Guide to Conduct and Ceremony
Appendix: Ceremonial Texts
Part Two: Ceremonial Texts for the Formalities concerning Family Affairs
29. Supplication Text at the Processional Ceremony (For General Use at All the Deliverance Services)
On in the Won Era, of Won‐Buddhist district>, being of purified mind and body, humbly offer up the prayer for a journey into Nirvana before the Dharmakaya Buddha, the Fourfold Grace, on behalf of the newly deceased ’s processional ceremony.
Dharmakaya Buddha, Fourfold Grace! , the deceased, was usually by nature, in conduct, had engaged in for the good of the public, and showed faith and carried out practice after entering the gate of the Way. Pray take a kindly interest in what little charitable deeds the deceased had performed in lifetime and consider sympathetically the utmost sincerity of child(ren), , and other family members as well as the common wishes of colleagues and friends. So cleanse of karmic obstructions that perhaps remains in spirit with your dharma power of true suchness; should spiritual path be hindered by the darkness of ignorance, pray lead with the light of (Prajna) Profound Wisdom, so that will forsake wicked thoughts to have righteous ones; forsake restraint to attain liberation; not enter into evil transmigration, but return to the pure realm of the Buddha directly; and not lose the body of a human being life after life or stray from the affinity with the gate of the Way in world after world throughout lifetimes. Enable to completely accomplish the supreme tasks of attaining buddhahood and of working for the salvation of all sentient beings by devoting to practicing true dharma. We supplicate with respect and single-mindedness, prostrating four times.