[Buddha-l] liturgical languages]

Mike Austin mike at lamrim.org.uk
Wed May 4 06:46:00 MDT 2005

In message <1114795635.9539.17.camel at localhost.localdomain>, Richard P. 
Hayes <rhayes at unm.edu> writes

>Chanting by Theravadin monks can also be decidedly unmelodious, even
>cacophonous. It depends on how much the monks adhere to the Buddha's
>advice not to make beautiful sounds lest it distract from the meaning of
>the words.

Can you give the reference for this? As speech is one of the three doors 
of karma, I wondered if beautiful appearances and beautiful minds should 
also be avoided.

Mike Austin

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