On October 9, new year (November 13, 2021), Khanh An Monastery solemnly held a ceremony to pray for the departed souls because of the Covid-19 epidemic.
On October 9, new year (November 13, 2021), Khanh An Monastery solemnly held a ceremony to pray for the departed souls because of the Covid 19 epidemic.
Attending the ceremony were DT. Thich Chi Giac Thong – Vice Chairman and Chief Secretary of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Department of Culture. Ho Chi Minh City, venerable leaders of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Executive Board. District 12 has TT. Thich Tri Thuong – Head of the Department; TT. Thich Quang Thien- Head of Legal Department, TT. Thich Minh Tam – Head of Supervisory Board, TT. Thich Hue Thanh, former Head of the Supervisory Board, DD. Thich Thien Lap, former Head of Ceremonies, NS.Thich Nu Hue Khanh – Deputy Head of Department and Chief Secretary, Sister Thich Nu Dieu Minh – Chief of Office and about 40 Buddhists attended directly and thousands of Buddhists attended. attend online.
At 3:00 p.m., the opening ceremony of Buddhist sutras and 4:00 p.m. of the worshiping ceremony of the holy spirits is celebrated by Master Thich Tri Chon. At 17 o’clock, the ceremony of chanting and praying was held by the Venerable Lord of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha. District 12 is presided over by Venerable Thich Hue Thanh.
At 6:30 pm, the candlelight ceremony to pray for the departed spirits due to the Covid-19 epidemic took place.
After the recitation of the title of the Master and a minute of compassion and meditation was the opening speech of Master Thich Tri Chan. The teacher said: The biggest loss caused by the epidemic is health and life. Vietnam has more than one million infected people and more than 22,000 deaths (so far). This is the common pain of the whole nation, not just anyone.
In the spirit of yin and super yang, in order for the existing to have peace and happiness, the deceased must be transcended. Therefore, the ceremony not only prays for the deceased to be saved, but also prays that the epidemic will pass quickly so that society can be at peace. History will record the sad days of the epidemic and it reminds descendants to always remember with the spirit of gratitude and gratitude. All the tragedies of life are also caused by human beings with unwholesome body, unwholesome speech and unwholesome mind. The lesson of the epidemic reminds people to live with a good heart. Humans are different, but share the same atmosphere to breathe. Polluted air is a disaster for mankind. People living must know how to protect the only common home that is the land environment, water environment, air environment. . .
Today’s ceremony is called the candlelight prayer ceremony. The light of the candle represents wisdom and the warmth of the candle represents love. Relying on the wisdom and love of the Buddha, may the incense spirits be released to a peaceful realm.
On behalf of the group of Buddhists who proposed to organize the ceremony, Mr. Tran Hoang Bao was moved to express his gratitude to the monks and nuns for solemnly organizing this prayer ceremony. He said: those who are not infected are a blessing, a great luck in life, cherish the health and life of each person. Be sympathetic and sorry for the painful loss of the spirits who have no loved ones at the end of their lives. He has confidence that the departed spirits will be accepted. Representative of the Buddhist group proposed to organize the ceremony, Mr. Tran Hoang Bao was moved to express his gratitude to the monks and nuns for solemnly organizing the meeting. this prayer. He said: those who are not infected are a blessing, a great luck in life, cherish the health and life of each person. Be sympathetic and sorry for the painful loss of the souls who have no loved ones at the end of their lives. He believes that the spirits of the past will receive prayer energy from the venerable virtues and attending Buddhists.
Ms. Nguyen Thi My Loc, living in District 5, is one of the Buddhists whose mother died during the pandemic. She expressed her emotion at the love and peaceful energy of the monks and nuns who held a ceremony to pray for them. The spirit is reborn in the pure land. After the speeches, Master Thich Tri Chon performed the ritual of lighting candles. He received the light of compassion and wisdom from the Blessed One to the audience. He also instructed the masses to spread loving-kindness to all sentient beings.
He also mentioned the pain of more than 1500 children in Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh was orphaned due to the death of his parents due to the Covid-19 epidemic. He also expressed his gratitude, after two weeks of launching, the monastery has received nearly four hundred million dong from the contributions of esteemed monks, nuns and Buddhists at home and abroad. He hopes that the Monastery will receive another hundred million dong to have five hundred million dong sent to you to help orphans due to the death of their parents due to the Covid-19 epidemic. The ceremony ended in a dignified and happy mood. with everyone in attendance.
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