The First Consideration To Be Borne In Mind

Making offerings to all the devas and benevolent spirits

For those beings born into a mortal frame who as a result of following the original Buddha's own practice have become utterly enlightend. For the Universal King Bonten; the Deva King Taishaku; the Universal Deva King of the Sun; the Universal Deva King of the Moon; the Universal Deva King of the Bright Stars and all those devas and spirits of good who protect the Dharma Flower in general. Also for the benefit of the protection of all the devas who constantly, day and night, keep watch for the dharma’s own sake and the increase of its savour.

 

The Second Consideration To Be Borne In Mind

Making offerings to the Fundamental Object of Veneration

I consecrate my life to the essence of the Chapter on the Life Span of the original gateway: the universal dharma that lies esoterically submerged within the text, the subtle integration of the objective realm and the subjective insight of the original terrain that is so hard to understand, the primordial infinite original beginning, the actual fundamental substance of the self-received reward-body that is used by the Tathâgata, the inherently infinite existence of the ten realms of dharmas, the pragmatic one instant of mind containing three thousand existential spaces, the oneness of the person and the dharma, the one and only Universal Fundamental Object of Veneration of the altar of the precept of the original gateway.

May its majestic light doubly increase, its benefit spread out over all and may we thankfully requite its virtue.

 

The Third Consideration To Be Borne In Mind

Offerings to the three teachers

I consecrate my life to Nichiren the Lord of the teaching of the Utterness of the original cause, the one body being inseparable from the three and the three inseparable from the one, whose benevolence perpetuates uninterruptedly through past, present and future with the triple virtues of lord, teacher and parent and whose total loving kindness is all embracing.

May his majestic light doubly increase, his benefit spread out over all and may we thankfully requite his virtue.

I consecrate my life to the transfer of the water of the dharma from one enlightened mind to the next, the universal guide and teacher of the broad propagation of the original teaching, the second patriarch Byakuren Ajari Nikk˘ Sh˘nin.

May his majestic light doubly increase, his benefit spread out over all and may we thankfully requite his virtue.

I consecrate my life to the enthroned lord of the world of mankind the third patriarch Nidaky˘ Ajari Nichimoku Sh˘nin.

May his majestic light doubly increase, his benefit spread out over all and may we thankfully requite his virtue.

Nam my˘h˘ renge ky˘, Nam my˘h˘ renge ky˘, Nam my˘h˘ renge ky˘.

I consecrate my life to Nichid˘ Sh˘nin, Nichigy˘ Sh˘nin and all the successive generations of correct teachers.

May their majestic light doubly increase, their benefit spread out over all and may we thankfully requite their rewarding grace.

 

The Fourth Consideration To Be Borne In Mind

Prayers to bear in mind for the broad propagation

We pray and bear in mind the broad propagation of the Utterness of the original cause throughout the four seas and under the one sky. Also we pray for the accomplishment of this overall desire.

We pray for the obliteration and extinction of the boundless sinful obstructions and the slander of the dharma that we have committed since distant kalpas past. Also for the overall desire for fulfillment now and in the future.

 

The Fifth Consideration To Be Borne In Mind

The transference of merit

For the sake of all my ancestors and all those who have faith in this doctrine, for all those who assent to have faith in it and for each and every subtle body of every generation.

May we pursue them with offerings for their good so that they may witness utter enlightenment. Nam my˘h˘ renge ky˘.

May both others and ourselves be benefited impartially until the dharma realm and peacefully return to silence and illumination.