BUDDHAM SARANAM GACCHAMI COMPLETE CHANT 9 TIMES- TISARANA (The Three Refuges)

The following Pali chant is commonly recited by both laypeople and monks in Theravada Buddhism (sometimes called ‘Southern Buddhism’) communities:

Buddham Saranam Gacchami Lyrics & Translation:

बुद्धं शरणं गच्छामि।
धर्मं शरणं गच्छामि।
संघं शरणं गच्छामि।

Buddham saranam gacchami
Dhammam saranam gacchami
Sangham saranam gacchami

I go to the Buddha for refuge
I go to the Dhamma for refuge
I go to the Sangha for refuge.

Three Jewels of Buddhism are the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha and by reaching or by surrendering oneself to these three heals one from all sufferings and that journey starts with taking refuge in Buddha Dhamma Sangha. There are three chanting, Buddha had given us. Buddham Sharanam Gachchami, Dharmam Sharanam Gachchami and Sangham Sharanam Gachchami. The first one ‘Buddham Sharanam Gachchami’ denotes that the disciple is now surrendered to the Buddha, the enlightened one since this is the first step in any one’s spiritual journey. To surrender to a Guru. Here the Guru is Buddha. The awakened one.