Gatha Of Repentance
All evil karma ever created by me of old
On account of my beginningless greed, hatred, and ignorance
Born of my conduct, speech and thought
I repent of it now.
All harm caused by me
Because of my greed, hatred, and ignorance
Through my conduct, speech and thought
I now deeply regret.
The Four Great Vows (English)
Creations are numberless, I vow to be one with them
Delusions are inexhaustible, I vow to endure them
Dharmas are boundless, I vow to be teachable
The enlightened way is unsurpassable, I vow to embody it.
Shi Gu Sei Gan Mon (Japanese)
Shu Jo Muhen Sei Gan Do
Bon No Mujin Sei Gan Dan
Ho Mon Muryo, Sei Gan Gaku
Butsodo Mujo Sei Gan Jo.
四弘誓願 Sì hóng shì yuàn (Chinese with pinyin)
眾生無邊誓願度 Zhòng shēng wúbiān shì yuàn dù
煩惱無盡誓願斷 Fánnǎo wújìn shì yuàn duàn
法門無量誓願學 Fǎ mén wúliàng shì yuàn xué
佛道無上誓願成 Fó dào wúshàng shì yuàn chéng .
Let me respectfully remind you
Life and death are of supreme importance
Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost
Each of us should strive to awaken, awaken
Take heed, this night your days are diminished by one
Do not squander your life.