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Repentance Ceremony

Update: 27/06/2014
In the evening of May 26th 2014 ( June 29th Horse Year), as usual, Hoang Phap Pagoda hold repentance ceremony at the end of month.
 

Repentance Ceremony

 
Before the beginning of repentance ceremony, Buddhists\r\nlistened to the lecture from Junior Ven. Thich Tam Dai - Hoang Phap Pagoda’s\r\nMonk. In this talk, Junior Ven. shared to Buddhists the teaching: “Why do\r\nBuddhists have to vow to be reborn in The Western Paradise?”\r\n\r\n

Buddhists practicing the Pure Land sect must have enough\r\nthree Sambhara including Faith, Practice, Vows. Among them, vowing to be reborn\r\nis considered very necessarily. There are many causes to vow to gain rebirth to\r\nthe Pure land, but five most main causes are:

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1. In Sukhavati Vyuha Sutra, Sakyamuni Buddha advised\r\nBuddhists four times that they should vow to be reborn in The Pure Land.

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2. This Saha World is sufferings, The Pure Land is happy.\r\nBuddhists should vow to be reborn to the Pure Land so that they will enjoy joy\r\nin the Buddha land and avoid sorrows, materials from this world.

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3. The Saha World is far away from The Pure Land about tens\r\nand hundreds of thousand Buddha lands, but Buddhists just need to recite\r\nuniquely. With our insistence of faith, pranihita and vows to liberating future\r\nbeings of Amitabha Buddha, we will gain to rebirth.

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4. When we to be reborn to the Pure Land, The Amitabha\r\nBuddha in person with all the Saints will arrive to lead and escort us to the\r\nBuddha Land. That is an extremely surpassing causes and conditions.

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5. Forty eight Amitabha Buddha’s vows are completely true.\r\nEspecially, the 18th vow is talk that we just need ten times of Buddha reciting\r\nfirmly in the dying moment, the Buddha will welcome and escort us. He never\r\ntells lie and He wants us to avoid misery but attain joy all time.

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After the Dharma talk came the Repentance Sutra of citing\r\nBuddha s’ names, as well as vowing ritual to keep all the precepts of laying\r\nBuddhists.

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Following are some taken pictures:

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Translated into English by Nguyen Kha Vi.

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