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Verse of Sitting Cloth (Zagu no ge 坐具の偈)

Chanted when giving sitting cloth to ordinand in ceremony of taking precepts (tokudo shiki 得度式):

Splendid, the sitting cloth,
which all buddhas have received and used.
We vow to include all beings
and always sit within its borders.
zen zai nishi dan  善哉尼師壇
shobutsu shoju yu 諸佛所受用
gangu is-saishu  願共一切衆
jōza ogo chu 常坐於其中

"sitting cloth."