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Buddhist Chanting

Chanting is very common to any religion. Buddhism is no exception in this regard. However, the aim and purpose of chanting is different from one religion to another. Buddhism is unique in that it does not consider chanting to be prayer.

There are some reasons sufficient to continue chanting practice. Regular chanting gives us confidence, joy and satisfaction, and increases devotion within us. This devotion is really a power. It is called the Power of Devotion (Saddhabala). It energises our life in general. I do not know about the others. For me I often have a joyous feeling when the chanting goes right. I become more confident of myself. I see it as a part of developing devotion.

Rev. Jandure Pagngnananda

Reverend Jandure Pagngnananda was born in Jandura (Panamura), Sri Lanka. He was ordained in 1993 in Panamura as a Theravada Buddhist monk. Bhante graduated from the Buddhasravaka Bhikshu University in Sri Lanka with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. He also graduated from the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka with a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree, from  Yuan Kuang Buddhist Institute of Taiwan with a Master of Arts (M.A.) Currently he is studying for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree at the Huafan University (Institute of Asian Humanities) Taiwan.


Buddhist Chanting