Q: What harmful defects will there be if I spin a prayer wheel anticlockwise? Nowadays the censers in some Buddhism supplies shops are carved with the Heart Sutra and so on. Is it proper to do that? A: There will be some harmful defects when you spin anticlockwise purposely. But you certainly didn’t do it on purpose, without any irreverence either, thus there won’t be any defects. Just spin the prayer wheel properly in the future. In fact, it’s not so good that there are mantras and sutras everywhere now. But it should be no problem to carve sutras on the censers. The censers can also be placed in the Buddha Hall for worship Buddha. Where is bad to carve the mantras or sutras? Objects caved with mantas and sutras are laid in low places, being stepped across optionally, which is faulty. We should be reverent to them and cherish them.