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Q&A 48. Performing recitations and praying to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas during menstruation

10/04/2020 | About Spiritual Cultivation    
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Q: Master Lu, when females are menstruating, can they still perform their daily recitation, recite and burn Little Houses? Can they make incense offerings, and make prostrations to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas?


  • It is absolutely fine for females to perform daily recitation and recite Little Houses during menstruation.
  • It is best to recite Little Houses during the daytime on sunny days. They should stop reciting as soon as they feel uncomfortable.
  • After they have showered and cleaned themselves, they can offer incense, make prostrations to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and burn Little Houses.
  • If not very clean, they can still offer incense and burn Little Houses, but it is best not to make prostrations to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
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