Chanting Sutra

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Chanting Sutra

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If you already chant sutras as a practice, this might be encouraging. If you don't, maybe this will inspire you. ... Ks-eNDbKMc
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
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Re: Chanting Sutra

Post by rory »

I love sutra chanting, it is one of my favourite practices.These are my favourites: Heart sutra for pithiness, Ch 25 from the Lotus sutra for great Guanyin/Kannon and Amida sutra for going to the Pure Land...Oh and Ch. 14 Lotus sutra Lifespan of the Buddha!

What are your favourite sutras/chapters to chant?
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The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58
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Re: Chanting Sutra

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Yeah, chanting sutra is great! Great way to gain merit, study sutras and it is also strangely relaxing to read something for an hour or two out loud. I was thinking that maybe dharmawheel could make its own "sutra resounding" practice, like the 84000 project does. :D
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