We do not live once only. We still have future lives. Let us cherish well this present moment, taking responsibility for our future.
Throughout this beginningless cycle of birth and death, who has never become our beloved ones. So when we meet in this life, let us be kind to each other whether we happen to be naturally supportive condition or obstructive condition to each other.
In this cycle of rebirths, sometimes we are born as humans, sometimes as heavenly beings, sometimes as animals, sometimes as ghosts, demons, or hell beings. We are not always born into a fixed country or race. Understanding this truth of rebirth, why should we attach and enslave ourselves with narrow concepts of nationalism or racism?
Kuching Bhagavan Buddhist Society is pleased to announce that the annual Wesak Day Celebration is to be held on May 24, 2013(Friday) at Tusita Hermitage 2 and we highly appreciate your presence and participation in the celebration.
Appended below is the timetable of the event:-
||Arrival of devotees & offer to the Buddha(Recite Buddhanussati)
||Arrival of Sangha & Nuns;Devotee to take 5 precepts;Sangha & Nuns to offer Pagoda, light, incense, flower, water and fruits;
||Chanting, Dhamma talk
||Offering ofTusitaForestMonastery Project /Bathing of Buddha Statue /Lighting of candle /
Wish Making event
||1.00pm – 1.30pm
||Children colouring competition
||Procession EventPlace to gather: JUBILEE GROUND
“……this is jīvita dāna, abhaya dāna. If you wish for the attainment of danger less place, this will help. What is Danger less place? Danger less place is Nibbāna. In Nibbāna, there is no birth, no decay, no sickness, no death, is it good? Yes.
May these animals also release from sufferings. They are ready to be killed, so we donate their life. Because of this merits, these animals also may free from danger, may free from mental sufferings, may free from physical sufferings, and may be well and happy.
In the same way, we the donors also may free from danger, may free from mental sufferings, may free from physical sufferings, and may be well and happy. And this donation may be for realisation of nibbāna. ……”
-Ven. Pa Auk Tawya Sayadaw
The moment when we see the birds being released, lets us rejoice and make a wish together: May our mind be able to free from the entanglement of greed, hatred and delusion. May we gain the true liberation and be free.
Sādhu! Sādhu! Sādhu!