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Right practice for the Age

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I've tried to hijack enough threads unsuccessfully about this  topic so I thought it deserved its own thread.

 

There are multiple lineages that speak of various ages and the practices that are best suited to those ages.

 

The Hare Krishnas say that in the Kali Yuga the most effective method is chanting.

 

Several sects of Buddhism speak of the third age of Buddhism in which the methods used at the time of the Buddha were effective then but are not as effective now. This is what Nichiren was saying when he proposed chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.

 

Even in Christianity it is said in the various prophets that in the latter days faith will weaken.

 

So what are we to make of this? Do practices change for different ages? Is chanting one of the best things for this age?

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