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Consecrated Ground

Twelve: Consecrated Ground

“Furthermore, Subhūti, if someone were to recite as much as a four line verse of this sūtra, that place would become like a shrine to the Buddha, where the celestials, devas, ashuras, humans, and titans in all the worlds would come and make offerings. How much more so in the case where one completely memorizes and recites the entire sūtra. Subhūti, you should know that such a person has accomplished the most subtle state of awareness. Wherever this sūtra is kept, the place is to be regarded as if the Buddha and most revered disciples are also present.” read more

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