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Guide to Conduct and Ceremony

Appendix: Ceremonial Texts

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

66. Reverential Entreating at the Great Memorial Service

The tathāgata, the Founding Master Sot’aesan, the Holy Honored One of Perfect Enlightenment, who enlightened the great Way of Il-Won and opened the great mission of Il-Won by enlightening the great way of Il-Won! We’re all humbly entreating You wholeheartedly. Watch over this practice site and respond to our humble dedication.
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The Cardinal Masters, transmitting the school of the Buddha mind and turning the dharma-wheel constantly, who inherited the great Way of Il-Won and operated the great work of Il-Won! The Great Servants of the Way and the Great Protectors of the Dharma, carrying out widely the Buddhist works and edifying a great congregation of sentient beings, who developed the great Way of Il-Won and protected the great work of Il-Won! Ordained Devotees of each grade, contributing to the Buddhist works and selflessly serving the public, who served the great Way of Il-Won and devoted themselves completely in the great work of Il-Won! Lay Devotees of each grade, helping in the Buddhist works and selflessly serving the public with protecting the dharma, who upheld with belief the great Way of Il-Won and helped in the great work of Il-Won! The ordinary ordained adherent and the ordinary lay adherent who aspired to the great Way of Il-Won and participated together in this Order!
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Bestowers of each grade, guiding life into the sage and supporting the great works, who gave birth to, brought up and bestowed children of the status of sage in this great work! General parents and ancestors, to be commemorated with affection as all past begetters, who gave birth to and brought up adherents within grades, and the origins of participating adherents!
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Past sages of each grade, realizing the great Way and great virtue and leading a chant of delivering sentient beings and curing the world, who mastered perfectly the myriad dharmas in the unity of the source of all principles! All Sentient Beings of the interconnectedness through the single vital force and four nodes of birth in six destinies, who will return to this great Way with an affinity to the Great Memorial Service! We’re all humbly entreating You wholeheartedly. Watch over this practice site and respond to our humble dedication.