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Repentance Ceremony (in the middle of June)

Update: 11/07/2014
As usual, a thousand of Buddhists from within and outside the city gathered at Hoang Phap pagoda to attend the repentance ceremony in the evening of July 10th 2014 (Lunar June 14th Horse year)
 

Repentance Ceremony (in the middle of June)

 
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In this ceremony, under the permission of the Senior Ven.,\r\nJunior Ven. Thich Tam Dai, the in-placed monk, went on preaching the rest of\r\nthe Drama talk: “Why do we have to take a vow to the Western Pure Land?”.

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In the previous monthly Repentance Ceremony, the Ven.\r\ninformed 5 reasons people should follow to be reborn in the pure land after the\r\ndeath. In this Drama Talk the Ven. continued with the last  5 reasons to\r\nbolster Buddhists’ confidence definitely.

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1. The Buddha did affirm that to be a Buddha was not easy\r\nwhen He introduced the Western Pure Land. Therefore, he advised us recite\r\nBuddha’s names and pray for being reborn there to be the Buddha.

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2. Besides, we should follow Pajapati Gotami’s example,\r\nespecially the female gender. She presented women’s wretched life in this\r\nworld. We have to be aware of this impermanence, short life so that we have to\r\npray to live in pure land after death.

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3. The Pure Land is the central assembly of upper honest\r\nones, Bodhisattvas, sages and saints, where we can achieve deeds easily because\r\nwe are close to good, and wisdom ones.

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4. For the ones following the Mantra, they should pray to\r\nexist in the Pure Land because Samantabradra Bodhisattva, a transformer to\r\nVajrapani, composed “Mantra for the rebirth in the Pure Land” to pray for being\r\nreborn in the Utmost Happiness Western World.

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5. Rebirth in the Pleasure Western World live in Western\r\nafter is for Vaivartika  Bodhisattva.

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Thus, Being reborn in the Bliss World means to be a Buddha\r\nfor one life.

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After the Drama talk, people prayed and recited “Eighty\r\neight Buddha s’ names repentance” and Five Commandments of at-home Buddhists.

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There are some images as below:

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 Translated into English by Duong Dang Huynh Anh.

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