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Robe Chant 


Dai sai gedap-puku
muso fuku den e 
hi bu nyorai kyo 
ko do shoshu jo 


How great, the robe of liberation, 
A formless field of merit. 
Wrapping ourselves in Buddha's teaching, 
We free all living beings. 

Doan:  All my ancient twisted karma
All:        From beginningless greed, hate and delusion, 
                born of my body, speech and mind, 
                I now fully avow. 
Doan:  I take refuge in Buddha
All:        May all beings embody the great way 
                Resolving to awaken. 

All:        I take refuge in Dharma
All:        May all beings deeply enter the truth 
                Wisdom like the sea. 
Doan:  I take refuge in Sangha
All:        May all beings support harmony in the community 
                Free from hindrance. 
Doan:  Beings are numberless,
All:        I vow to free them. 
                Delusions are inexhaustible, 
                I vow to end them. 
                Dharma gates are boundless, 
                I vow to enter them. 
                The Buddha way is unsurpassable, 
                I vow to realize it. 

Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra 

Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, when deeply practicing prajna paramita, clearly saw that all five aggregates are empty and thus relieved all suffering. Shariputra, form does not differ from emptiness, emptiness does not differ from form. Form itself is emptiness, emptiness itself form. Sensations, perceptions, formations, and consciousness are also like this. Shariputra, all dharmas are marked by emptiness; they neither arise nor cease, are neither defiled nor pure, neither increase nor decrease. Therefore, given emptiness, there is no form, no sensation, no perception, no formation, no consciousness; no eyes, no ears, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind; no sight, no sound, no smell, no taste, no touch, no object of mind; no realm of sight . . . no realm of mind consciousness. There is neither ignorance nor extinction of ignorance . . . neither old age and death, nor extinction of old age and death; no suffering, no cause, no cessation, no path; no knowledge and no attainment. With nothing to attain, a bodhisattva relies on prajna paramita, and thus the mind is without hindrance. Without hindrance, there is no fear. Far beyond all inverted views, one realizes nirvana. All buddhas of past, present, and future rely on prajna paramita and thereby attain unsurpassed, complete, perfect enlightenment. Therefore, know the prajna paramita as the great miraculous mantra, the great bright mantra, the supreme mantra, the incomparable mantra, which removes all suffering and is true,not false. Therefore we proclaim the prajna paramita mantra, the mantra that says: "Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha." 

Doan:  (recites eko)

All:        All Buddhas throughout space and time, 
                All honored ones, bodhisattvas, mahasattvas,
                Wisdom beyond wisdom, maha-prajnaparamita. 

 

 

Compassionate Ocean Zen Center

652 17th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Phone: 612-781-7640

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