This is essentially a confession, but not to an outside entity.
Notes of Purification Sutra
This is essentially a confession, but not to an outside entity. We are entering the world of form and suffering and also realizing the essential purity of emptiness as the nature of all things. Karma is empty, and essential nature is pure from the very beginning.
All of the ancient twisted karma,
timeless greed, hatred, and ignorance,
born of my body, mouth and soul,
I confess openly, and let it go.