Tricycle Daily Dharma September 26, 2011
A Direct Connection to the Dharma
When you set your intention on chanting correctly, melodically, and as crisply and clearly as possible, you become focused. It quiets the monkey mind and establishes a direct connection to the dharma. I can only guess how it compares to what people experience in silent meditation. The times I have tried silent meditation, it’s been very easy to just pop into this place that I have found through chanting. So I assume it’s the same.
– Myokei Caine-Barrett, Shonin, "A Right to the Dharma"