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Guide to Conduct and Ceremony

Appendix: Ceremonial Texts

Part Three: Ceremonial Texts for the Rites and Rituals of the Order

48. Mental Affirmation at the Entry into the Priesthood Ceremony

Dharmakaya Buddha, Fourfold Grace!
Our dharma friend, , vowed to lead the life of an ordained devotee today. We ask that You bestow upon him/her special light and power, so that his/her spirit for this vow cannot be changed throughout eternity, and he/she can promote the public Way and benefit the public by practicing ‘Selfless service to the public,’ finally attaining the great and perfect fruition of achieving Buddhahood and saving all sentient beings.
This we pray for wholeheartedly.