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Verse of Robe and Bowls (Ehatsu no ge 衣鉢の偈)

Verse chanted when giving bowls to ordinand in ceremony of taking precepts (tokudo shiki 得度式):

Splendid, these alms bowls,
which always hold an accumulation of merit.
I now accept them with reverence
and spread them out to convert living beings.
zen zai hat-tara  善哉鉢多羅
jōji kudokuju  常持功徳聚
gakon cho daiju 我今頂戴受
ten den kegun jo  展轉化群生