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December 3, 1973 (Monday evening)

On Welcoming Practitioners

Ven. Master Hsuan Hua


On the ninth of this month, we will have a Buddha Recitation Session. Each day from the beginning to the end, we will recite “Namo Amitabha Buddha” without stopping. After we finish reciting and the session is over, we will ask, “Who is reciting the Buddha’s name?” during two weeks of chan meditation. All day long, we will meditate continuously. Anyone who would like to participate is welcome.

Today practitioners from the Zen Center have joined our sutra lecture. They are both Dharma protectors and our good and wise advisors. We are delighted to have them and extend a warm welcome to them.

Are there any questions? How can one understand without participating? To understand, one must participate.


Timely Teachings, page 290.