Sunday, 7 June 2009

Merit multiplying day!

Today marks the 15th day of Saka Dawa. This is the most auspicious day and has special significance for Buddhists especially Tibetan Buddhists as all 3 stages of his life - birth, enlightenment and passing into nirvana are witnessed in this period known as Saka Dawa.

During this period we believe that if we perform good and virtuous acts, they will multiply by 100 million times. Therefore this day it is good to offer prayers and give alms to the poor and make donations. We should not kill any living being, not steal and not lie and not eat meat. It is good to go temple for prayers. Devotees can light lamps, candles and incense sticks before Buddha.

It is a nice coincidence that today is Mediacorp's charity show "True Hearts 公益献爱心" at 7pm on Channel 8. This charity show is raising funds in aid of more than 360,000 children, families, elderly and people with disabilities. Help to build a life of dignity and hope for them.

Here's your chance to do a good deed by donating to them or any temples or charitable organisations. May you be blessed and happy always!

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” - Buddha

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