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The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”

Update: 30/11/2020
On Nov. 29th, 2020, the 3rd competition of “Lighting the Lights of Wisdom” took place at Hoang Phap Pagoda in the atmosphere of solemnity and the witness of the monks.
 

The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”

 

The Dhammapada is the essence of the Buddha's teachings. Each verse is a steady step on the path of enlightenment and deliverance. The contest gives Buddhists the opportunity to learn about the Dharma, apply teachings to transform suffering into peace and happiness. At the same time, the contest helped the movement to learn catechism for the lay people in the religious community. Realizing this importance, the monks in the pagoda launched a movement to memorize the Dharma-Prayer Sutra in the competition of “Lighting the Lights of Wisdom”.

After registering and listening to exam rules from Junior Thich Tam Vuong, the contestants officially started the test. The candidate must recite all 423 Phap Cú verses in 1 hour 15 minutes with 10 reminders (when forgetting the next sentence) from the examiner. Candidates who have achieved good results in the tests before, if continuing to this exam must complete their section within 35 minutes and not be prompted even once. Monks had answered the questions around the issue of exam format.

On the same day, the closing ceremony took place with the proof of the Sangha, the Abbot of Hoang Phap Pagoda, Head of the Organizers - Senior Ven. Thich Chan Tinh, candidates and Buddhists at the pagoda.

Firstly, Junior Thich Tam Quy read the meaning of the contest; Junior Thich Tam Vuong announced its results. There are 104 people registered to take the exam. Out of 34 participants, 19 contestants achieved excellent results. The passed contestants will receive a certificate, a souvenir cup, a gift of dharma and a special tour of spiritual landmarks in the North (scheduled for Dec. 9th-13th, 2020). Next, on behalf of contestants, Buddhist Dieu Hanh expressed her feelings. Accordingly, Buddhist Ngoc Ton, who successfully had completed the 2nd Competition, also expressed her feelings about the benefits achieved after a year of studying and applying the Buddha's teachings.

Finally, Senior Thich Chan Tinh had a few words to the mass. As we know the country of Myanmar has a custom of holding the contest, it memorizes Tripitaka-canon for monks. From this point of view, organizers hopefully encourage lay people to have a chance, motivation and practice the Buddha's words, so, this memorization contest was held. By the way, the Senior praised the learned spirit of the contestants in opening up wisdom, free from all suffering. In addition, the Master talked about the application of media: music, theater, movies ... to bring the light of the Dharma to each individual and  various classes in the social.

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The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
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The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
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The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
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The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”
The 3rd Competition of “Lighting the Light of Wisdom”

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