Using Juzu

There are several ways to use your Juzu. The first is to make a double loop and place the Juzu on your left wrist. This is used when you are beating the drum or during meditation practice or while listening to a sermon. The second is to place the Juzu in the double loop between your thumb and finger on the left hand and to place your hands in Gassho. This is used when you need to be holding a Sutra book during a service. The third is to place the large bead with two tassels on the first knuckle of your middle finger of your right hand, twist the Juzu once and place the large bead with three tassels on the first knuckle of your middle finger of the left hand, then place your hands in Gassho. This is used when you do not need to hold anything in your hands like during the first part of a service, during prayer and while chanting Odaimoku, if you are not using a drum. This method also shows the relationship between ourselves in the Saha world, represented by our left hand, and the Buddha world, represented by our right hand, by connecting the two together.

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