Nov 26, 2009

for thanksgiving ~ gokan no ge sutra

This food of three virtues and six tastes we offer to Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, and to all life in every world.

First, innumerable labors have brought us this food
   we should know how it came to us.

Second, as we receive this offering, we should consider
   whether our virtue and practice deserve it.

Third, as we desire the natural condition of mind to be
   free from clinging, we must be free from greed.

Fourth, to support our life we take this food.

Fifth, to attain our way we take this food.

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