Q035: Hi Master Lu. Can two people recite one Little House (Hsiao Fang Tzu) together? For example, I recite the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) and the Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching), and my husband recites the Amitabha Pure Land Rebirth Mantra (Wang Sheng Chou) and the Sapta Atitabuddha Karasaniya Dharani (Chi Fo Mieh Tsui Chen Yan). Is this appropriate?

A035: 

  • Two people can recite one Little House together. Two people can also recite any of the four types of sutras and mantras for the Little House together.
  • After you finish reciting the Little House, you should each write your full name down in the section labelled “Offered by” on the left hand side of the Little House.
  • Both of you will accumulate virtues.
  • It would best to perform the recitations separately.

 

[Updated 2012.04.25]