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?
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.