On the lunar 23rd day of the seventh month, many local devotees and various social groups are waiting for the abbot. At 5pm in the afternoon, the abbot led all Sangha and the devotees to perform holy water sprinkle ceremony and prostration to the Compassion Samandhi Water Repentance Kshamayati Sutra. About 60 devotees attended the Grand Meng Mountain Offering Ceremony conducted in the evening.
The next morning, the abbot continue to led the devotees to worship the Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance until noon before the Buddha puja is complete. Due to the recent covid pandemic in Indonesia, the number of infected cases had reduced from almost 50,000 per day to 6,000 cases. At the same time, the monastery has just been open under the government’s policy.
During the lunar seventh month, the Dharma propagation will continue to be held through lives streaming online in order to calm the tension of the devotees during this Covid pandemic and hoping that through chanting, worshiping, listening to the Dharma, and
relieving poverty, the devotees will understand and realize that everything in the world is impermanent. “When the fate begins, cherish it. When it ends, follow it. When it comes, accept it.” We need to put down our clinging and persistence and devoutly repents in front of the triple gems (ie Buddha,Dharma & Sangha) with the pure water of compassion and samadhi.
Although the global epidemic has not yet been reconciled, as long as everyone has the confidence to reform themselves, commit , repent and tolerance with each other, the common karma of this global disasters will surely purify, the world will be peaceful and creating a pure land on earth.