This audio reading of the Diamond Sutra was sent to me by Ryan, a reader of this site who was inspired to make an audio version of this translation of the Diamond Sutra.
Click the player below to hear the Audio Version of the Diamond Sutra –
Here is the text of the e-mail Ryan wrote accompanying the audio file he sent me:
As I make my way through The Diamond Sutra I feel a new tranquil balance. It seems as though it is explaining and urging me to grasp a seeming paradox.
Having set out to memorize the text I decided I needed a pneumonic device. With that in mind I decided to record it so that I might listen to it and form a stronger impression on which to build.
While my voice is not the most beautiful nor my annunciation always perfect I feel that it is good enough for my purposes, and may even be for others.
That said, I would like to offer you the recording as thanks and in the hopes that you might find some practical use for it.
As far as I am concerned it is your do so with as you please provided you see any merit in it.
Thank you again for the clear interpretation. If it is possible I request that you interpret more Sutras. Clearly this would benefit everyone.