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The Threefold Refuge

in the Jodo Shinshu/Pure Land Tradition

Leader/doshi
Hard it is to receive human form. Now we have received it.
Difficult is it to hear the Buddha Dharma. Now we hear it.
If we do not receive awakening in this life, in what life shall we do so?
With sincerity, let us take refuge together in the Three Treasures.

Sangha/everybody
I take refuge in the Buddha.
Together with all beings,
may we attain the Great Way of Enlightenment,
awakening to the supreme intent of the Buddha.

I take refuge in the Dharma.
Together with all beings,
may we enter the storehouse of the Dharma,
acquiring Wisdom as deep as the ocean.

I take refuge in the Sangha.
Together with all beings,
may we become united as the Great Assembly,
being free of all bondage.

Leader/doshi
Hard is it to encounter the supreme, profound and wondrous Dharma
even in a hundred thousand million kalpas.
Now we are able to hear it and receive it.
Let us thoroughly understand the true intent of the Tathagata.




Chomon House
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BUDDHA SERVICE - REFUGE.
Links to other essential elements of Buddha service below.
Pure Land Notes
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Sambutsuge Jusige Junari Shoshinge Eko