POEM OF REMEMBERING VU LAN – PARENTS’ DAY
Dear respected Venerable Monks and Nuns,
Dear Dharma Sisters and Brothers,
I would like to read “the Poem of Remembering Vu Lan – Parents’ Day” composed by myself as follows:
Today is Vu Lan Festival
We respectfully offer Parents full of love
Mother is like the lyrics of the homeland
Lulling little kids peacefully on the path of compassion.
Gentle mother in the peaceful spring light
Gives her children a beautiful dream of immense love
Takes care of them in harmonious days and months
Brings them to school in their childhood memories.
Parents’ kindness we are grateful to
Looking after their sick children is never difficult
To stay up late, get up early, and take medicine
Parents hope their children will get well and ready to sacrifice themselves.
Trying to work hard and to do their best
giving children to go to school in love
Parents who are strenuous and arduous
love their children to still impact the noble way for them.
Father who always supports the spirit
Help children overcome all the times of suffering
The mother who always is a miracle person
Helps her children overcome anxiety and confusion.
The mother who lulls a peaceful sleep
Gives children a peaceful day and month forever
gives them happiness and freedom
gives them to resound with the laughs of innocence.
Parents cultivate dreams
Parents’ kindness children worship in their hearts
Father’s love and mother’s heart are deeply grateful
We would like to remember to nourish the seeds of gratitude.
Vu Lan festival, we vow to be sincere
Paying filial piety to our parents, we would like to repay
The gentle mother is as beautiful as a lotus
Praying for parents to have more peaceful days.
I would like to thank you all for your listening.
Namo Maha Moggallāna Bodhisattva.