Buddhist News of Ven. Thich Chan Tinh

Witnessing Wedding Ceremony in Dien Quang pagoda - Bac Ninh province.

Update: 14/10/2014
In the morning October 13th, 2014 (September 20th Horse Year), Venerable Thich Chan Tinh and monks of Hoang Phap pagoda Dien Quang officially visited Dien Quang pagoda, Guot village, Viet Hung commune, Que Vo district, Bac Ninh province to witness Wedding Ceremony for the young couple: the groom Chuong Duong Dang, named Phuc Huy and the bride Nguyen Thanh Thuy.
 

Witnessing Wedding Ceremony in Dien Quang pagoda - Bac Ninh province.

 
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From the past till now, the marriage is always parents’ most\r\nconcern, because it marks a major turning point in the life of a human being.\r\nAs a Buddhist, everyone wants to have a devout Buddhist family in which all\r\nmembers are imbued in Buddhist teachings, good and better life towards the\r\ntruth-the good- the beauty. Because the family is the cell of society. Good\r\nfamilies will lead to a prosperous society. In order to have a good family, the\r\nfamily members have to perfect themselves. These are also great benefits that\r\nWedding Ceremony has brought in. For those who already have their heart toward\r\nthe Buddhism, the ceremony is also a noble morals lesson that we need to\r\nacquire on the path to complete our own personality and help to contribute\r\nsociety.

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 In this great spirit, under the witnesses of Venerable and\r\nmonks, the ceremony took place stately and solemnly.

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At 09:00 am, the bride and groom welcomed the honored monks\r\nwho came to the Great Hero Hall for the ceremony witness. After offering\r\nincense and praying the Buddha, the families representatives honored to the\r\nmonks to ask them for their witness to the wedding. On behalf of the Venerable,\r\nVenerable Thich Chan Tinh responded to the requests of two families.

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After that, the bride and groom bowed sincerely and showed the\r\ngratitude to the Three Jewels, parents and especially, they bowed each other to\r\nexpress their mutual respect.

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 One of the most important pledging things in this\r\ngreat day is the wedding ring. During the ceremony, the Venerable gave a speech\r\nabout the meaning of ring. Although they are just engaging things,\r\nthey have a great value in the couples life in the present as well as in the\r\nfuture. With such a worthwhile meaning, in front of the witness of Venerable,\r\nmonks and two families, the bride and groom exchanged wedding rings each other\r\nand officially become husband and wife. Before giving this important promise,\r\nthe bride and groom stood in front of two families and read their vow to build\r\nhappy family based on the teachings of the Buddha in Sigalovada sutta.

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Subsequently, Sen. Ven Thich Chan Tinh had some instruction\r\nto these young couples in this great day. First, Ven. praised\r\nthe spirit of the two families who came to the pagoda to celebrate Wedding\r\nCeremony and made good conditions for the bride and groom. From the definition\r\nof Wedding Ceremony, the Venerable showed the bride, groom and everybody that\r\nthose who want to have true and eternal happiness they need to have a proper\r\nunderstanding in our behavior. In order to get it, Six Harmonies - six Dharmas about\r\nharmony and respect, we have to do completely.

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About the community, we need to be sociable when we\r\nlive together.
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About speech, we need to discuss by delighting spirit.
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About mind, we need to have agreement together.
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About ideas, we need to express our ideas in harmony.
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About benefits, we have a fair share.
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About precept, we cultivate happily together.
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 These Six Dharmas are the premise and the stairs for\r\nus to have the most solid steps on the path of building a happy family, to\r\nfulfill duties of each member in family.

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 Before ending, the Sen. Ven. blessed bride, groom\r\nas well as everybody with a joyful and happy life in the teachings of Buddha.

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 At the end of the ceremony, Venerable presented\r\nsouvenirs and a marriage certificate for the bride and groom.

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The ceremony ended in the joy of all.

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 In the afternoon, Senior Ven. visited and\r\ntalked with Buddhists who were currently cultivating at Linh Son Pagoda, Tu Mot\r\nvillage, Quy Son commune, Luc Ngan district, Bac Giang province. Although there\r\nwas not the abbot, the Buddhists have united together and often came to the\r\npagoda to chant and pray Buddha. In the talk,  the Ven. praised the\r\ncultivating spirit of Buddhists and advised people try to keep the faith, learn\r\nDharma, and practice the Buddhas teachings, eat vegetarian, pray Buddha ,\r\navoid evil things, do good work, and keep clean mind to have the happy life and\r\nnext generation can live in good world.

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End of the talk, Sen. Venerable gave everybody a DVD “the 5th Sun\r\nflower”.

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 These are recorded photos:

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Giảng pháp tại chùa Linh Sơn - Bắc Giang
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Translated into English by  Cao Thanh Tuyen.

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