Gathas  

 


Gatha of Repentence


All the evil karma, ever created by me of old,
On account of my beginningless greed, hatred, and ignorance
Born of my conduct, speech and thought
I repent of it now.

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Great Vows for All


Creations are numberless; I vow to free them.
Delusions are inexhaustable; I vow to put an end to them.
Dharmas are boundless; I vow to percieve them.
The enlightened way is unsurpassable; I vow to embody it.

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Shi Gu Gan Mon (Great Vows for All)


Shu-jo mu-hen sei gan do
Bon-no mu-jin sei gan dan
Ho-mon mu-ryo sei gan gaku
Butsu-do mu-jo sei gan jo

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Evening Gatha


Let me respectfully remind you
Life and death are of supreme importance
Time passes swiftly by and opportunity is lost
Each of us must strive to awaken, awaken, take heed
Do not squander your life.

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