Hard it is to be born into human life; now we are living it. Difficult it is to hear the Teachings of the Blessed One; now we hear them. If we do not gain emancipation in this present life, how may we be freed from sorrow in the ocean of births and deaths?

Let us reverently take refuge in the Three Treasures.

I go to the Buddha for guidance. May I always walk in the way that leads to Enlightenment.
I go to the Dharma for Guidance. May I be submerged in the depth of the Teachings and gain Wisdom as deep as the ocean.
I go to the Sangha for guidance. May we all with one accord live the life of harmony in the spirit of brotherhood, free from the bondage of selfishness.