Namo tassa closing line

When groups chant namo tassa I’ve noticed they say a 4th line at the end. I cannot find it written down anywhere as a 4th line of namo tassa on any chanting guides. What is it?


Most of the time it is “Buddham dhammam sangham namassami”, I believe?

That sounds accurate! Do you know why it’s said?

The Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha I respect/worship

This isn’t used in Sri Lanka, as far as I know. Is it a Thai tradition?

with metta

It might be-- it is used in the Thai Forest Tradition. Mahanikaya portion at least.

Ajahn Chah lineage monks and Ayya T lineage Bhikkhūnī both do this

This is the short form for taking three refuge.

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