HONORING THE HUA-YEN WRITING

HONORING THE HUA-YEN WRITING

( From Dragon Flower Ch’an Temple Morning recitations)

ABBOT

Examine the Hua-Yen and its true portrait of the Immaterial Nature of the Dharmakaya. It sows the seeds of the Glorious Kingdom that shines everywhere. Likewise, it honoree P’u Hsien whose myriad actions are splendid and imposing. It is a Complete True Dharma Treasury, and is the same as that cited in the Palace of the Dragon King. These are the subtle words of explanation gathered by Shih Ch’a of Khotien, the One Vehicle Complete and Immediate Incomparable Dharma Gate to becoming Buddha by beholding the Buddha Nature within oneself! This is the True Secret Doctrine:

In the presence of knowledge, bow!
With the eyes, contemplate all things as being mind!
With the mouth, recite!

Due to this Great Cause, and the cooperating causes that exist from former lives, we can see and hear the Buddha; we can rejoice in the welfare of others; and we can send forth the Bodhi-Wisdom, until, in the end, we obtain Complete Perfect Omniscience!
Give praise to Vairocana Buddha’s Honored Compassion! Expound this Precious Gatha with its Golden Writing! Spread its esteemed favor from its Jade Roller! The world’s earthly confusion causes us to enter the monastic life, wherein we discover the perfect harmony of all differences! The One Vehicle Complete Doctrine: The Great Vehicle Hua-Yen Sutra!.

If a person desires complete knowledge, all the Buddhas of the Three Periods answer:
“Look into the Unchanging Dharma Realm, created by the All Unchanging Mind and vow to make nourishing offerings constantly while maintaining awe and reverence for the Seven Places and Nine Assemblies at which this Sutra was revealed by the Buddha and the Bodhisattvas. Make perpetual vows to experience this Unceasingly Proclaimed Buddha Truth: The Five Areas of Karma, Four Mental Phenomena Hua-Yen Sutra! Constantly vow and make nourishing offerings without ceasing to the Ninety Lands Bodhisattva Assembly! Make these vows also to the Four Favors and Three Existences and the Complete Dharma Realm of All Living Beings!
Thus, we should make perpetual vows to enter into this constantly proclaimed Buddha Truth! The Great Vehicle of the Buddha, the Hua-Yen Sutra!

ALL

Humbly, I  your name vow that in Birth after Birth, in Age after Age and in Place after Place:
My eye shall constantly look within, for thus the Sutra teaches;
My ear shall constantly hear within; for thus the Sutra teaches;
My mouth shall constantly speak within, for thus the Sutra teaches;
My hand shall constantly write within, for thus the Sutra teaches;
My mind shall constantly awaken within, for thus the Sutra teaches.

ABBOT

We have vowed that in Life after Life, in Age after Age, in Moment after Moment, and in Place after Place, we will constantly become closer to this Lotus Treasury of all the Saints and Sages. Indeed, those who constantly bear this Lotus Treasury will surely receive the Compassion and Mercy of all the Saints and Sages. In such a manner was this Sutra expounded that we have vowed to examine it thoroughly and so attain Enlightenment. We can also vow this in the same way as did the skilled and rich Bodhisattva Shan Ts’ai, we will vow this in the same way as did Wen Shu Bodhisattva, we will vow this in the same way as did Kuan Shih Yin Bodhisattva, we will vow this in the same way as did Vairocana Buddha. It is because of this that we call the Sutra meritorious, indeed, it is be cause of this that our own taking of these vows is also meritorious!

ALL

I vow to the Four Favors in the Three Existences and to the Dharma Realm of All Living Beings to disperse, from the time without beginning or ending, in the All Empty Dharma Realm and the visible vault of space, unlimited and immeasurable moral defilements.

I vow to the Four Favors in the Three Existences and to the Dharma Realm of All Living Beings to release, from the time without beginning or ending, in the All Empty Dharma Realm and the visible vault of space, immeasurable oppressions caused by karma.

I vow to the Four Favors in the Three Existences and to the Dharma Realm of All Living Beings to assemble, from the time without beginning or ending, in the All Empty Dharma Realm and the visible vault of space, immeasurable Blessedness and Wisdom.

I vow to do these things so that all shall together be able to wander the Pure Land with the Gloriously Adorned Ocean Assembly, and thus, All will enter Bodhi’s Great Place of Enlightenment.

PRECENTOR

Give Praise

ALL

to the Great Vehicle of the Buddha’s Flower Garland Sutra and to the Gloriously Adorned Assembly of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas!
Give Praise to the Great Vehicle of the Buddha’s Flower Garland Sutra and to the Gloriously Adorned Assembly of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas!
Give Praise to the Great Vehicle of the Buddha’s Flower Garland Sutra and to the Gloriously Adorned Assembly of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas!

Or the following may be read, or both (or those with the authority to teach the Dharma may substitute their own explanation at this point)

http://www.dragonflower.org/morning.html

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~ by James Myoe on December 17, 2007.

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