The World Tipiṭaka Benediction


... With the completion of the Romanization of the Buddhist Era 2500 Great International Council Pāḷi Tipiṭaka Edition, Thanphuying M.L. Maniratana Bunnag expressed her deepest appreciation and acted as leader in organizing the Romanised edition to be published and propagated all over the world in commemoration on the auspicious 72nd Royal Anniversary Birth of His Majesty the King, the Buddhist Sovereign Monarch of the Thai Nation, in Buddhist Era 2542 (1999).

I would, therefore, like to offer commendation for this profound meritorious act. May happiness and peace pervade the whole universe through the omnipotent power of the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Saṁgha, through the omnipotent power of the Pāḷi Tipiṭaka with 84,000 Dhammakhandhas, through the omnipotent power of Phra Syāmadevādhirāja, the Guardian Deity of Siam, and through the omnipotent power of the highest god brahma and deities of the whole universe. May Their Majesties, King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great Dhamma Protector and Queen Sirikit of Thailand, who are both endowed with benevolent and excellent qualities and ever-firmly devoted to Buddhasāsana, and all the members of royal lineage, be blessed with longevity, happiness and peace.

May the highest brahma gods and deities, as well as human and all beings, joyously celebrate and bless those who have piously donated money and kind toward this profound meritorious act of preparation the complete Pāḷi Tipiṭaka Edition in Roman Script published in the Kingdom of Thailand, the first of its kind in the world, for their happiness and prosperity, now and always.

His Holiness Somdet Phra Ñāṇasaṁvara
The Supreme Patriarch of Thailand