Bhavana Vandana – Book of Devotion is written by Ven. Gunaratana. This book serves a variety of purposes. One is to teach the Vandana book’s readers how to appropriately pronounce Pali words.
People can learn Pali pronunciation without much effort if they repeat these Pali lines and Suttas on a daily basis. Second, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to learn Pali. As a result, we made half of our chanting in English, so that people can learn the meaning of what they sing in Pali and compare the English to the Pali later. Finally, we want to use devotional service to teach people Dhamma.
We opted to incorporate particular Suttas that are not generally utilized in Viharas for Vandana service in order to accomplish all of these goals.