Going to Tu Quang Pagoda (Linh Xuan Ward, Thu Duc City) asked Venerable Thich Thien Y, all Buddhists know because he has been associated with many charitable works, sharing with those with less fortunate lives, the Disadvantaged people.
An immeasurable heart will have an immeasurable merit
Born in 1964, in Ho Chi Minh City in a family following Buddhism for many generations, Venerable Thich Thien Y left home in 1980, at the age of 16, in 2009 he was appointed as the abbot. The Venerable was appointed by the Buddhist Executive Board of Thu Duc District (former) to hold the position of Head of the Department of Dissemination of the Dharma. In his new position, in addition to taking care of the Buddhist affairs of the temple and of the Buddhist Church, Venerable Thich Thien Y also has many social charity activities to make practical contributions to the community.
After 40 years of practice, Venerable Thien Y has always kept in mind that a good practitioner must know how to associate religious work with world affairs. The heart of compassion, kindness, tolerance, generosity and always wishes to direct people to the good and good values, the core values of the philosophy of life, view of the world, in the spirit of “Serving” sentient beings are making offerings to the Buddhas.” The Venerable’s lectures on Buddhism are easy to understand and remember, helping local people and Buddhists near and far to understand correctly about human ethics and Buddhist teachings. Along with mobilizing people to build a cultural and economic life, he is also the host of many charity programs.
In the year 2019-2020, the Venerable Master mobilized Buddhists to contribute to the “For the Poor” fund of the Fatherland Front, to organize the construction of houses of love, to visit and give gifts to the heroic Vietnamese mother, the lonely elderly; giving scholarships to poor studious students; As the Standing Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Nguyen Huu Tho Scholarship Club, he called on Manh sponsors and Buddhists to contribute 130 million VND each year, helping hundreds of disadvantaged students to be continue learning; He actively campaigned for social charity work in the locality and remote provinces with more than 10 billion VND. Coordinated with the Standing Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Thu Duc District to organize a vegetarian Butffet to contribute to the Fund for the Poor of Thu Duc District with a total amount of 350 million VND; contributed VND 30 million to the Fund for the Poor in Linh Xuan Ward. Carrying out the campaign “City people do not litter on roads and canals because the city is clean and reduce flooding”; I myself have mobilized monks in pagodas and Buddhists to separate waste at source and build a model of environmental protection green – clean – beautiful in religious establishments; do not burn or scatter votive papers when there are events or funerals; limit burning incense when visiting pagodas or religious festivals; When the ward Fatherland Front Committee asked for help in difficult cases when he died, the Master received the organization for free, the funeral was held solemnly, the funeral expenses were supported by the Master, and the ashes were kept at the temple.
With the spirit of “Serving sentient beings is making offerings to the Buddhas”, every month, in addition to cooking charity rice at the temple on the full moon day and the 1st day, it serves free of charge to about 200 people/day. Tan Dinh mental sanatorium in Tan Uyen, Binh Duong province with necessities, cakes, rice, milk, blankets, mats… visiting twice a month. He always has a heart to focus on the weak, the orphaned children; receive regular monthly sponsorship for 25 local difficult cases,
Not only actively responding to movements and activities of the local government, Venerable Thich Thien Y always guides Buddhists to study according to the Buddha’s teachings, strictly abide by the State’s laws on faith. threshold, religion; mobilizing monks, nuns, and Buddhists to well implement the movement “All people participate in protecting national security, implement a civilized cultural lifestyle, eliminate backward customs and superstitions, do not burn votive papers, save money in funerals and weddings, save money in expenses to take care of the family and participate in charity, social and humanitarian work.
In the movement of solidarity to build a new countryside and a civilized city, the Venerable Master has propagated and mobilized monks and Buddhists to participate in planting trees, and organize the classification of domestic waste at source; organized the release of hundreds of tons of fish into the river, in order to balance the ecosystem, contribute to making the face of the homeland more spacious, clean and beautiful… Along with the implementation of social charity activities, the Venerable Master. There have been many practical jobs to build cultural life in residential areas. During the recent election of the 15th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels, the Venerable Master actively propagated the meaning of the election to the people and Buddhists by visual means, during lectures; volunteered to take care of logistics to serve the polling station in Quarter 1, Linh Xuan ward very attentively.
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Responding to the call of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Thu Duc City, Tu Quang Pagoda organized a “Lovely Kitchen” that is always red to serve people in difficult circumstances, Venerable Thich Thien Y shared, see here This is a very humane thing to do, to do and to do, especially now that the whole city is fighting the epidemic together, everyone has to be responsible for the community and society, so Tu Quang pagoda joins in. and provide 200 meals a day, depending on the situation, it can be increased by 500 meals to contribute to taking good care of the people”; presented 15 tons of vegetables and fruits, 7.5 tons of rice, 300 boxes of noodles to Thu Duc Parish to show affection and solidarity of religions; giving gifts and taking care of 1,000 disadvantaged households in neighborhoods 1,2,4,5; support and contribute to the Fatherland Front Committee of Linh Xuan ward, giving to needy households 9 tons of rice, 20 tons of vegetables and fruits; 15 million support for the epidemic prevention fund in Linh Xuan ward; 30 million VND for the prevention and control of the Vietnam Fatherland Front in Thu Duc City. Coordinating with the People’s Committee of Linh Xuan ward to organize a quick test for COVID-19 for households in Quarter 1, Linh Xuan ward.
Referring to the things he has done, Venerable Thich Thien Y always thinks that these are very simple things that he must do to be true to the motto “Living a good life – beautiful religion”. Talking about his plans in the near future, the Venerable Master will continue to call on benefactors and people to join hands to donate and support to help more people. His philanthropic heart and deeds have contributed positively to social charity activities, programs to reduce poor households, increase better-off households in the locality. The noble gestures, solidarity, love and charity are greatly appreciated by the government and people, spreading the compassionate spirit of Buddhism in social life. The Venerable’s enthusiastic and positive spirit for community life is really a shining example that deserves to be commended.
With many contributions to charity work, Venerable Thich Thien Y was honored to receive the Certificate of Merit from the Prime Minister for studying and following Ho Chi Minh’s ideology, morality and style, contributing to the construction of socialism. and defend the Fatherland; Certificate of merit from City People’s Committee and certificate of merit from Thu Duc district (old) for many years.