Ekō Lecture 5

Given by Suzuki Roshi at Tassajara on Monday, July 13, 1970
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The Third Morning Eko Monday, July 13, 1970 Tassajara [This is the fifth in a series of six lectures by Suzuki on the four ekos chanted at the conclusion of morning services at San Francisco Zen Center and other Soto Zen temples and monasteries. The Third Morning Eko: Choka sodo fugin Line 1. Aogi koi negawakuwa shokan, fushite kanno o taretamae. Line 2. Jorai, Sandokai o fujusu, atsumuru tokoro no shukun wa, Bibashi Butsu Daiosho, Shiki Butsu Daiosho, Bishafu Butsu Daiosho, Kuruson Butsu Daiosho, Kunagonmuni Butsu Daiosho, Kasho Butsu Daiosho, Shakamuni Butsu Daiosho, Makakasho Daiosho, Ananda Daiosho, Shonawashu Daiosho, Ubakikuta Daiosho, Daitaka Daiosho, Mishaka Daiosho, Vashumitsu Daiosho, Butsudanandai Daiosho, Fudamitta Daiosho, Barishiba Daiosho, Funayasha Daiosho, Anabotei Daiosho, Kabimara Daiosho, Nagyaharajuna Daiosho, Kanadaiba Daiosho, Ragorata Daiosho, Sogyanandai Daiosho, Kayashata Daiosho, Kumorata Daiosho, Shayata Daiosho, Vashubanzu Daiosho, Manura Daiosho, Kakurokuna Daiosho, Shishibodai Daiosho, Bashashita Daiosho, Funyomitta Daiosho, Hannyatara Daiosho, Bodaidaruma Daiosho, Taiso Eka Daiosho, Kanchi Sosan Daiosho, Dai-i Doshin Daiosho, Daiman Konin Daiosho, Daikan Eno Daiosho, Seigen Gyoshi Daiosho, Sekito Kisen Daiosho, Yakusan Igen Daiosho, Ungan Donjo Daiosho, Tozan Ryokai Daiosho, Ungo Doyo Daiosho, Doan Dohi Daiosho, Doan Kanshi Daiosho, Ryozan Enkan Daiosho, Taiyo Kyogen Daiosho, Tosu Gisei Daiosho, Fuyo Dokai Daiosho, Tanka Shijun Daiosho, Choryo Seiryo Daiosho, Tendo Sogaku Daiosho, Setcho Chikan Daiosho, Tendo Nyojo Daiosho, Eihei Dogen Daiosho, Koun Ejo Daiosho, Tetsu Gikai Daiosho, Keizan Jokin Daiosho, Line 3. sangoku dento rekidai soshi no tame ni shi tatematsuri, Line 4. kami jion ni makuin koto o. --------------------------- Morning Service Patriarch Hall Sutra Line 1. May Buddha observe us and may we receive his true compassion. Line 2. Thus, as we recite the Sandokai [we offer] the merit collected hereby to: Vipashyin Buddha, Shikin Buddha, Vishvabhu Buddha, Krakucchanda Buddha, Kanakamuni Buddha, Kashyapa Buddha, Shakyamuni Buddha, Mahakashapa, Ananda, Shanavasin, Upagupta, Dhitika, Mishaka, Vasumitra, Buddhanandi, Buddhamitra, Parshva, Punyayasha, Anabodhi, Kapimala, Nagarjuna, Kanadeva, Rahulabhadra, Samghanandi, Samghayathata, Kumaralata, Shayata, Vasubandhu, Manorata, Haklenayasha, Simhabodhi, Bashashita, Punyamitra, Prajnadhara, Bodhidharma, Dazu Huike, Jianzhe Sengcan, Dayi Daoxin, Daman Hongren, Dajian Huineng “Caoxi,” Qingyuan Xingsi, Shitou Xiqian, Yaoshan Weiyan, Yunyan Tansheng, Dongshan Liangjie, Yunju Daoying, Tong'an Daopi, Tongan Guanzhi, Liangshan Yuanguan, Dayang Jingxuan “Jingyan,” Touzi Yiqing, Furong Daokai, Danxia Zichun, Zhenxie Qingliao “Changlu,” Tiantong Zongjue, Xuedou Zhijian “Zu'an,” Tiantong Rujing, Eihei Dogen, Koun Ejo, Tetsu Gikai, Keizan Jokin, Line 3. successive generations of patriarchs who have transmitted the true teaching through three countries. Line 4. Let us reflect their compassion and mercy.]
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Sources: Contemporaneous transcript and Eko Study Book by DC; transcript entered onto disk by Jose Escobar, 1997; transcript checked and corrected against tape by Nigel Edmonds and Bill Redican (5/29/01). *** File name: 70-07-13: Ekō Lecture 5 (Verbatim) crk. Changed "hotomyojitomyo" to "hotomyo jitomyo" 3-9-2015 by DC.