Grateful for the great merits of the late Most Venerable Thich Thien Hao for the Dharma and the Nation, in Vietnam Quoc Tu (District 10, Ho Chi Minh City), On the morning of July 12, the Executive Board of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha of Ho Chi Minh City solemnly celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Venerable Master’s death.
Proving the ceremony has: Elder Most Venerable Thich Tri Quang, Ruler of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha; Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, Chairman of the Council of Scholars; Most Venerable Thich Le Trang, Head of the Buddhist Executive Board of Ho Chi Minh City; with the Elders of the Council of Elders; Venerables Ton Duc Buddhist Council, Ho Chi Minh City Buddhist Executive Board and standing Executive Committee of districts, Thu Duc City.
At the Vietnam Quoc Tu ancestral hall, in front of the image of the Most Venerable Thich Thien Hao, the Venerable Monks respectfully offered incense to commemorate, propagate the merits, and pay homage to the late Venerable Venerable Master who devoted his whole life to Daoism. Law and the Nation, for the cause of Buddhist revival, the establishment and development of a strong Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha.
In a dignified and pure atmosphere, with all respect, the assembly chanted the Heart Sutra to make offerings to the Venerable Venerable Master and prayed for his spiritual enlightenment to be elevated to the highest rank, and to achieve no birth.
Most Venerable Thich Thien Hao, alias Truong Minh Dat, was born on February 15, 1911 (year of the Rat) in An Phu Dong village, Hoc Mon district, Gia Dinh province, now Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk with Patriarch Hue Dang, abbot of Thien Thai Pagoda – Ba Ria, and was given the Dharma by the Patriarch, named Trung Thanh, from Phap Quang, with the name Thien Hao, 42nd generation of the Thien Thai Zen Congregation, that year the Venerable Master had just completed his birthday. 16 years old.
When the country was in danger, the Venerable Master thought for the nation and committed himself to participate in the National Salvation Front, the Southern Liberation Front, the Patriotic Buddhist Liaison Board….
With the merits and vows of a Tathagata messenger, the Most Venerable Master painted an image of the master Sangha in the minds and memories of monks, nuns, Buddhists and the people of Vietnam, as well as in the past. The shining history of Vietnamese Buddhism in modern times.
When the predestined relationship was over, the Venerable Venerable Master released the newspaper of peace and collected the spirit of Thi Chi at 09:00 am on July 20, 1997 (on the 16th day of the 6th lunar month) at Xa Loi Pagoda, District 3, City. Ho Chi Minh. Having lived in the world for 86 years, the Lower Land has experienced 66 seasons of summer residence.
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