Okesa Ceremony

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verbatim transcript, from audio, low level at first. Footnotes restored 2/14/2021. Changed "intention [attention?]" to "activity", "this family" to "this ceremony" 3-26-2021 pf.

Tenshin: I will read now a translation of the sutra we just chanted: Listen carefully, Chiko Bisshu,1 to the ten precious virtues intrinsic to the garment of the great field of blessedness. While common clothing encourages the growth of delusion, the Buddha's garment of the dharma, the okesa, is by no means like that. The okesa enables one, first of all, to achieve the completion of clear conscience. The okesa covers the dishonorable conduct. It is worthy to be called “the field ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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