UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday Service - Diamond Sutra

January 30, 2022 10:30 AM

The Diamond Sutra is one of the most important sutras in Chinese Buddhism. It is called Diamond Sutra because the Buddha’s teachings within it are like a diamond that cuts away all delusion, reveals reality, and brings people to enlightenment.

The four core teachings are “to give without clinging to any notion, to liberate all beings with no notion of self, to live without abiding, and to cultivate without attainment”.

The essential teachings of the Diamond Sutra are prajñā (wisdom) and emptiness.

Once we thoroughly understand emptiness, this understanding will benefit us and allow us to be successful in whatever we do, in both worldly and spiritual pursuits.


《金剛般若波羅蜜經》

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《金剛經》是一部很有名的佛教聖典,一般人只要提起《金剛經》就知道佛教,提起佛教就知道有《金剛經》。現在的佛教信徒大都以誦持《金剛經》來祈求消災、增福、增壽,甚至有人往生,也誦《金剛經》作為度亡之用。當初五祖弘忍大師將禪宗法統傳給六祖時,誦的也是《金剛經》。

本經內容是藉由佛陀與弟子須菩提之間的問答,而闡述一切法無我的道理。

其主旨可以用十六個字來概括,即:「無相布施,無我度生,無住生活,無得而修。」

《金剛經》上說:

「若復有人,於此經中受持,乃至四句偈等,為他人說,其福勝彼。」

「一切有為法,如夢幻泡影,如露亦如電,應作如是觀」

這並不是消極,而是要我們從中,體會另一種積極的精神,體會出世永恒的生命。

- 文/ 星雲大師