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


Face Washing Verse
(Senmen no ge)


[When picking up the toothbrush]

Holding the toothbrush,
may all living beings,
attain the true dharma,
and be naturally pure and clean.

[When using the toothbrush]

Brushing the teeth in the morning,
I vow with all beings,
to care for the eyeteeth
that bite through all afflictions.

[When rinsing the mouth]

Rinsing the mouth,
may all living beings
approach the pure dharma gate
and accomplish liberation.

[When washing the face]

Washing the face,
I vow with all beings to
attain the pure dharma gate
and be forever undefiled.