Guide to Conduct and...


Guide to Conduct and Ceremony

Appendix: Ceremonial Texts

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

55. Mental Affirmation at the Reverential Enthronement and Expressing Appreciation at Retirement Ceremony

Dharmakaya Buddha, the Fourfold Grace!
Thanks to your endless grace and awesome power, during the term of the former Prime Dharma Master, the influence of our order has flourished daily and many spiritual mentors were produced. We deeply appreciate them.
Bestow your great grace and light upon us more in the future. Thereby, may the former Prime Dharma Master continue good health after the retirement, and his awesome virtue be shining forever.
In addition, under the endless grace and awesome power of the Dharmakaya Buddha, the Fourfold Grace, we are all the more grateful for having the incoming Prime Dharma Master who is a saint of consummate enlightenment and conduct as leader of our Order.
Bestow your endless grace and light from now on so that the awesome virtue of the new Prime Dharma Master may be shining day by day. Thereby may the minds of all people, inside and outside of the Order, be united and completely communicated one another so that can accomplish perfectly the great task of the governing the Order.
We wish to inherit the merits that the former Prime Dharma Master accomplished during his office, and exert ourselves more in our practice and undertakings by complying with the guidance of the incoming Prime Dharma Master. Together with all sentient beings, we wish to construct eternally a paradisiacal life.
This we pray for wholeheartedly.