When and How to Chant 甚麼時候和如何諗誦

When To Chant


The first way to incorporate chanting into your daily life is on an "as needed basis". It is possible to chant during activity, for example walking, hiking, and running, riding the subway to work, driving to school or work.  This is not ideal but if that the only way you are going to fit it in then do it.

將諗誦融入日常生活的第一種方法是“根據需要”。 可以在活動中諗誦,例如散步,遠足和跑步,乘坐地鐵去上班,開車去學校或上班。

The second is a dedicated practice. There is no established number of times that we must chant. The amount depends on individual circumstances. You could choose a mantra or sutra and repeat it every day, chanting it 3, 9, 27, 54 or 108 times. You would use a Buddhist necklace to help you keep track of the counting.

第二個是有規律的諗誦。 沒有我們必須諗誦的次數。數量取決於個別情況。你可以每天重複諗誦一個咒語或佛經, 從每天3次開始,逐漸增加到9,27,54或108次。 你可以使用一個佛教的項鍊來幫助您數次數。

How To Chant 如何諗誦

Depends on the environment:

  1. Chanting out at medium voice. The rule of thumb is harmonising with other chanters' voices. 用中等聲音音量。始終保持與其他諗誦者的聲音一致。
  2. Chanting silently but the lips and tongue still move. 默默諗誦,但嘴唇和舌頭仍在移動。
  3. Chanting in the mind. 在心中念誦。

The speed should not be too fast and our pronunciation should not be slurred. We must maintain a medium pitch and chant calmly, resolutely and steadily.