Sau Seng Lum 42nd Ksitigarbha Sutra Congregation

Sau Seng Lum Buddhist Temple successfully organised the first session of the 42nd Ksitigarbha Sutra Congregation, with a total of 152 participants reciting the sutra.

The purpose of this group practice event was to encourage participants to initiate actions through vows and manifest vows through deeds, reaching out to myriad connections. Through the collective strength of recitation, participants gain inspiration from the meaning of the sutra and understand that obtaining a human life is a rare and fortunate opportunity. Therefore, one should practice filial piety and perform virtuous deeds through body, speech and mind. Gaining a deep understanding of the law of cause and effect, one will realize that practicing filial piety and doing good deeds are essential life lessons.

The Abbess, Rev. Chang Heng praised the participants for learning the spirit of the Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva and joining in the group practice of the Ksitigarbha Sutra. Reverend encouraged everyone to invite friends to join, collectively offering blessings to the sentient beings in this world and dedicating merits to beings in the Dharma realm. Together, they embody the great vow of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva to save all suffering sentient beings, accumulating immeasurable virtuous deeds and excellent merits.

All sentient beings are prone to delusion and attachments. The afflictions of greed, anger and ignorance greatly influence one’s body, speech and mind. It also determines their immediate virtuous and evil deeds, even leading to the creation of immeasurable merits or the cultivation of immeasurable negative karma.

“As our hearts become more generous and inclined toward generosity, we will cultivate caring and joyful minds, establishing positive connections with everyone around us, including all sentient beings. By sowing good causes and reaping good results, these positive results become new causes, leading to more positive outcomes in the future.”

Reverend encouraged the participants to cultivate, practice and transform their hearts and minds in daily lives after reciting the Ksitigarbha Sutra and understanding its meaning. This transformation would change themselves and enhance them to help sentient beings relieve suffering and attain happiness compassionately. Moreover, they can widely cultivate the Bodhi mind, change their thoughts and embark on the path to Buddhahood.

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