PICTURES OF FILIAL PIETY VU LAN – PARENTS’ DAY AT PHÁP NHÃN TEMPLE
Dear the Venerable Masters, Dharma Sisters, and Brothers, jointly attending the great Ceremony of Filial Piety Vu Lan – Parents’ Day at Pháp Nhãn Temple.
Today, Sunday, August 21, 2022, our Pháp Nhãn Temple solemnly celebrates the great Ceremony of Filial Piety Vu Lan – Parents’ Day, Buddhist calendar 2566.
We respectfully hear that:
“Every year, the Full Moon Day of lunar July
we, the filial children, diligently say wellbeing prayers;
Pray for our parents living long in order to
Guide us and our children to rely on peacefulness together.”
“The Father is the Buddha who appears everywhere
The Mother is the Dharma which is so wonderful
We are the Sangha that are harmonious
Our lives always get relaxed.
The Father is the Buddha who is present everywhere
The Mother is the Dharma which is practical and wonderful
We are the Sangha living a peaceful life
Our teacher’s virtue shines in all places.”
(By Thích Trừng Sỹ)
Indeed, every year when the Great Ceremony of Vu Lan – Parents’ Day comes back, the Buddha’s children, despite living in different countries in the world, spend the proper time going to the Temple to listen to the Buddha Dharma and attend the Great Ceremony of Filial Piety Vu Lan – Parents’ Day happily.
According to the developed Buddhist culture, Vu Lan festival means the happy day of the Buddha, the happy day of the Sangha, the day of recognition, expression, and repentance of self-mistakes, the day of offering merit Kathina robes to the Sangha, and the day of cultivating the merit field. Additionally, the day after attending Vassa Vassa Retreat – summer or rains Retreat, the Sangha has one more age in the Dharma, and Vu Lan is also the festival season of filial piety to parents.
According to the Buddhist viewpoint, in Aṅguttara Nikāya, the Buddha teaches us that the parents are two Brahmas. If we filially and respectfully serve our Parents thoughtfully, we will be happy and everyone will praise and respect us.
This year, Pháp Nhãn Temple has enough wholesome conditions to hold Vu Lan – Filial Piety – Parents’ Day to help us know about the meaning of drinking water to remember the source, being grateful, and repaying the gratitude of the Buddha’s children toward the Parents’ birth and upbringing.
We would like to invite you all to see the images of Filial Piety Vu Lan – Parent’s Day at Pháp Nhãn Temple in 2022 happily.