Samayik

Posted: 25.09.2004
Updated on: 29.08.2012

Alias

Samayika, Sāmāyik, Sāmāyika

Periodic abstinence from all wordly things/activities

Samayik is the act of purifying the soul from karmic bondage caused by our actions.

Lay followers (Shravaks) are supposed to recite the verses of Samayik Vandana for a period of 48 minutes every day.

Monks and nuns in the morning as well as in the evening.

Samayik - Path
(Lene ki Vidhi)

Karemi Bhante!

Venerable Sir!

Samaiyam

I take to Samayika

Savajjam Jogam

All the sinful activities

Pachchakkhami

I vow to abstain from

Javaniyamam

For the period prescribed

(Muhuttam egam)

(One muhoortt = 48 minutes)

Pajjuvasami

I (will) observe it.

Duviham

By two modes and

tivihenam

Three ways

N Karemi,

Neither I will do

N Karavemi

nor cause others to do

Manasa, Vayasa, Kaytasa

by mind, speech and body.

Tassbhante!

Venerable Sir!

Paqikkamami

I shun sinful activities

Nindam

I censure them

Garihami

I reprimand them

Appanam

I am detaching my soul

Vosirami

(from all sins)

The intention of reciting the verses is to relate the own consciousness to the sense of the words and to ask for forgiveness for the transgressions committed during the day.

  • If it is not possible to do so every day, it is recommended to practice it every fortnight for five times.
  • If this is not possible, every four months for ten times.
  • If even this is not possible, to recite it during the week of Paryushan for ten times every day.


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