Verse for opening a sutra
•Na Mwo Fundamental Teacher Shakyamuni Buddha (3x)•Homage to the Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra (3x)•The unsurpassed, deep, profound, subtle, wonderfulDharma,•In a hundred thousand million eons, is difficult to encounter,•Now that I’ve come to receive and hold it, within my sight andhearing,•I vow to fathom the Thus Come One’s true and actualmeaning.
Exhortation to uphold the Buddhadharma:
“Knowing the conduct of living beings, the thoughts deep within their minds,their habitual actions in the past, the nature of their desire, the power of their vigor, and their faculties, keen or dull, they employ various causes andconditions, analogies, and verbal expressions to teach them the appropriateexpedients.
(the Wonderful Dharma Lotus Flower Sutra)