蘇北棉蘭佛教聖城開山紀念日
啓建萬緣華嚴寳懺勝會
The Anniversary of the Founding of the Buddhist Holy City Mahakaruna Buddhist Center Medan Conducted the Avatamsaka Repentance Kshamayati Assembly

(本山訊)
Mahakaruna News:

2022年12月13-14日為佛教聖城開山紀念日啓建萬緣勝會。

上午8.30分,本山住持帶領十凡位沙門僧伽開壇灑淨結界,隨後,開始頂禮慈悲華嚴寳懺。

On December 13-14, 2022, the Mahakaruna Buddhist Center founding anniversary and Blessing Assembly was held at the Mahakaruna Buddhist Center.

At 8.30 in the morning, the abbot led all sanghas and devotees in the sprinkling holy water ceremony and prostration to the Avatamsaka Repentance Kshamayati.

華嚴寳懺乃是華嚴經【入法界品】,善財菩薩53處參學,在普賢菩薩座前發大宏願,來成就正等正覺。

華嚴經是經中之上,經中之王,無上莊嚴殊勝功德,華嚴會上諸佛菩薩發宏誓願度化有情。

The Avatamsaka Repentance Kshamayati is the Avatamsaka Sutra’s “Entering the Dharma Realm”, and Sudhana’s 53 Pilgrimages.

The Avatamsaka-sutra, in full Mahavaipulya-buddhavatamsaka-sutra (Sanskrit: “The Great and Vast Buddha Garland Sutra”), Sudhana goes on the pilgrimage, questing for enlightenment, and sought Dharma from 53 teachers and made a great vow in front of the Samantabhadra Bodhisattva to achieve supreme enlightenment.

The Avatamsaka Sutra was spoken in the realm of humans and in the heavens.

It is upmost and known as the “King of Kings” of all Buddhist texts. It elucidates the inconceivable state of the Buddhas and the conduct of Bodhisattvas, made great vows to save all sentient beings.

當今全球面臨長期的災難,地震破壞,人心彷徨。

如果人間衆生能發菩薩悲願,效仿諸佛菩薩的願力,發菩提心為一切衆生承擔、包容、付出、原諒一切衆生所造的罪惡。

我們所發的菩提心如世間黑暗的地方見到一束光明,照破一切災障、能化清涼、煩惱證菩提。

我們所修的福德因緣,成佛的種子一定能了生脫死,成就佛道。

The world today is facing long-term calamities, such as earthquake damage, and people are feeling helpless and lost.

If all living beings in the world can follow and imitate Bodhisattvas’ great compassionate vows and cultivate Bodhicitta.

One to bear, tolerate, forgive and forget.

The bodhicitta is like seeing a ray of light in a dark place in the world, which can eliminate the disasters, and afflict us to turn troubles into Bodhi.

The merits we have cultivated, and the seeds of becoming a Buddha will definitely be able to cease the cycle of life and death, and eventually achieve Buddhahood.

本山佛教聖城隔了四年沒有舉辦大型的活動,後而設放瑜伽焰口甘露施食,回向四生九有、六道群靈、冤親債主,在生者福慧增長、離苦得樂;往生者超升淨土。

隔天上午,設立24席護法諸天壇城舉行供佛齋天,迴向國泰民安;24節氣轉換期間,風調雨順、 龍天降吉祥。

The Mahakaruna holy city has not held any large activities for four years, this is the first time conducted such a large activity.

Thereafter the Avatamsaka Kshamayati prayer, followed by the Yogacara Ulka Mukha Puja service.

The Yogacara Ulka-mukha Puja is held in accordance to the Sutra, Although 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 and dedicate the merits to all sentience beings, and karmic creditors.

May all beings be liberated from suffering, and the stormy waves of birth, sickness, old age, and death. To increase the blessings and wisdom of the living and achieve happiness from suffering, and the deceased are exalted to the pure land.

中午,禮請來自泰國、中國、新加坡、印尼雅加達 及 棉蘭的諸山大德佛前大供,祈禱世界和平、國家消災 並 舉行供佛齋僧,禮請 60 幾位僧伽應供。

由於現在東南亞逐步開放,這一次,來自各地的信徒參加法會,因緣殊勝、莊嚴菩提、利樂有情。

The next morning, the temple conducted the Offering to the Buddha & 24 Heavenly Celestial to cultivate the field of merits,

May everyone have an auspicious, happy, blissful, and longevity, free from suffering and eliminate the obstacle. As well as praying for our Nation strong and prosperity.

At noon, the temple cordially invited Sangha and devotees from Thailand, China, Singapore, Jakarta, and Medan to make offerings to offering to the Lord Buddha and Sangha, to pray for world peace and for disaster to cease.

More than 60 sanghas will be invited to accept the offerings.

Due to the gradual opening up of Southeast Asia, devotees from all over the world participated in this Dharma assembly, by practicing and devoutly repent, we can eliminate these misdeeds’ negative strength or influence in our mind.

And May the merits beneficial to all beings, be free and happy.