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观音诞 - 千佛祈福消灾法会 Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Blessing Dharma Assembly


by Poh Ming Tse Temple



Date:27 October 2018
Time:9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Who is Guan Shi Yin Pu Sa

Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva (GUANSHIYIN PUSA)

Guanshiyin Pusa or Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva* is one of the four best known Bodhisattvas in Mahayana Buddhism.  Widely venerated by many as the embodiment of the universal compassion, Guanshiyin Pusa means the Bodhisattva who hears the pleas for help from those in distress or suffering in the world. Bodhisattva save all beings and lead them to the path of enlightenment, which always bring us across the sea of woes safely without fail.

* A Bodhisattva is someone who is on the path of practice towards Enlightenment.  It also refers to a being who deliberately postpones his full enlightenment in order to help other sentient beings and show them the path to Enlightenment.

COMMEMORATION DAYS

There are three commemorative days for Guanshiyin Pusa that are observed by the Mahayana Buddhist community in a year. The 19th day of the 2nd lunar month is celebrated by many as Bodhisattva’s birthday; the 19th day of the 6th lunar month is widely commemorated as Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day; while the 19th day of the 9th lunar month is observed as Bodhisattva’s Renunciation Day. This is based on the life of Princess Miao Shan as one of Guanshiyin Pusa’s manifestations which is widely believed by the Chinese.

何谓观世音菩萨

观世音菩萨* 或称(Avalokitesvara)是汉传佛教里四大菩萨之一。观世音菩萨被广泛的崇敬为慈悲的体现,所谓“有求必应”,菩萨观世间苦难众生所发出的求救声,以适当的因缘救度众生。菩萨立誓以施无畏的精神救度一切困苦众生迈向证悟之道,因此菩萨能无误的将我们从轮回大海中平安的带往彼岸。所谓苦海常做度人舟。

*菩萨是为了证悟成佛而在菩提道 上精进修行的圣者。又或者是一位为了继续帮助众生而将自身的佛果位延后的圣者

纪念日

观世音菩萨在一年内有三个纪念日是被大乘佛教徒所遵守的。农历二月十九日是观世音菩萨的诞生,农历六月十九日是菩萨的证悟日,农历九月十九日是菩萨的出家日。



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