Why Do We Encourage People To Chant The Diamond Sutra?

為什麼要鼓勵大家誦《金剛經》?

我們心中的妄想很多,要用金剛般若的智慧,才能轉識成智,化有為空。所有的病,都是妄想所生;所以佛經講,一切業障海,皆由妄想生。誦《金剛經》就是為對治、化除妄想,5萬、10萬遍誦完了,這一念清淨心,寂滅心就慢慢慢慢現前。

誦《金剛經》是修定,進一步契悟「無住心」是解脫。大眾要老老實實用功修行,就是要誦《金剛經》。

Because we have piles of delusions in our mind, we need the prajna wisdom of the Diamond Sutra to turn consciousness into wisdom and to empty our attachments.  All afflictions arise from our mind, just as said in the sutras: The oceans of karmic obstacles all originate from our deluded thoughts.
Chanting the Diamond Sutra is a practice that helps to transform and eliminate deluded thoughts. After we chant it for fifty thousand times, one hundred thousand times, this mind of purity and stillness will gradually manifest itself.

Therefore, chanting the Diamond Sutra is a way to cultivate samadhi; it helps us move forward to realize the mind of non-attachment and attain liberation.

If we want to honestly and earnestly cultivate, we need to chant the Diamond Sutra.  

 



中台山開山祖師
THE FOUNDING PATRIARCH OF CHUNG TAI

惟覺安公老和尚
Grand Master Wei Chueh