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Guide to Conduct and Ceremony

Appendix: Ceremonial Texts

Part Two: Ceremonial Texts for the Formalities concerning Family Affairs

26. Address to the Deceased at the Processional Ceremony (For General Use)

Dear ! As you passed away with dignity, we are simply grieved beyond expression. How deep your devotion and efforts had been as you protected and taught us this far! Although we are a long way off from serving you in gratitude, for your grace, which is higher than the mountains and deeper than the ocean, we will devote ourselves for life to following the Way of guiding others in requiting your grace, and upholding your usual teachings and power of aspiration. Dear ! Pray leave all things behind and enter into consummate quiescence with the one pure thought before returning to the dharma.