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
(
Shariraimon)
Sutra Opening Verse
(
Kaikyôge)
Robe Verse
(
Takkesage)
Repentance Verse
(
Sangemon)
Three Refuges Verse
(
Sankiemon)
Three Refuges Prayer
(
Sankiraimon)
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
(
fuekô)
C. Other Texts
Universally Recommended Instructions for Zazen
(
Fukan zazengi)
Meaning of Practice and Verification
(
Shushôgi)

 

 

Verse of Homage to Buddha's Relics
(Shariraimon)

 

With wholehearted reverence we bow
to the relics of the true body
[X] of the Tathagata Shakyamuni,
who is fully endowed with myriad virtues;
to the dharma body which is the fundamental ground;
and to his stupa, which is the whole universe.
With deep respect we venerate the one
who manifested a body for our sake.
Through the sustaining power of the Buddha,
which enters us even as we enter it,
we verify awakening.
By means of the Buddha's spiritual power,
we benefit living beings,
[Y] arouse the thought of awakening,
cultivate bodhisattva practice,
and together enter perfect peace,
[Y] the knowledge of the equality of all things.
Now let us reverently bow.