Instrumentation: [X] large bowl-bell. [Y] small bowl-bell. [Z] nakkei: damping hand-bell with striker

Soto School Scriptures for Daily Services and Practice
(Sôtôshû nikka gongyô seiten)
Part 3: Verses and Texts for Other Occasions: A. Verses

Part One:
Texts for Sutra Chanting Services

Part Two:
Eko for Sutra Chanting Services

Part Three:
Verses & Texts for Other Occasions
A. Verses
Verse of Homage to Buddha's Relics
Sutra Opening Verse
Robe Verse
Repentance Verse
Three Refuges Verse
Three Refuges Prayer
Verse in Worship of the Three Venerable Ones
Sanzon raimon)
Prostrations Verse
Raihai ge)
Four Vows
Shigusei ganmon)
Formal Meal Verses
Gyôhatsu nenju)
Bath Verse
Nyûyoku no ge)
Face Washing Verse
Senmen no ge)
B. Eko
Abbreviated Transfer of Merit to Lay People
zaike ryaku ekô)
Transfer of Merit at a Lay Person's Grave
zaike bozen ekô)
Universal Transference of Merit
C. Other Texts
Universally Recommended Instructions for Zazen
Fukan zazengi)
Meaning of Practice and Verification


Three Refuges Verse


Hail refuge in buddha;

hail refuge in dharma;

hail refuge in sangha.


I take refuge in buddha,
honored as the highest;

I take refuge in dharma,
honored as the stainless;

I take refuge in sangha,
honored as harmonious.


I have completely taken refuge in buddha;

I have completely taken refuge dharma;

I have completely taken refuge in sangha.