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My question is if there any specific way how to recite the sutras?I realized that sometimes I can become one with the text and also the sound what I make is different from the way when I just read them.


In the 16th case of the Mumonkan, Unmon Daishi says: "This world is vast and wide, why do we put on the kesa (Prayer garment) when the morning bell is rung?" Like Unmon is saying, the world is vast and wide, that is how we read the sutras, filling the universe. We do not let any dualism about good or bad, or why we do it, enter. Forget your body, forget your voice, let no thoughts enter, and from there the sutras come forth. Reading the sutras is entering samadhi.



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