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  1. 1. Temple Beth El Comparative Religion Lecture Series Music in Buddhism Role and Uses of Music in Buddhism
  2. 2. Sutras were originally recited from memory <ul><li>Oldest parts of the sutras are believed to be the gatta sections – verse </li></ul><ul><li>Later when writing was applied to the sutras they were expanded upon and the prose sections were used to enhance or expand upon what was contained in the gatta sections </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sutra in Chinese <ul><li>Yellow Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Order of Characters </li></ul><ul><li>This version is considered to be the most sacred </li></ul>