On August 31st, 2022, the 5th day of the 8th lunar month, Beeh Low See Temple in Singapore hold the grand Three Thousand Buddha Dharma Assembly for three consecutive days.
In the morning , the Venerable Abbot Most Venerable Hui Xiong led all Sangha and devotees in the sprinkled holy water ceremony and presided over the prayer ritual.
At noon, the Buddha offering puja was conducted. Thereafter, the president of the Australia-China Buddhist Association, Venerable Bo Rue was invited hold the merits dedicated and transference at the longevity blessing altar and the ancestral prayer altar.
After the ritual completed, the Venerable was invited to give a Dharma talk.
Most Venerable Hui Xiong Give A Dharma Talk ©️Mahavira2022
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The Three Thousand Buddhas Of The Great Name Treasure Repentance Kshamayati Are All Buddhas And Bodhisattvas Who Make Great Vows And Repent Through Practice And Cultivation.
When We Chant And In Front Of The Buddha Statue, We Should Express Our Devotion, Worship And Sincerely Repent To Increase Our Blessings And Wisdom. We Should Devoutly Repent Our Sin, Greed, Hatred, Delusion, Contempt, Suspicion, And Sinful Karma That Created From Our Body, Speech, And Mind.
Through Making Great Vow, Devoutly Repent, Worship And Practice Buddha-Dharma With The Most Sincere Heart, And In The Future, We Will Be Able To Achieve Buddhahood.
The next day noon, Venerable in his Dharma speech said according to the sutras, “Reciting the Buddha’s name gains limitless merits; making a full bow to the Buddha eradicates endless unwholesome karma.”
The merits of reciting the Buddha’s name are truly auspicious because it helps people realize their intrinsic Buddha nature, eradicate defilements and be reborn to the Western Pure Land.
Therefore, reciting the Buddha’s name will obtain blessing and able to eliminate one’s sins.
The practice of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas is also through bowing to the Buddha and devoutly repenting ones mistake and sins in order to achieve supreme enlightenment.
In the evening, the Temple invited Venerable Dharma Ming Xue to preside over the Yogacara Ulka Mulka Dharma Service .
The Yogacara Ulka-mukha Puja is held in accordance to the Sutra, and the service is performed to eradicate the hollow hunger of the hungry ghosts by bestowing food and drink on them, more importantly, it is performed to deliver these beings from all sufferings through the teachings of Lord Buddha.
For those who were alive, we blessed for wisdom, healthy, longevity and have good fortune in every endeavor.
Venerable Bo Rue Give A Dharma Talk ©️Mahavira2022
In the morning of the third day, the temple continued the prayer ritual and after noon puja, Venerable Bo Rue continued his Dharma speech .
“It’s Hard to be Human, Hard to Hear Dharma!”
We must utilize the leisurely human life to learn and practice Buddha Dharma.
If we can be born in a land where there is Buddha Dharma, we can listen to the Dharma, and get the right knowledge of Buddha Dharma.
By listening to the Dharma, we will be able cultivate Right Thought, which will enable us to refrain from doing negative deeds and terrifying consequences. We will be able to overcome our troubles and suffering.
In the afternoon the prayer continued and performed delicate and transference merits.
In this Dharma assembly, in addition to practicing ritual repentance and listening to the Dharma, everyone at home should also recite sutras diligently.
Through repentance, we can eliminate the negative strength or influence of these misdeeds in our mind.
In this way, we will have a joyful life in the future, and gain merit in practicing ritual and repentance.