What are the benefits of chanting?
Chanting has bountiful benefits! First, we gain wisdom, second, we receive fortune and third, we charge up our energy. In reality, wisdom and health are related to energy. If we lack energy, our brains cannot function properly. An intelligent brain without energy is like a car without petrol.
Destiny is not about pessimistic acceptance of everything. Although the sufferings and wealth we have in this life are predestined, the birth of Sakyamuni gave the world a glim of light. He taught people how to change their lives by following the law of heaven.
Thus, if we want to enjoy better fortune and lead a happy life, we should start by doing kind deeds to accumulate merits. Change our destiny through our own actions.
「A single chant of the Buddha’s name is as valuable as gold!」
I would like to remind those who wish to accumulate karmic merits to make full use of this golden opportunity of chanting—to offer lights to Buddha and Bodhisattvas on behalf of your loved ones before you start to chant. This is the best gift for you and your loved ones.
May all continue to self-cultivate diligently so as to attain a higher level of wisdom and enjoy a peaceful and happy life!!