Impermanence Chant:

[sung three times at the end of the funeral (matika) chant]

(with pronunciation guide for the Pali)

Anicca vata sankhara                                          All things are impermanent;

|ah-nee-cha wah-tah sahng-ka-rah|

Uppada vaya dhammino                                    They arise and they pass away.

|oo-pah-da wah-ya dah-mee-no|

Uuppajjitva nirujjhanti                                     To be in harmony with this truth

|oo-pah-chee-too-a nee-roo-chan-tee|

Tesam vupassamo sukho                                    Brings great happiness.

|tay-sahm woo-pah-sam-oh soo-koh