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Forgiveness Ceremony


#1

Does anyone know where to find an English translation of the ceremony where monastics ask for forgiveness from one other before parting ways? I’ve tried looking but I couldn’t find it, I think it might be in the Vinaya. I think it goes something like: “Any action I’ve done of body, speech, or mind that was harmful, I ask forgiveness… [their actions] I forgive you.”


#2

Google bhikku handbook pdf, It’s on page 32,
or better yet ordain !

  1. Khamàpana-kammaÿ
    (Asking for Forgiveness)

The bhikkhus: “Namo…” (×3)
Then…
āyasmante pamādena,
dvàrattayena kataÿ,
sabbaṃ aparàdhaÿ khamatu no bhante.”
(“Forgive us, ven. sir, for all wrong-doing done
carelessly to the ven. one by way of the three doors.”)

The senior bhikkhu:
“Ahaÿ khamàmi,
tumhehi pi me khamitabbaÿ.”
(“I forgive you. You should also forgive me.”)

The bhikkhus: “Khamàma bhante.”
(“We forgive you, ven. sir.”)
Then the bhikkhus may bow while the senior
bhikkhu gives his blessing:

“Evaÿ hotu evaÿ hotu,
Yo ca pubbe pamajjitvà pacchà so nappamajjati,
So’maÿ lokaÿ pabhàseti abbhà mutto va
candimà, [Dhp,v.172]
Yassa pàpaÿ kataÿ kammaÿ kusalena pithãyati,
So’maÿ lokaÿ pabhàseti abbhà mutto va
candimà, [Dhp,v.173]


#3

Here is the file. http://dhammadana.org/book/tmotb.pdf


#4

In case this is helpful: https://suttacentral.net/pli-tv-kd4/en/horner-brahmali.


#5

The version quoted already doesn’t say anything about harmful actions of body, speech and mind. Below is one that does. I don’t recall ever seeing it being used, but it’s found in the book Mon Phithee by Phra Iem Sirivaṇṇo of Wat Arun, which is probably the most widely sold chanting book in Thailand.

Junior:
Accayo maṃ bhante accaggamā yathābālaṃ yathāmūḷhaṃ yathā-akusalaṃ, yohaṃ bhante kadāci karahaci pamādaṃ vā āgamma, ayonisomanasikāraṃ vā āgamma, mahāthere agāravaṃ akāsiṃ, kāyena vā vācāya vā manasā vā, sammukhāpi parammukhāpi, tassa me bhante mahāthero, accayaṃ accayato paṭiggaṇhātu āyatiṃ saṃvarāya.

Senior:
Taggha taṃ āvuso accayo accaggamā yathābālaṃ yathāmūḷhaṃ yathā-akusalaṃ, yo tavaṃ kadāci karahaci pamādaṃ vā āgamma, ayonisomanasikāraṃ vā āgamma, mayi agāravaṃ akāsi, kāyena vā vācāya vā manasā vā, sammukhāpi parammukhāpi, yato ca kho tvaṃ accayaṃ accayato disvā yathādhammaṃ paṭikkarosi āyatiṃ saṃvaraṃ āpajjasi, taṃ te paṭiggaṇhāmi. Vuḍḍhi hesā āvuso, ariyassa vinaye yo accayaṃ accayato disvā yathādhammaṃ paṭikkaroti āyatiṃ saṃvaraṃ āpajjati.