(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
WILL RECITING MANTRAS IN A CROWDED ENVIRONMENT AFFECT THE QUALITY OF THE RECITATIONS? PROBLEM REGARDING THE SPEED OF RECITATIONS
Caller: Greetings to you Master! (Your recitation is too slow, how many times can you recite in a day at this speed?) I am reciting Little Houses now, my speed is slightly slow and I can recite 2 Little Houses in a week because I have to work during the day. May I seek Master’s advice on this problem; I am not sure whether we can recite the Heart Sutra or the Wang Shen Zhou when I am walking or travelling in a vehicle… As there are many people around me, I do not know if this situation will affect the quality of my recitation.
Master Jun Hong Lu: Not a problem, as long as you do not focus on any particular person, your energy field will stay with you. This is why some people close their eyes when doing recitations. When your eyes are closed, you do not see the outside environment, therefore, your energy field will remain intact. How does the energy field disintegrate? One mouth, one nose and a pair of eyes (Oh, did Master say earlier that my speed was slow?) You recite like this “Wu-deng-deng-zhou”, as if you are leading others in the recitation. (Because when I recite every word, I actually feel that I am also envisioning these words in my mind). That is alright, this method of recitation is a little slow, and that is why you end up with insufficient sutras! You have quality in your recitation but you lack quantity. Of course, we must not compromise on quality in our recitation. There are others who can recite fast, yet ensure quality in the recitation because they recite wholeheartedly. (Oh, thank you, Master).< About Performing Recitation