Latest updates on reciting Buddhist scriptures, instructed by Master Lu
26th December 2016
RECITATION OF EIGHTY-EIGHT BUDDHAS GREAT REPENTANCE TEXT (LIFO)
It is about the part of reciting Buddhas’ names in the Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance Text.
For the first 53 Buddhas, we should recite their names in a respectful manner.
From “Na Mo Shi Jia Mou Ni Fo” (i.e., Shakyamuni Buddha南无释迦牟尼佛) onwards:
If you are reciting in sitting position, you should perform a deep bow when reciting the name of each Buddha.
If you want to show your utmost respect and make your recitation more efficacious, you should kneel and bow, touching your forehead to the floor.
Because these 35 Buddhas are Buddhas of Merit and Virtue, we will be able to receive merit and virtue if we pay our respects by bowing this way. It is very efficacious.