In the process of renovating Vietnamese Zen sect, Master Thich Thanh
have conducted a repentant session that his students practice every night. It's called
"Repentance of Six Organs." The verses were written by King Tran Thai Tong, available
in "Khoa Hu Luc." A complete version of these rites was translated in
"The Practicing Method of Vietnamese Zen"
In the Zen forest, the Tagara is scented
In the garden of wisdom, the sandalwood is already grown
Sharpened by the sword of precepts, it's tall like a mountain
I vow to offer Buddha forever the scent of mind
Nam Mo Incense Cloud Canopy Bodhisattva. (3 times)
The Great Loving-Kindness and Compassion loves all sentient beings
The Great Joy and Equanimity refuges all conscious beings
In front of your brilliant appearance and solemnity
I sincerely prostrate to you
I sincerely prostrate to all Buddhas of three periods from upmost nil in all
dharma realms. (1 time)
I sincerely prostrate to all Dharmas of three periods from upmost nil in all
dharma realms. (1 time)
I sincerely prostrate to all Sangha and Sages of three periods from upmost
nil in all dharma realms. (1 time)
Buddhist Dharma is incomparably profound and marvelous
Could hardly meet in hundreds of thousands of millions of lifetimes
Now that I hear and see it, I preserve it
I vow to understand the true meaning Tathagata's words
My homage to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in Prajna assembly. (3 times)
(The Heart Suttra)
When Avalokita Bodhisattva practiced deeply Prajna Paramita, he perceived
that five aggregates (Skanhas) are empty. Immediately, he overcame all suffering and
misfortune. Sariputa! Form does not differ from emptiness, while emptiness does not
differ from form. Form is emptiness and emptiness is form. Feeling, perception, volition,
and consciousness are the same. Sariputa! The form of emptiness of all dharmas are
not arising, not ceasing, not defiled, not pure, not increasing, and not decreasing.
Therefore, in the emptiness there is no form, feeling, perception, volition, and consciousness;
no eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, mind; no form, sound, smell, taste, touch, and mind
object; no realm of sight to even realm of consciousness; no ignorance and also no
ending of ignorance, even no aging, death and also no ending of aging and death; no
suffering, accumulation, cessation, way, wisdom, and also attainment. Because of nothing
to attain, Bodhisattva lived by Prajna paramita with no hindrance in his mind. Because
of no hindrance, he had no fear and passed far beyond the delusive thoughts to attain
Ultimate Nirvana. The Buddhas of the past, present, and future also have lived by
Prajna paramita to attain the fruition of Supreme Perfect Enlightenment. Know that
Prajna Paramita is the great mantra, great wisdom mantra, supreme mantra, and unsurpassed
mantra, which can relieve all sufferings. This is true, not false. Therefore, proclaim
Prajna Paramita suttra by saying:
Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha. (3 times)
Homage To The Patriarchs
I sincerely prostrate to Vipacyi Buddha of past.
I sincerely prostrate to Sakyamuni Buddha of the present.
I sincerely prostrate to Maitreya Buddha of the future.
I sincerely prostrate to Patriarch Mahakassapa.
I sincerely prostrate to Patriarch Ananda.
I sincerely prostrate to Patriarch Bodhidharma.
I sincerely prostrate to Patriarch Hui Ko.
I sincerely prostrate to Patriarch Hui Neng.
I sincerely prostrate to Patriarch Truc Lam Dau Da
(The Great Teacher of Bamboo Grove).
I sincerely prostrate to Patriarch Phap Loa.
I sincerely prostrate to Patriarch Huyen Quang.
I sincerely prostrate to all Patriarchs of India, China, and Vietnam.