The original source for
ideas on what to do with the undoubtedly
the Sanghāta itself.
The original source for ideas on what to do with theSanghāta Sūtra is
undoubtedly the Sanghāta itself.In the text, Buddha Shakyamuni and others discuss the benefits of reading the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra, reciting it, memorizing it, reflecting on it, understanding it, prostrating to it with a mind of faith, writing it down, having it written, listening to it, hearing it completely to the end, just having it fall on one's ears, feeling pleased by it, honoring and venerating it, making drawings for it, offering flowers to it, offering incense, or fragrance, or garlands, or unguents, powders, robes, canopies, banners, or pennants, or joining together cymbals and rejoicing afterwards just once, approving of it by saying 'excellent, excellent.'
Despite how generous the Sanghāta is with its suggestions, nevertheless, creatives devotees of the Sanghāta Sūtra are still finding other things to do with the wondrous text called the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra.
course, one can always read or recite the text. (For
reciting, see our Guide
to Reciting section; For reading, see
for Readers.) But here
are a few
of the other ways that people
have found to keep the
Sanghāta Sūtra active on this
The Amitabha Buddhist Centre in
organized a festival at which visitors were provided with gold pens,
tracing paper, and invited to copy out a few lines of the Sanghāta by hand.
Six thousand people had the chance to connect in this way with the
glorious Ārya Sanghāta
Sūtra. Read about
the festival of merit.
Gilgit manuscript covers, as well as manuscripts from
the find, mark an important phase in the history of the art of the book