Ratana Sutta is a special Buddhist Sutta which has been created to overcome challenges caused by the pandemics. The “Ratana Sutta,” or the “Jewel Discourse,” describes the exact qualities of the Buddha, the Dhamma (his teachings), and the Sangha (enlightened disciples). This sutta was taught by the Buddha as a way to help alleviate a plague afflicting the city of Vesali. The Buddha had Ven. Ananda walk through and around the city chanting this sutta, which led to the dispersal of the plague and the city returning to prosperity. Therefore, Ratana Sutta is still chanted for its protective powers.
The monks at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara also chanted the Ratana Sutta 108 times in March 2020 to send positive healing energy at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.
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