遇见观音 — 观音诞祈福法会 Meeting Guan Yin Bodhisttva: Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Birthday Prayer Puja

遇见观音 — 观音诞祈福法会 Meeting Guan Yin Bodhisttva: Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Birthday Prayer Puja

今年的观音诞,全球正在积极抗疫。虽然我们在行动管制令下,各处家中,没法共聚一堂,但却更拉近了我们跟观音菩萨的距离。2020年8月8日的观音诞,马来西亚般若佛学会举办了『遇见观音—观音诞祈福法会』,让我们攀上云端,在脸书上跟观世音菩萨接上线!

为了迎接这一天的到来,早在7月中,脸书上便开始了观音图填色活动,让小朋友也能参与为正在辛勤奋斗的地球人送祝福。

观世音菩萨『千处祈求千处应,苦海常作度人舟』,即使足不出户,大家还是可以在家中上线祈求观音灵签。事无大小,皆能祈请菩萨指点迷津。

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当天的线上活动从早上9时开始,『《心之勇士》正能量故事分享会』有见信法师跟大家见面,为大家开启一个朝气蓬勃的早晨。法师引导大家善用清单整顿心绪,让疲于奔命的上班族从纷乱的节奏中,学习理出心的井然有序。

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上午10时,大家在云端上恭诵《普门品》、做广大供养。正值观音成道日的殊胜日子,善恶业成千万倍,功德无量! 众善信纷纷在线上供养,于佛前供灯,或布施主粮给慈善机构。

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下午1时的插花教学邀请了颜德良老师,以花艺展现观世音菩萨度人舟的花船,展现菩萨乘风破浪救度众生的勇悍精神。花船以暖色系的红色为主,粉红色的荷花作为主花,意涵菩萨的慈悲情怀。构思巧妙的花艺作品,令人欣悦喜乐。除了藉此忆念菩萨的伟大功德,花作还开放让大众供养,增长善业。供花功德殊胜,不管是观想供养或是财敬供养,都能累积不可思议的善业资粮。

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之后,『仨锅煮意健康料理烹饪教学』请来了Ms Bee Bee教大家做黄酱当归银线麵。食材中的当归酱和银丝麵都是悦意的健康食品。喜欢的朋友还可即时订购,速递送货。

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接着,下午4时有熊猫姐姐给小朋友们说故事。这次,熊猫姐姐给大家娓娓道来的是观音菩萨在因地身为妙善公主的故事,以及《萤火虫去许愿》的绘本故事,让小朋友们非常欢喜。同时,观音图填色的画作也于此展出,让大家互相随喜。

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夜幕低垂时,晚上的特备线上音乐会请来了吕婉嘉、黄淑仪、慈乐颂者给大家演唱歌颂观世音菩萨的讚颂。近两千八百位观众在线上共享一个淨化心灵的夜晚,也为这殊胜的观音诞画上了句点。

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虽然一日的线上活动已圆满,但观世音菩萨的加持却从未停歇。从早到晚的线上活动,有近六千人次参加。虽然无法齐聚一堂,但网络传播也造就了让更多人参与法会的机会,让身处各地的人们都能一起认识和忆念菩萨的功德,增长对佛菩萨的信心。『皈依福有色,三界器犹狭』,随喜大家一起造下皈依、讚叹、供养三宝的善业,将来必会开出妙乐的花果!

On the birthday of Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva this year, the world is actively fighting against the pandemic. Although we are unable to celebrate this extraordinary and supreme day together, it has brought us closer to Guanyin Bodhisattva. In this day, August 8, 2020, Malaysian Bo Re Buddhist Organisation had organised the “Meeting Guan Yin Bodhisttva: Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Birthday Prayer Puja”, providing us an opportunity to be connected to Guan Yin Bodhisattva on the cloud and on Facebook!

In order to welcome this day, a coloring activity of Guanyin pictures had been started priorly on mid-July on Facebook. It enables children to participate in sending blessings to the people around the world who are striving hard for our benefit.

Guan Yin Bodhisattva is in everywhere whenever we supplicate for His help, just like a ship carrying people across the sea of afflictions. Even if everyone stays at home, one is still able to pray for Guan Yin Bodhisattva, drawing divine lots for indications. No matter how severe the problems you are facing, you can supplicate to Bodhisattva for His guidance.

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The puja, which also comprises a set of online activities, started at 9 am. In the first online activity, “Morning Hero: Positive Energy Story Sharing Session”, Venerable Jen met with everyone, and subsequently the aura turns vigorous. Venerable guides everyone to list down key matters in order to get one’s mindstream organised. This enables people to calm down and put their thoughts in order while leading a busy and heavily-engaged lifestyle.

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At 10 o’clock, everyone was reciting “The Universal Door Of Guanshiyin Bodhisattva” online and performing a vast offering. On this special day of Avalokitesvara Enlightenment Day, good and evil karma is multiplied thousands of times, and the merits are immense! Devotees participating in this event have made offerings online, offering lamps to the Buddha, or donating food supply to charities.

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In the flower design tutorial at 1 pm, participants learnt about various creative ways of designing flowers. This includes the flower boat manifested by Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva to save us from afflictions, showing the bodhisattva’s brave spirit of riding the wind and waves, saving sentient beings from dangers and perils. The flower boat is mainly in warm red, and the main flowers used are pink lotuses, implying the compassion of the Bodhisattva. The cleverly conceived floral work brings delight and joy to everyone. In addition, this masterpiece is also available to the public for making offerings and planting good karma. The merits of offering flowers are extraordinary. Regardless whether it is by imaginations or by real money, one can accumulate incredible good karma from this.

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After that, we have “Healthy food cooking demo” by Ms Bee Bee. From the lesson, we can learn how to make angelica noodles with yellow sauce. The angelica sauce and silver noodles used in the recipe are organic foods by Yes Natural Malaysia. Those who like to purchase the ingredients had the opportunity to place their order immediately and receive their purchased items via delivery.

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Then, at 4 pm, it was Sister Panda’s storytelling time! This time, Sister Panda told everyone the story of Guanyin Bodhisattva manifesting as Princess Miaoshan, and the story of the picture book “Firefly Makes a Wish”, which made the children very happy. At the same time, the masterpieces submitted to the coloring contest were displayed, letting everyone to rejoice at each other.

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During the night, a special online concert was held, starring Aru, Huang Shuyi, and JenMeow to sing praises of Guanshiyin Bodhisattva. Nearly 2,800 viewers shared a night of soul purification online, which also put an end to this wonderful “Meeting Guan Yin Bodhisttva” event.

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Although this one-day online activity has came to an end, the blessing of Guanyin Bodhisattva has never stopped. Nearly 6,000 people participated in the online activities, from morning to night. Although it is impossible to gather in a place physically, Internet communication , however, provides opportunities for more people to participate in the puja, so that people from all over the world can learn and remember the merits of the Bodhisattva together, and strengthen their confidence in Buddha. Merits and Virtues by Taking Refuge in Dharma, cannot be loaded by even a gigantic container equivalent to the Tri-sahasra-mahā-sahasra-lokadhātu. Rejoice at everyone in creating the good karma through taking refuge, admiration, and offering to the Triple Gems. Your endeavors will be blissful and be abundant of happy outcomes in the future!

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