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Repentance Ceremony Ending June.

Update: 26/07/2014
In the twilight of July 26th, 2014 (June 30th, Horse Year), Buddhists from inside and outside the city returned at Hoang Phap pagoda to attend the repentance ceremony.
 

Repentance Ceremony Ending June.

 
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Before this ceremony, as usual, it was the preaching\r\nundertaken by the in-placed monk. Junior Ven. Thich Tam Dao shared the Drama\r\ntalk "The four important gratitude".

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In society, everybody has his or her interacted\r\nconnection, closely causal predestinated condition a reciprocal gratitude\r\ntogether. The closest is parent’s grace, then teacher’s and friend’s grace,\r\ngeneral is the country’s, and last are all living beings’. Specifically,\r\nBuddhists have to remember thankfulness of the Three Treasures. Therefore, we\r\nmust know how to repay this great favor in the right way. According to the\r\nBuddhism, there are four deep thanks: the debt to parents, the debt to Three\r\nTreasures, the debt to the nation and society, the debt to all sentient\r\nbeings.

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The gratitude to the parents: Parents gave birth, brought up and educated us to be a good\r\nperson; therefore, each has an obligation to repay the favor to parents. In\r\naddition to respect, support maintain, love, care for them, we should know to\r\npreserve the family reputation with ethical and charitable lifestyle. Filial\r\nchildren really need to advice parents to take refuge in the Triratna, learning\r\nand practicing the Dharma, help parents extend their belief in the Dharma to\r\nbenefit this life and afterlives.\r\n\r\n

The gratitude of the Three Treasures to masters: The\r\nphysical world, teachers are the ones who broaden knowledge, encourage and\r\nsupport us to be good humans. In terms of super-natural meaning, teachers who\r\nlead us to the enlightened path, sublimate us in spiritual life. In addition,\r\nwe also have a deep grace, which is the grace of Three Jewels. Buddha is the\r\none who direct the path to enlightenment; Dharma is fundamental teachings or\r\nprinciples that guide our practice; monks are teachers who cultivate themselves\r\nfor us and for others. Therefore, Buddhists have always remembered of the three\r\ntreasures grace including Buddha, Dharma and monks.

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The gratitude to the Nation and society: Nation grace\r\nis the thankfulness to the leaders who maintain national defense, social\r\ndevelopment and prosperity. In addition, each citizen must always respect, bear\r\nin mind the ones who protect peace by day and night. Reminding of the country’s\r\ngrace, we have to think about predecessors, the heroic martyrs who built and\r\ndefended the country, help us with a peaceful life today.

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The gratitude to all sentient beings: Living beings\r\nfrom innumerable lives to now have been rotating to be parents, children, grandchildren\r\nwho have been bearing grace together. In present life, each individual was also\r\ncorrelated with the close community and society generally and with all things\r\npractically, by which we are indebted to one another. We regularly need to\r\nremember this.

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After the Dharma talk, good men and believing women\r\nsincerely joined in the Repentance Ceremony. In 8:00 PM, the ceremony\r\nended, the Buddhists recite the five precepts of the lay people.

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There are some images as below:

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Translated into English by Pham Le Trung Khuong

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