What does 'buddham paccakkhāmi' mean?

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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:


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


indeed… :sweat_smile:

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


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.


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


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


Wow… New feature on Suttacentral? :thinking:


Oh that is, 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.