

8. Duggahaditthibhujagena sudatthahattham Brahmam viduddhijuti middhibakabhidhanam Nanagadena vidhina jitava munindo Tam tejasa bhavatu te jayamangalani.

8. With his hand much bitten by the naga namely wrong views, The brahma named Baka of clear sheen and psychic power, Through the method of the medicine of knowledge, the Lord of Sages won. Through that power may there be victorious auspices to you.

9. Etapi buddhajayamangala atthagatha Yo vacako dinadine sarate matandi Hitvana neka vividhani c'upaddavani Mokkham sukham adigameyya naro sapanno.

9. And these eight Buddha stanzas of victorious auspices, He who recites daily and remembers without sloth, Giving up various (troubles) and dangers, That wise man would attain the happiness of release.

Dhamma Dana by Maung H. Paw, Fremont, California