Why Do We Encourage People To Chant The Diamond Sutra?
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.