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What does 'buddham paccakkhāmi' mean?

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#1

Hi, I want to ask about this sentence:

“Buddham paccakkhāmi”

What is the meaning of this sentence? :thinking:
I’m not expert in Pali, but I think this sentence means “I disavow Buddha”. Is it true? :thinking:


#2

I think it does too. That’s a trifle worrying. Is this some sort of black magic.


#3

indeed… :sweat_smile:

yep… I guess. But in this text, this sentence is used to prevent black magic. :sweat_smile:


#4

How can saying “I disavow the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha” prevent black magic?

… Oh, I suppose whoever wrote the pamphlet isn’t Buddhist … The poster tactfully cropped out the name of the person/organisation responsible.


#5

I don’t translate Pali unless I am using my dictionary. But, I did search this phrase, and came up with this:

https://books.google.com/books?id=aipFDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT267&lpg=PT267&dq=paccakkhāmi&source=bl&ots=m8oxxHcRbV&sig=ACfU3U1hvX3uA1KjrdEoPOr83Wt-_hBp4g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwixtcCzhcHjAhWLQs0KHX-BAGEQ6AEwAnoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=paccakkhāmi&f=false

The OP graphic has the questionable phrase after the recitation of homage to the Buddha. So, it seems unlikely this is a chant involving any negative attributes. The extract from the book, above, seems to explain the meaning or application of this phrase.


#6

Here is where paccakkha is used. It’s about 33 suttas.


#7

Wow… New feature on Suttacentral? :thinking:


#8

Oh that is voice.suttacentral.net, which is the accessibility version of SuttaCentral. Voice has a smaller library of supported suttas and features a search that many sighted folk have found helpful. SuttaCentral search is exhaustive yet can be overwhelming.