Guide to Conduct and...


Guide to Conduct and Ceremony

Appendix: Ceremonial Texts

Part Two: Ceremonial Texts for the Formalities concerning Family Affairs

24. Mental Affirmation at the Nirvana Ceremony (For General Use at the Processional Ceremony and All the Deliverance Services)

Dharmakaya Buddha, Fourfold Grace!
May You bestow boundless dharma power and light on the path of the spirit of the newly deceased so that the spirit may have a righteous view of the coming and going of birth and death, always be liberated from the thought of attachment, resentment and hatred; achieve deliverance of the soul, return to the affinity of the Buddha Land without falling into the cycle of the unwholesome destinies, and thus be a sage who achieves the Buddhahood and delivers all sentient beings for endless lives.
I offer this prayer with single‐mindedness.