[Buddha-l] Re: Reading sutra's without understanding them
bcarral at kungzhi.org
Thu Apr 27 03:57:34 MDT 2006
On Thursday, April 27, 2006, Stefan Detrez wrote:
> Do you know which forms of Buddhism see this 'numb'
> reading as beneficial and is it really so that
> understanding the content of the text is considered
> as good, but not necessary? To what extent is this
I think that it is interesting to read what the
_Diamond Sutra_ says about it. Also, as you surely
know, in Chan Buddhism we sometimes use a mantra (or a
sutra) just to sweep away wandering thoughts from our
minds --in such a case, it's just the mechanical
repetition what matters (in fact, I don't know how many
people know what the Great Compassion mantra means).
* Benito Carral
http://www.baolin.org (in Spanish)
"...emancipate yourself from mental slavery..."
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