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The 51st Program of Dharma Light

Update: 25/05/2015
On the morning of May 24, 2015 (Lunar April Horse Year), Hoang Phap pagoda organized The 51st Program of Dharma Light for thousands of Buddhists from HoChiMinh City (HCMC) and surrounding provinces.

The 51st Program of Dharma Light


In this program, Junior Venerable Thich Dao Quang, on the\r\nresponse of the Organizing Board, cleared up all the Buddhists’ questions.
Following are the questions raised:

Q. 1: Honorable Venerable!

I have been a daughter-in-law for 10 years. My mother-in-law\r\nis unkind and bullies me overtly. She is always punctilious and scolds at me in\r\nunstinting words. For example, she continuously said that being a\r\ndaughter-in-law in her house was really easy, and happy as if I, a rat falling\r\ninto a jar of rice, meanwhile her own daughter becames a miserable\r\ndaughter-in-law. she probably did ill-treat me to revenge for her daughter who\r\nhad failed to have love from husband’s family. Many times I want to divorce my\r\nhusband because he simply unhold and even takes her side, however, I cannot let\r\nmy children separated. I am so sorrowful and do not know how to live happily\r\nwith my mother-in-law as well as my husband’s family. Please give me advice.

I sincerely give many thanks.

Q. 2: Honorable Venerable!

 My husband and I took Triratna Refuge and\r\ncultivate in Buddha recitation method. However, lately my husband\r\nhave done many strange behaviors in cultivation, making me really worried. He\r\nquit Buddha recitation and bowed every day but followed another method, which I\r\nfelt truly weird because I have not heard any monks talking about it. It is\r\ncalled “Wonderful sound” method instructed by the Venerable Tran Tam. He said\r\nthis method is transcendent and followers will be awarded the support of God;\r\nespecially, they are able to emancipate from enligthenment in present life.\r\nBesides, he and his friends are going to come to Cambodia for studying this\r\nmethod from his. Therefore, I cannot be unworried about him now. Please give me\r\nthe truth of this. I wonder if Tran tam is a true Venerable, whether this\r\nmethod is right Dharma or not, and what is this method? In addition, I heard\r\nthe cultivators will be transmitted a mind-seal of his to achieve\r\nenlightenment. So how is the mind-seal action? What I should advise my husband\r\nin this case? I faithfully hope your instructions..
I am truly grateful to you.

In the end, Senior Venerable Thich Chan Tinh, the abbot of\r\nHoang Phap pagoda and the director Buddhist Dharma Light program, made comments\r\non the answers of Junior Venerable Thich Dao Quang. Moreover, in the\r\nspirit of the Vesak’s great ceremony ( Buddhist Calendar 2559 – Solar Calendar\r\n2015), he encouraged Buddhists should, respond to this notable ceremony, hang\r\nflying flags and banners at homes and if possible they establish a Lumbini\r\ngarden at home yards to show deep gratitude and commemoration to the Buddha’s\r\nbirthday. The procedure of flying flags, banners in the Vesak day were directed\r\nby Central Buddhist Church of Vietnam and approved by the Buddhist Governmental\r\nDepartment, therefore, this is not illegal and officially authorized by\r\ngovernment. The Vesak is regarded as the greatest ceremony of Buddhism. The\r\nVen. hopes Buddhists should carry out practical actions to commemorate the great\r\nritual.

Some photos taken below:

Translated into English by Luong Bao Hoang Phuong.

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