On the morning of May 8, 2022 (ie, April 8, Lunar New Year), Lien Phai Pagoda (Hanoi) solemnly celebrated Buddha’s Birthday and gave gifts to Disabled Children in City, Hanoi on the occasion of PL birthday. .2566 – DL. 2022.
Every April of the lunar calendar, when the lotus flowers are in full bloom, the season of Worryless flowers returns, making Buddhists across the five continents full of joy, welcoming the birth of the Enlightened One Shakyamuni.
HT.Thich Gia Quang, Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, Head of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, abbot of Lien Phai Pagoda presided over the ceremony; with the venerable monks and many esteemed Buddhists from all over the world to attend.
Every season of Buddha’s Birthday, the Dharma Lord sends a letter to the venerable monks, nuns, and Buddhists across the country on the occasion of Buddha’s birthday. At the ceremony, HT.Thich Gia Quang read the message of Happy Buddha’s Birthday to Buddhist monks and nuns in the country and abroad of the Dharma Master Thich Tri Quang.
The Buddha’s birthday season has returned, and the Buddha’s children across the five continents are happy to welcome the day when the Master brings the light of vast wisdom and endless source of love to mankind. This is an opportunity for all of us to review the history of Shakyamuni Buddha, an opportunity for Buddhists to contemplate, live according to his golden teachings, follow his enlightenment path to bring humanity to peace, tranquility and happiness.
The Buddha taught: All things and phenomena are dependent on birth. Accordingly, humans are responsible in each of their thoughts and actions to protect the beauty of the planet, and play a decisive role in the prosperity, prosperity, and future of the universe in which we live. .
In the Anguttara Nikaya, the World-Honored One again taught: Those who do not achieve the Holy Realm, the Holy Wisdom, the Holy Concentration, and the Holy Liberation, that person will separate himself from the Dharma and the Law of the Tathagata. Practicing Precepts – Concentration – Wisdom is to show one’s responsibility to oneself, to others, to human life and to society. According to the Buddha’s teachings, social responsibility is the standard of both personal morality and social morality. Every individual and every organization has the responsibility and obligation to act for the happiness and peace of mankind. Therefore, in any circumstances, a Buddhist disciple must also uphold morality, strictly observe precepts and obey the law; at the same time diligently practice the teachings of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity to nourish body and mind. That is the foundation for implementing social responsibility, eliminating evil, hatred and insensitivity in society. This is also the premise and motivation for each of us to fulfill our social responsibility, together to build a better society.
This year’s Buddha’s Birthday season returned in a joyful atmosphere after more than 2 years of the Covid-19 epidemic, having to implement social distancing at different levels. Right now, the Buddha’s children promote even more the tradition of protecting the nation and the people, accompanying the nation. Each monk and nun should uphold their responsibilities and fulfill their duties in the spirit of: Discipline – Responsibility – Solidarity – Development. continue to play an important role in the great national unity bloc, actively in the cause of construction and defense of the Vietnamese Fatherland.
On behalf of the Buddha’s birthday celebration, on behalf of the Standing Committee of the Council for Evidence of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, I would like to extend my praise of merit to the venerable monks and nuns at all levels of the Church, and monastic establishments throughout the country, Vietnamese Buddhist compatriots in the country and abroad have done a good job of serving humanity and living a good life; Wishing everyone a peaceful life in the teachings of the Tathagata!
At the ceremony, Most Venerable Thich Gia Quang presented gifts to Disabled Children in City, Hanoi.
In the cozy sacred atmosphere HT. Thich Gia Quang performed the main rituals such as the Moc Duc ceremony, also known as the Buddha Bathing ceremony, and explained to the public the meaning of Buddha’s birthday. The Venerable Master also encouraged monks and nuns and Buddhists to know how to be grateful for the high merits of the Buddha Shakyamuni, always diligently practice and propagate the Dharma, benefiting from birth, doing good and avoiding evil, worthy of being his children. Buddha. japan.
The ceremony ended in a joyful atmosphere, everyone’s faces were still filled with joy and piety. The presence of everyone on the occasion of the Buddha’s birthday celebration has shown the sincere heart of the Buddha’s children towards their Father.
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