Spring Auspicious Blessing Prayer Assembly
On 7th February,2021, the temple held the
Spring Auspicious Blessing Prayer Assembly
for Buddhist devotees around the world. The blessing prayer was conducted at Beeh Low See Temple Singapore. In light of the outbreak of global epidemic, all religions organizations are to comply and follow with the regulations and social distancing measures by the Singapore Authority, only 50 devotees were allowed to enter the main hall.
Through the prayer online, more than 2,000 Buddhist devotees around the world participated in this blessing prayer ritual.
The abbot, Chief Vice-President cum Secretary General of World Buddhist Sangha Council Most Venerable Hui Xiong cordially invited the Vice-President of World Buddhist Sangha Council, the Elder Senior Sangha of
Jogye Order of Korean Most Venerable Eui Hyun to deliver a Dharma. In his speech , Venerable said due to the covid pandemic, life had changed and restricted, everybody feel uncomfortable and stress. The United Nation’s call for the world to wear masks, wash hands, and quarantine, can prevent us from being infected by the covid virus.
The sanghas of the three major sects in the world constantly chant and pray for all mankind. Recently, I myself have been busy holding a series of Buddhist seminars and other activities at for the temple anniversary at Donghwasa Monastery.
The Supreme Sangha Leader of the Jogye Order Sect, the General Bureau of Jogye Order
and the Sangha Elders of major Korean monasteries attended the activities of the thousand-year-old ancient temple Donghwasa Monastery. This activity is to inspire and consolidate the Sangha’s belief in bodhicitta and the way of bodhisattva. Through the discussion and seminar, talk on how to have more faith and confidence to blossom and arise the bodhisattva way and bring out the spirit of the bodhisattva.
The abbot,the chief vice-President cum secretary-general of the World Buddhist Sangha Council delivered Dharma speech to the Buddhists around the world via video, saying that in the new year, everyone has new hope. Praying diligently to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. We must sincerely repent and inspire the merits of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas through prayers. The prayers of all living beings and the merits will surely be fulfilled. Since the Tang Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism has corresponded with local society and science. There are four seasons in a year, spring, summer, autumn and winter. There are 24 solar terms in the four seasons, and the days change with impermanence. At the same time, there are 24 guardians Devas to protect the entire universe of human beings and all sentient beings. As long as sentient beings cultivate good thoughts in their hearts, believe in cause and effect, respect their parents, respect the Three Jewels Gems (ie Buddha, Dharma & Sangha), and do not harvest evil thoughts on all sentient beings, protect all sentient beings with good ethics and morality throughout the year.
Due to the advanced science and technology of mankind, human beings only values material and ignores ethics, do not belief in Three Jewels Gems and the law of cause & effect.
In the Scriptures of Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva,
The so-called vicious ghost king, the evil ghost king, the big evil ghost king, the white tiger ghost king, the blood tiger ghost king and other ghost kings see all human beings only pursue material civilization and neglect to honor their parents, no filial nor devotion and did not practice and purify body and mind and not believe in cause and effect .Not believe the truth of Buddhism and the cycle of Samsara, which is the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth. This means that people will experience suffering many times over. And the loss of ethics and morality, the ghostly beings will not protect human beings instead they will sprinkle toxins in the universe.
Bad habits cause karma, good habits caused good fruits, and whether habits are good or bad, beings are all influenced by environment.
Only human beings have good intentions, the guardian Devas and ghosts kings will protect mankind. We now facing the global covid epidemic. The virus has spread to every corner, making our lives fearful and uneasy.
The Lord Buddha shows billions of convenient ways to help and cultivate all beings in the Saha World. The eighty-four thousand Dharma methods taught by the Buddha can be summarized into two categories: the prayer of longevity and transference merits to the deceased. The Lord Buddha taught that human beings are each born an infinite number of times, unless they achieve Nirvana. The prayer of longevity, one should practice and sincerely repentance, tolerant, giving, commitment, practice compassion and wisdom and create a pure land.
The Bhaisaijyaguru Buddha mandala is located in the main Dharma hall, and chant of eighty-eight Buddhas Sutra. The abbot led all devotees to chant and the prayer rites are grand and solemn.
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