Re. Chain letters in pre-modern India

Ven. Tantra troyoga at YAHOO.COM
Wed Dec 20 18:27:05 UTC 2000

<<Is there any evidence that it worked? Are there
other examples?>>

This frequently occurs in devotional Mahayana sutras;
i.e., claims of inestimable merits resulting from
expounding respective texts. Even the Diamond Sutra
(vajracchedika-prajna-paramita) affirms that �those
who are able to receive, hold in mind, read, recite
and expound it widely to others will achieve
inexpressible and inconceivable merits without measure
or limit.� This has long been an impetus for vigorous
re-print and free-distribution activities particularly
among the Chinese, from ancient times to today. Spread
the word.


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