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Picnic in Da Lat

Update: 22/03/2014
To assist Buddhists and monks who had helped Hoang Phap Pagoda during a long time serving living beings together to relax, Hoang Phap pagoda has set up a short-day tour to Da Lat - “the city of dream”.
 

Picnic in Da Lat

 
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In the middle of March, the coach, in the hot weather, was\r\nrunning smoothly on foggy roads at dawn, all excitedly watched the scenery and\r\nliving activities of the inhabitant along the route of 300 km length.

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The weather was colder when people reached Da Lat. Its cool\r\nwind blew with comfortable air. The ways to the city became narrow, zigzagging,\r\ndangerously steeply but very attractive and enjoyable. Both sides face against\r\nlofty walls of rock, standing motionless as if Vietnamese staunch spirit has\r\nfought against all violent storms. How a wild nature is! People are too\r\ndiminutive in the huge amount of interlaced mountains, dreaming valleys,\r\nimmeasurably high green pine jungles and the poetry sky of Da Lat with\r\nunlimited flowers in four seasons:

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Flowers are likely noble.
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Flowers build the blue moon for life.
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Flowers smile radiantly.
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Flowers are always innocent.
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                                             (Collected)
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Or:

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There are flowers with elegance.
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There are flowers with rustiness and sweetness.
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Flowers are seen with infinite meaning of life.
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Witnessing that life is unendingly changed.
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Being acquainted with the natural luster.
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Now their gathering here with an ancient radiant look.
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                                                           (Collected)
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Apart from Da Lat’s flavor of nature, we can enjoy the\r\nexquisite talent with deft hands of the embroiderers in XQ embroidery village -\r\nthe land of arts. The rhythm of the interlaced yarns on the loom combined with\r\nthe breath of the nation and the modern color shows off the beauty of the\r\nlively art paintings. It rouses in mind of Vietnamese that the intelligence,\r\ncreativeness, patience, secretiveness, subtleness and profoundness are the traditional\r\ncharacters in their life. Artists said:

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My dear Da Lat!

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I love the world but don’t dare to touch you.

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Invading into the nature, I am willing to discover many\r\nromantic and wonderful sights such as DamB’ri falls, LangBiang summit, which\r\nare the symbols of the power, challenging to conquer them to, themselves,\r\npossess the nature and the destiny.

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Nature endowed Da Lat the pure environment, cool weather\r\nwith clean natural vegetables. The residents’ meekness and hospitality have\r\nattracted not only domestic tourists but also foreigners. This motivates Da Lat\r\ntourist industry growing remarkably, from which visitors have a trust when\r\narriving here.

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Da Lat is not only very beautiful but also energetic. It\r\ngreatly seduces people as its name.

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Thanks for my dear Da Lat!

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And thanks!

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All gusts of wind blow up.

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And sweep me to another world.

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The one of peace and purity world

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Seems to roll all up to the Pure Land of Amitabha.

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Time went fast and it was the time to say farewell to the\r\ncold plateau. We left Da Lat and returned to Hoang Phap pagoda in the emotion\r\nof fondness, the pride on our country and Vietnamese people.

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We reverently express our gratefulness to the Master and\r\nMonks who granted us this helpful and meaningful trip. We enjoy the joy and\r\nhappiness in the right mindfulness, in the blessings of the Buddha of the ten\r\ndirections, in the care of the Master and Monks. What a great merit!

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This picnic is always a pretty and fadeless memory in our\r\nlife.

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Translated by Nguyen Phuong Trinh.  

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