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Significance of Namaskara to the Buddha

The daily Namaskara Salutation is to venerate the Buddha as the Supremely Self-enlightened Teacher who had fully awakened from Avidyā (the slumber of ignorance of the realities of Nature and life), upon attaining Bodhi (Supreme Enlightenment). Devotees naturally draw a deep sense of spiritual jubilation, inner peace, and calmness from venerating the Buddha as their Peerless Teacher.


The daily Namaskara Salutation commences by Dhammaputris and Dhammaputras mindfully reciting the following stanza:


Namo Tassa Bhagavato

Arahato Sammā-saṃ-buddhassa


The opening Namaskara stanza of paying homage to the Buddha may be transliterated as, “Homage to Him, the Blessed One, the Arahant, the truly and completely Awakened One.”