Getting ready for Cheng Beng Prayers to the Departed   Leave a comment


Ready and completed the Cheng Beng Prayers or Qingming for my Grandfather and Granduncle who passed away in the 1930’s and my late wife – a special array of goodies for her before GST.
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the goods and services tax (GST)
Ready and completed the Cheng Beng Prayers on 30.03.2015, for my Grandfather and Granduncle who passed away in the late 1930’s and my late wife – a special array of goodies for her before GST (the new Goods and Services Tax – GST) of 6%. to be implemented on April Fools’ Day 2015. Her Handbags were “given” last year with the car with driver, house with servants, etc. Consolation is indeed soothing and satisfying for my solace and memories, even I was laughing earlier in life of these paraphernalia of creativity for business of the departed. As local, we are practising Buddhist with a background of Taoist beliefs from young age. Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu.

The departed paraphernalia is so wide a range of “standard luxury items” ranging from the staple of a paper house – a bungalow, a paper Mercedes Benz-shaped car complete with driver, joss paper of gold and silver with Hell Notes just in case. Lately, there is sudden expansion of luxurious consumer goods for “Self Actualism” in keeping with modern times and “the Hierarchy of Needs in the Underworld of the Departed” as done creatively by the businessmen. Symbolic stereo-typed Paper dresses, trousers, and shoes were transformed into modern-designed branded sophisticated fashion-ware. Designer-made Handbags and fashion accessories, Cosmetics were thrown in as the extended range for good measure. Nowadays, necessary items shall include paper handphones, laptops, iPods, Passports, Credit Cards, Bank Cheque Books for issuance of cheques, as the list goes on in future. We have a great life and the departed should equally partake together with our lives of joy and luxury in our modern times. Yes, make more joy and happiness instead of depressing wars of depressing sadness and suffering. Perhaps, the Underworld or Heaven do need a “population growth or expansion” to equate to our expanding living Human population.
Back to the hippies’ slogan of ” Make Love Not War “ during our younger days of the Baby Boomers.
SP Lim

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