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Vesak Auspicious Lanterns
Kindle a light to illuminate the world of darkness. Be a lamp upon yourself and spread the brightness to all humankind. May ignorance be dispelled and wisdom cultivated.
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须报名 $30 per lantern
18/05 – 25/05/2013
Hall of Great Compassion
Voulunteers at work
This is a traditional ceremony held every year at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery prior to Vesak Day. Devotees gather at the monastery, circumambulating the compound, offering lights, making aspirations for oneself and the welfare of many. The celebration can be enjoyed by all ages, even young children.
One achieves the clairvoyance of the pure flesh eye [as a human].
One achieves the devas’ eye.
One receives the wisdom of knowing what is virtue and what is non-virtue.
One is able to eliminate the darkness of ignorance, the concept of inherent existence.
One receives the illumination of wisdom.
One never experiences darkness even in samsara.
One receives great enjoyment wealth.
One quickly becomes liberated.
One quickly attains enlightenment.
Queueing of Tickets for 3steps 1 bow for Vesak 2013
Every prostration is the paying of respects to the Buddha
In this ceremony, devotees meditatively circumambulate the perimeter of the temple, bowing once every three steps, while chanting mantras or the name of the Buddha.
3 Steps,1 Bow 三步一拜
… Every prostration is the paying of respects to the Buddha (also include Bodhisattvas). This practice helps to purify the mind, humble the ego and lessen obstacles along the spiritual path as one repents past misdeeds and aspires towards spiritual development. With mindfulness of one’s body, speech and mind during the journey, spiritual qualities are cultivated.