Gratitude: Chanting the Pure Land Sutra

I am profoundly grateful to Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin for the chance to chant the entire liturgy of the Three Pure Land Sutra (the Sutra on the Buddha of Infinite Life, the Sutra on the Contemplation of the Buddha of Infinite Life, and the Sutra on the Buddha Amida), the foundation of Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha doctrine. I can barely follow the chanting, which is done at very high speed, but I am inspired by the chance to participate in a tradition of oral transmission that goes back more than 2500 years to the Buddha Shakyamuni. Mahalo!

浄土真宗本願寺派の聖教、浄土三部経(仏説無量寿経、仏説観無量寿経、仏説阿弥陀経)を中央仏教学院で全部読誦させて頂くことになり、ありがたく思います。読誦はとても速いのでほとんどついていけないだけれども、2500年以上前の釈尊時代の口頭伝統に参加させていただいていることは今後の感激になると思い、有難い気持ちで感動しています。

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