Buddhist scripture have been recited out loud since the time of the Buddha. In fact, without this recitation, usually as a group, we wouldn’t have the suttas with us today.
Eventhough we don’t need to recite out loud to preserve the teachings for future generations, it is still a great practice.
Reading out loud has many benifits:
- If we are tired, reading out loud can help us wake up
- If the mind is really distracted, it can help calm and focus the mind.