padma norbu wrote:Do the Mahayana sutras tend to have this effect? It is strange because they are repetitive and can be a little frustrating if you are trying to recite them, but then there is a feeling of general well-being and clarity afterward, at least in my experience with attempting to read a few Mahayana sutras. Avatamsaka translation by Thomas Cleary was not possible for me to finish even reading silently at this point in my life. My mind could not take it, but I do remember feeling "good" after the attempt.
KonchokZoepa wrote:i think you ca get this sutra from FPMT store, and with only a small donation. ive read it once, its a nice sutra though but i didnt understand the how are sentient beings classified as ''young sentient beings '' and '' old sentient beings ''. it gives you a nice visualization of a buddha purifying a complete realm but your like , pleeh , like that would happen here on this planet on this day and age. its a precious gem though, very nice to be able to read it, its worth the go, maybe someday again, it describes the benefit to be massive, immeasurable basically if animal hears you recite the sutra, even one gatha. but the first and only time i have read it i was waiting and waiting for the actual teaching of the sutra to start, and then it ended, describing only the benefits of reading the sutra. which left me a bit baffled.
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