𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 is an important day for Buddhists to commemorate their departed loves ones and to perform filial piety. It also coincides with the monks rainy retreat period, that Buddhist offering alms and dana requisites to the Sangha members.
However, this year Ullambana Festival is still under the pneumonia epidemic. The Malaysia Maha Karuna Buddhist Society did not hold any ground prayer ceremony for the purpose. The great monk, Chief Rev B. Sri Saranankara Maha Thero is compassionate to let the voluntary administrator team receive and sort out the name list from public, for sutras recitation and merit transference to the ancestors of the devotees. It is especially to let the devotees have no regrets, for those who live far away that not able to go to the temple for meritorious deeds in the name of the departed one or those unable to visit the graves.
Even so, devotees can still practice together through the network on the evening of 21 August 2021, reciting the sutras at home, and perform the merits transference to the departed loved ones under the guidance of the Chief Reverend B.Sri Saranankara.
𝐎𝐧 𝟐𝟐 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏, 𝐌𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐡𝐚 𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐮𝐧𝐚 𝐁𝐮𝐝𝐝𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐕𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐝 𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐬 𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝟓𝟎 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐤𝐬/𝐧𝐮𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐫𝐢 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐚, 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚, 𝐁𝐡𝐮𝐭𝐚𝐧, 𝐐𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐡𝐚𝐢 𝐘𝐮𝐬𝐡𝐮, 𝐍𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐥, 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐕𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐧𝐚𝐦 ; 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐡𝐚 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬.
The Malaysia Maha Karuna Buddhist Society hopes that during this epidemic, Buddhist disciples can express filial piety and commemorate their ancestors, and while doing good deeds for the ancestors, the the living sentient beings live in peace. Both are benefited.
With this merit, we pray that the Three Jewels blessings will be strengthened, and the global epidemic will be relieved as soon as possible, and the country and the people will be peaceful; the present parents will be physically and mentally healthy, increase happiness and prolong life; deceased parents and ancestors will be reborn at a better place or attain ultimate bliss of nibbana; The ten directions sentient beings are blessed and free from sufferings, and soon achieve enlightenment.