Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Lotus Sutra

WOW! The chanting of the monks as they recite the Lotus Sutra is mesmerizing.
The Lotus Sutra is Buddha's most referred to teaching on "emptiness", a central concept and necessary part of enlightenment. Understanding and experiencing "emptiness" is said to be something that can not be taught, it is said that one can not try to understand it with the mind.

This is the Lotus Sutra memorized, recited, and chanted by some western Buddhist monks. The lotus sutra is considered to be the most sacred teaching of the Buddha.





4 comments:

justice Marshall said...

I have a new soundtrack for my life.

cmae said...

I loved hearing this. Where did you find it?

WH said...

cmae,

found it while doing a search for into on the Lotus Sutra - google shows videos now, too, for certain search items. Purely accidental, with a big dose of karma.

Peace,
Bill

ryanoelke said...

I feel like there should be a banjo in there and a tambourine on the backbeat:)