causes and conditions that obstruct our practice of the way, may the
buddhas and ancestors who have attained the way take pity on us,
liberate us from our karmic entanglements, and remove obstructions to
our study of the way. May their merit fill up and hold sway over the
inexhaustible dharma realm, so that they share with us their
compassion. Buddhas and ancestors were once like this; in the future
we will be like them.
(from the Soto school daily Scriptures)