地藏追思报恩法会

各位大德、居士:

值此七月盛夏,本寺将启建九天地藏追思报恩法会,届时将由法师带领大众念诵《地藏菩萨本愿功德经》,以祈世界和平,人民安乐,先亡得度,现眷吉祥。

On the 1st to 9th of the Seventh Lunar month, our monastery would conduct a nine day “Ksitigarbha’s Rememberance and Repaying of Kindness Puja”. Venerable Sirs would lead in the recitation of “The Sutra of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha’s Fundamental Vows” and dedicate it to world peace, well-being of citizens, deliverance of the deceased, and the auspiciousness of those living.

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地藏追思报恩法会
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日期/Date: 2017年8月22日至8月30日(农历七月初一至初九日)| 22/8/2017 – 30/8/2017
时间/Time:晚上8点正至9点30分 | 8 pm – 9.30 pm
地点/Venue:光明山普觉禅寺大悲殿 | The Great Compassion Hall
询问/Enquiry:6849 5300 | 海报
法会结束后,有巴士车载送至宏茂桥巴士转换站
The monastery had catered bus to ferry participants to Ang Mo Kio bus interchange after the puja.

• One of the two prayers to be held during Ullambana on 5th September is the Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance Puja. The prayer is to repent one’s unwholesome deeds, including karmic actions done in body, speech and mind.
The repentance helps to eliminate negativity in life and dedicate merits to all departed ones.

光明山普觉禅寺将于9月5日,盂兰盆节,礼诵慈悲三昧水忏。礼诵慈悲三昧水忏可消宿世业障,超度冤亲债主,礼忏者也能清净其身口意。如果参加这礼忏,可把这些功德回向给离世的亲人,希望他们能早日往生西方极乐净土。

• This year’s Ullambana falls on 5th September (the 15th day of the lunar 7th month). Commonly known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, Ullambana’s originated from the story of Venerable Mandgalyana and his mother. Venerable Mandgalyana was in meditation and discovered his mother was suffering after being reborn in the realm of the hungry ghost realm. He approached Buddha for help who advised him to make offerings to the monks on his mother’s behalf. The merit made through this offering brought relief to his mother.

农历七月十五,是佛教的盂兰盆节。 本寺谨定于2017年9月5日(农历七月十五日)举行盂兰盆法会。此法会源自于目犍连尊者救度他母亲的故事。《盂兰盆经》记载,目犍连尊者在禅定中见到去世的母亲在饿鬼道受无量苦,于是向佛陀求助,佛陀教导他设斋供养十方清净僧众,以僧宝的修行功德帮助母亲脱离饿鬼道。此布施之功德也能使供养者,往昔七世父母、六亲眷属得远离三恶道,现世父母及其本人,长寿无病无恼,衣食自然具足,身心安乐。

• The second prayer held during Ullambana on 5th September is the Yogacara Ulka-mukha Puja.
According to the Ulka-mukha Preta Sutra, Venerable Ananda ( a chief disciple of the Buddha) saw Lord of Hungry Ghost while meditating.
The Lord of Hungry Ghost was emaciated in appearance with hideous features, and told Venerable Ananda about the sufferings in the realm of hungry ghosts.
Venerable Ananda was told that he would die in three days and suffer the same fate as the Lord of Hungry Ghost.
Venerable Ananda sought help from the Buddha who taught him the proper way of bestowing food to the hungry ghosts, and to deliver these beings from sufferings through the Buddha’s teaching.

本寺将在当天设有施放瑜伽焰口。
据《佛说救拔熖口饿鬼陀罗尼经》记载,阿难尊者在禅定中见一饿鬼名曰焰口。其形丑陋,身体枯瘦,口中火然,咽如针锋,头发蓬乱,爪牙长利,甚可怖畏,住阿难前,白阿难言︰却后三日汝命将尽,即便生于饿鬼之中。
阿难尊者急忙到佛前哀求救度。佛对阿难说:焰口是观音菩萨的化身。为了度阿难尊者,佛陀为他说焰口经与施食法。从此以后,施放焰口,饿鬼都得到超度。在瑜伽焰口法会中,除了解除饿鬼饿虚之处,最主要是为他们说法,皈依,受戒,令他们具足正见,使他们解脱苦难,脱离恶趣,成就菩提。

Understanding Ullambana
Ullambana