Confession of Past Wrongs (Karmadana gives the cue to begin incantation, all sing in unison)
Di zi [SAY YOUR DHARMA NAME HERE] kuang jie yu mi, zhi yu jin ri,
弟子OO 曠劫愚迷 至于今日
I, [SAY YOUR DHARMA NAME HERE] was lost in delusion for eons,
yu di yi yi, bu ming liao gu,
and because I did not understand the Primal Principle,
sheng zhu zhang men, fan nao suo zhi,
I was hindered by vexations and close-mindedness.
Mi shi mi li, chu jing qi ye,
I was confused about phenomena and noumena.
Sui yuan zao qian, shen qi san zhi,
I committed wrongs as circumstances arose, using my body to kill, steal, and indulge in illicit sex,
kou fan si guo, yi san ye xing,
my tongue to lie, slander, deceive, and utter unprofitable words, and my mind to covet, hate, and delude.
zhuan zhuan yu shen, ru sha ru chen,
With each act I committed, I fell deeper and deeper, and I repeated those acts countless times, like sand and dust.
qi shu wu liang, bu jue shen qie,
I did not realize that my body contained,
sheng si du she, wu zhan tuo luo,
Four poisonous snakes, five candelas,
Liu ru kong ju, shou zha qin shan,
And six sense organs. With false pretenses I befriended the good,
zhong duo e yuan, qu chi shi xin,
And under multitudes of evil conditions, I drove my consciousness,
wu qu xun zhuan, cong ci ji ji,
Into convolutions within the five realms,
ba wan si qian, ren jian guo fei,
And I accumulated 84,000 wrongs,
wu e bu zao, shi yu jin ri,
Sparing no evil. From this day on,
sheng cha shen xin, pi chen fo qian,
I will examine my body and mind, and reveal all wrongs before the Buddha,
zong yuan xiao mie
and I am determined to eradicate them all.
Namo pu xian wang pu sa mo he sa
Homage to the King Bodhisattva Mahasattva Universal Virtue (repeat 3 times with 3 prostrations)
(․問․訊 長跪 合掌)
(Bow 90°w/ hands in Buddha Mudra ․ Straighten body w/ hands in Triangle Mudra ․All kneel w/ hands in Angali Mudra)
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Written by Sakya Longyen
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