1950s: A Modern 'Komusō' 'Suizen' 'Takuhatsu' Credo
Certainly only beginning in the early 1950s at the very earliest,
various Suizen gyōka shō,
or "Ascetic Shakuhachi Practice Authorization Certificates",
were issued by the Kyōto Myōan Temple,
replacing the former Komusō gyōka shō,
of the latter part of the Edo Period.
'Suizen gyōke seigan-mon'/'Suizen gyōka seigan-bun',
literally: "Ascetic Shakuhachi Practice Wov" - Not before 1950.
This 'Suizen' Practice Certificate reads as follows:
'Suizen gyōke suigan-mon'/'Suizen gyōka suigan-bun',
literally: "'Suizen' Practice Pledge".
いだん いっさい あく
'Issui i-dan issai aku'
"The first breath cuts away All Evil"
いしゅ いっさい ぜん
'Nisui isshū issai zen'
"The second breath leads towards All Goodness"
いど しょ しゅう じょう
'Sansui ido sho shū jō'
"The third breath benefits Mankind and All Living Things"
かいぐ じょうぶつ どう
'Kaigu jōbutsu dō'
"The Way for Everyone to Attain Buddhahood"
"Non-dual Spirit Mountain Myōanji"
The source of the above given text, it should be noted, is the website of the Kyōto Myōan Temple named Myōan Dōshukai,
In actual fact - according to the explanation given on that webpage, in paragraph 1, at the bottom - in this specific context 'Gyōke'/'Gyōka',
行化, primarily refers to the act of 'Taku-hatsu',
托鉢, religious begging, quote:
As such, the four line text represents both a credo and kind of a blessing of a household that responds
to the 'komusō's shakuhachi playing with almsgiving.