Naught remained but the store-house, with its treasure of sutra scrolls and hastily removed ihai of deceased parishioners.
sutra recitation and incantation were ceaselessly performed at Court.
I will ascend that rock; read the sutra of the Lady Kwannon.
A sutra was recited over the body of the insect, and it was duly buried in the temple grounds.
Henceforth, lecturing on this sutra became one of the yearly services of the Eastern Great Monastery.
Having washed his hands, he spent some time in reading a Kiô (sutra), and in this manner the winter-time passed away.
Again the reading of the sutra began, the intonation of the nembutsu.
Have you not heard what Buddha says in the sutra (where he bids his followers), not to despise the little child?
One sutra, read by all Japanese sects, is taught to all who would become acquainted with the essentials of Buddhist doctrine.
In this way the great commentator seeks to reconcile teaching apparently contradictory in this sutra.
"series of aphorisms," 1801, from Sanskrit sutram "rule," literally "string, thread" (as a measure of straightness), from sivyati "sew;" cognate with Latin suere "to sew" (see sew). Applied to rules of grammar, law, philosophy, etc., along with their commentaries.