Buddha said “Even if you have committed errors, if for just one single moment you sincerely venerate the kesa, you can become Buddha”. Before we put the kesa on for the first time in the day we place it on our head, making it physically higher than ourselves, and chant this sutra:
This little verse was in the newsletter a while ago as part of the Ghohatsu Nenju – Formal Meal Verses. It is chanted at the end of the meal by the Ino. I have also heard it chanted in the dojo at the end of a teaching or a mondo or a short zazen. I think it is a beautiful verse in both English and Sino-Japanese.