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Offline Optimus Prime

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Ullambana Day
« on: August 21, 2013, 06:15:21 am »
Happy Ullambana Day everyone!
The day when we dedicate and share good karma with our parents.

Here's how to do it - from the Buddha's instructions from the Ullambana Sutra:
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Good man, if Bhikshus, Bhikshunis, kings, crown princes, great ministers, great officials, cabinet members, the hundred ministers, and the tens of thousands of citizens wish to practice compassionate filial conduct, for the sake of the parents who bore them, as well as for the sake of fathers and mothers of seven lives past, on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, the day of the Buddha’s Delight, the day of the Sangha’s Pravarana, they all should place hundreds of flavors of foods in the Ullambana basins, and offer them to the Pravarana Sangha of the ten directions.

They should vow to cause the length of their present fathers’ and mothers’ lives to reach a hundred years without illnesses, without sufferings, afflictions, or worries, and also vow to cause seven generations of fathers and mothers to leave the sufferings of the hungry ghosts, to be born among humans and gods, and to have blessings and bliss without limit.”

The Buddha told all the good men and good women, “Those disciples of the Buddha who cultivate filial conduct should in thought after thought, constantly recall their present fathers and mothers when making offerings, as well as the fathers and mothers of seven lives past, and for their sakes perform the offering of the Ullambana basin to the Buddha and the Sangha and thus repay the loving kindness of the parents who raised and nourished them.”

Source:  http://www.cttbusa.org/ullambana/ullambana.asp

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Re: Ullambana Day
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 07:35:45 am »
Samples from the Chinese Mahayana Tradition

CTTB Ullambana 2012
2012 佛光山西來寺 盂蘭盆供僧法會

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Re: Ullambana Day
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 07:36:40 am »
Samples from other East Asian Mahayana Traditions

Pagode Phat Hue - Ullambana
Japan's OBON Festival: Invitation for the Dead

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Re: Ullambana Day
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 07:39:47 am »
Samples from other Buddhist Traditions

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Ullambana festival in MBCS


Addendum: Ghost Month invented by Ming Emperor, research shows

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Re: Ullambana Day
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 02:40:16 pm »
Great stuff t!

Because these vids actually show how the Ullamabana ceremonies are performed.

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Re: Ullambana Day
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 06:19:10 pm »
Taiwan Ghost Month (for the Good Brothers)



 


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