We followed the Thousand Hands Sutra and the Heart Sutra for quite a while, reciting a verse every day, because they seemed like good intentions to input. In reciting them, they become instructions and guides to our consciousness as well as all the lives that make up our bodies.
Yet more than ever, it seems like we all need a bright consciousness if we are to go forward in the world today. So after some reflection, I decided to start over with key parts of the morning ceremony. In particular, the sections called “The Seven Homages,” and “the Morning Blessing.” A couple parts get really long, so I’ll break them up into smaller chunks.
I’m not sure how long it will take to post these, but I’ll put them up one verse at a time, Monday-Friday. (I’m skipping weekends so people don’t get overwhelmed with emails!) Try to read each verse three or more times, just so that it really sinks in.
with palms together,
With my whole heart,
I vow to be the loving guide and teacher of all beings, throughout all realms.
The foundation within me is my teacher,
and is none other than Shakyamuni Buddha.
제 마음을 다 바쳐서 삼계의 길잡이로 사생 자부 하리이다.
지금 나의 근본은 바로 나의 스승이니 석가모니불이라.