Recites Buddhist Prayers

Boston, Mass., June 16, 1899.

Editor Sentinel:—When I first read the chapter on "Prayer" in Science and Health, the reference to the praying machine in Thibet appealed to me strangely.

Several days since I cut from a morning issue of the Boston Globe, the following clipping, which will prove interesting, I think, to any reader of the "little book:"—

Phonograph as Prayer Machine.

Who can believe now that Thibet is not up-to-date. A short time ago a Burmese pedler arrived at Lhassa with a phonograph in his pack. The instrument struck wonder and terror to the hearts of his audience when it suddenly declaimed a chapter of a particularly holy book.

Nabi-Sanna, supreme head of the religion, was immediately communicated with, and he saw that this wonderful machine might be of great use to him as an assistant high priest. He promptly bought it, and now it recites Buddhist prayers hundreds of times a day, to the edification of devout worshipers, who consider it the finest prayer machine that has yet been known in Thibet.—Sketch.

William L. Showers.

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