Three Refuges

Buddham Buddham saranam gacharmin
Dharmam Dharmam saranam gacharmin
Sangham Sangham saranam gacharmin
 
Buddham ditiyam saranam gacharmin
Dharmam ditiyam saranam gacharmin
Sangham ditiyam saranam gacharmin
 
Buddham tritiyam saranam gacharmin
Dharrmam tritiyam saranam gacharmin
Sangham tritiyam saranam gacharmin
 
I take refuge in the Buddha
I take refuge in the Dharma
I take refuge in the Sangha
 
For the second time I take refuge in the Buddha
For the second time I take refuge in the Dharma
For the second time I take refuge in the Sangha
 
For the third time I take refuge in the Buddha
For the third time I take refuge in the Dharma
For the third time I take refuge in the Sangha
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I heard that this chant is one of the oldest known chants in any language. It is in Pali, the scriptural language of early Buddhism.

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