Q048: Master Lu, when females are menstruating, can they still perform their Daily Recitation (Kung Ko), and recite and burn Little Houses (Hsiao Fang Tzu)? Can they make incense offerings and perform full prostrations to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas?

A048: 

  • It is absolutely alright for females to perform their Daily Recitation, as well as to recite and burn Little Houses during menstruation.
  • It is best to recite the Little House during day time when it is sunny. You should stop reciting as soon as you feel discomfort.
  • After you have showered and cleaned yourself, you can make incense offerings, perform full prostrations to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and burn Little Houses.
  • If you are not very clean, it is best not to perform full prostrations.

 

[Updated 2012.04.25]