30. Singing the Mikagura-uta
In his later years after he ate dinner, the Honseki would retire to his room and quietly sing the Mikagura-uta, The Songs for the Service. One is able to purify one’s heart and detach oneself from impure thoughts by singing the Mikagura-uta. The Honseki always included it as a part of his daily routine.
(Adapted from Shinpan Izo Iburi den p. 132)
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