Kaji wrote:Quick fact that I have recently come across (sorry if this has been mentioned in one of the links): practising the Shurangama Dharani is best done if you are a vegetarian who does not eat or take:
- Meat, obviously
- Eggs - even better if you are vegan
- Intoxicating substances
- Parivyaya, which includes garlic, garlic chives, onion, spring onion, shallot
Diet is helpful, but like practicing Dharma in general, precept-based virtue is far more important.
Here is a book giving some lay folks experience with the Dharani:http://www.bttsonline.org/chinese-and-english-books-
Only consider helping others and forget yourself. Master Hsuan Hua