【Written by Avelyn B. from Rowland Heights 1 Subchapter】During our subchapter’s summer break, I started reading “ Commentary on The Diamond Sutra (金剛經講話)” written by Venerable Master Hsing Yun as part of the homework before our next book study session starts in September.
In the beginning, I was feeling a little unclear about the content. Luckily I was able to find an English Buddhism in Every Step booklet written by Venerable Master Hsing Yun on “Wisdom and Emptiness of The Diamond Sutra (從金剛經說到般若空性的研究)” from Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center (FGSITC.org). So I read the booklet hoping to get a short explanation about “The Diamond Sutra” and also trying to comprehend the context about wisdom and emptiness in “Commentary on The Diamond Sutra (金剛經講話)”.
This little booklet is so helpful, it’s short yet very organized, and uncomplicated explanations on the four major topics:
A The Main Theme of the Diamond Sutra
B The Understanding of Emptiness in the Diamond Sutra
C Understanding Emptiness from the Viewpoint of Existence
D Prajna in Daily Life
Now I feel confident and ready to read the “Commentary on The Diamond Sutra (金剛經講話)” and will definitely find it easier to comprehend.
I am so grateful to Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center (FGSITC) for all the translation work they have done, helping a mediocre in Chinese speaking person like myself to have confidence to study the Complete Works of Venerable Master Hsing Yun (星雲大師全集).
一開始，我對內容感到有些困惑，幸運的是，我找到了另一本由佛光山國際翻譯中心 (Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center, FGSITC.org) 出版的大師著作英文小冊子，名為《Wisdom and Emptiness of The Diamond Sutra ：從金剛經說到般若空性的研究》。我便先閱讀了這本小冊子，希望能夠了解《金剛經》的主題，並嘗試理解《金剛經講話》書裡所說的智慧和空性。