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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Nevertheless it is recited at many temples and forest monasteries in both countries for its mystical and powerful protective powers. As I dwell, in all my affairs, always in the cage of the Self-awakened One, gattha on earth in the middle of the cage of the Victors, I am always guarded by all of those great noble men.
Through the power of the Victor, misfortunes are vanquished.
Chant: Calling the Devas and Jinapanjara Gatha
I am also a Theravada Buddhist and i cant say i heard about this before too. It has existed since the end ggatha the nineteenth century, from the time of the reign of Rama II. There are two well-known adaptations of the Jinapanjara in Thailand. As I dwell, in all my affairs, always in the cage of the Self-awakened One, living on earth in the middle of the cage of the Victors, I am always guarded by all of those great noble men.
Apparently it’s very popular in Thailand.
My own practice became much simpler once I bought into this. Sobhita, the noble sage, sits in consummate glory, shining like the sun all over the hair at the back of my head. Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life, and continue chanting Namu-myoho-renge-kyo. Jinapanjara is the combination of two words, Jina meaning ‘the winner’, which is the Buddha, and Panjara meaning ‘cage’.
The Jinapanjara Gatha is one of the most popular chants in Thailand. Topics specific to one school are best posted in the appropriate sub-forum.
Through the power of the Dhamma, the enemy horde is vanquished. 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 more trouble I get into!
Retrieved from ” https: Posted by Sunanda Ooi at 9: Here’s what the visualisation contained: The meaning of Jinapanjara is ‘the armor of the Buddha’.
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Dharma Companions @SABS: Jinapanjara Gatha
Best wishes in your practice and on your karmic journey, Tom. Jinapanjara Gatha At my regular meditation group last week, we were treated to a visualisation called “The Victor’s Cage”.
Thus am I utterly well-sheltered, well-protected. Secretariat of the Supreme Patriarch Department.
Hi Woodscooter, I’m intrigued by this Its origins are obscure. Saturday, January 23, Jinapanjara Gatha. Because of the popularity of animistic rituals considered in violation of Buddhist principles, Anawrahta consulted with the monastic community and decreed to his citizens to chant the Jinapanjara text instead.
Later, the monk Somdej Toh modified the incantation and made it more complete, by translating the content and curtailing some parts in the chant with unknown meaning. Thank you for your response! For me, I agree with Ajahn Chah’s approach of basically just watching his own mind as his fundamental practice, and not bothering with most of this other stuff.
Has anyone else come across it, and can anyone explain the significance of it?