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Dana or Alms Giving for my late father   Leave a comment


Dana or Alms Giving for my late father, Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang

This Dana was conducted today, Thursday 5th October, 2017 starting at 11.00 am at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Burmah Lane, Penang.

 

From Wikipedia.

Dāna (Devanagari: दान) is a Sanskrit and Pali word that connotes the virtue of generosity, charity or giving of alms in Indian philosophies. It is alternatively transliterated as daana.

In HinduismBuddhismJainism and Sikhism, dāna is the practice of cultivating generosity. It can take the form of giving to an individual in distress or need. It can also take the form of philanthropic public projects that empower and help many.

According to historical records, dāna is an ancient practice in Indian traditions, tracing back to Vedic traditions.

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Dana or Alms Giving for my late father at Dhammikarama Buddhist Burmese Temple, Penang

Dana or Alms Giving for my late father at Dhammikarama Buddhist Burmese Temple, Penang

Dana or Alms Giving for my late father at Dhammikarama Buddhist Burmese Temple, Penang

Dana or Alms Giving for my late father at Dhammikarama Buddhist Burmese Temple, Penang

Dana or Alms Giving for my late father at Dhammikarama Buddhist Burmese Temple, Penang

Dana or Alms Giving for my late father at Dhammikarama Buddhist Burmese Temple, Penang

Dana or Alms Giving for my late father at Dhammikarama Buddhist Burmese Temple, Penang

 

Dāna as a formal religious act is directed specifically to a monastic or spiritually-developed person. In Buddhist thought, it has the effect of purifying and transforming the mind of the giver.

Generosity developed through giving leads to experience of material wealth and possibly being reborn in happy states. In the Pāli Canon‘s Dighajanu Sutta, generosity (denoted there by the Pāli word cāga, which can be synonymous with dāna) is identified as one of the four traits conditioning happiness and wealth in the next life. Conversely, lack of giving leads to unhappy states and poverty.

Dāna leads to one of the pāramitās or “perfections”, the dānapāramitā. This can be characterized by unattached and unconditional generosity, giving and letting go.[citation needed]

Buddhists believe that giving without seeking anything in return leads to greater spiritual wealth. Moreover, it reduces the acquisitive impulses that ultimately lead to continued suffering from egotism.

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My Third Maternal Aunt’s Birthday ~ Part 2.5   Leave a comment


My Third Maternal Aunt’s Birthday ~ Part 2.5

ll in the Family. My mother is the Second Aunt in brown, my Fourth Singapore aunt is in green and her daughter is the tallest. Birthday Girl is in light blue.

My Maternal Third Aunt’s Birthday ~ Part 2.5

My Maternal Third Aunt’s Birthday ~ Part 1.5

My Third Maternal Aunt’s Birthday ~ Part 2.5

My Third Maternal Aunt’s Birthday ~ Part 2.5

My Third Maternal Aunt’s Birthday ~ Part 2.5

My Third Maternal Aunt’s Birthday ~ Part 1.5   Leave a comment


My Third Maternal Aunt’s Birthday ~ Part 1.5

My Third Maternal Aunt’s Birthday ~ Part 1.5

My Third Maternal Aunt’s Birthday ~ Part 1.5 ~ My aunt is in light blue nyonya blouse. Her daughter Lean Choo is the tallest of the group.

My Third Maternal Aunt’s Birthday ~ Part 1.5 ~ My social aunt’s friends from the schools, wet markets and places she frequented.

My Third Maternal Aunt’s Birthday ~ Part 1.5 ~ Her wide circle of good friends

My Third Maternal Aunt’s Birthday ~ Part 1.5 ~ Her good friends from her social circle.

My Third Maternal Aunt’s Birthday ~ Part 1.5 ` With the family friends including the blogger in red shirt.

Food  –  Dish of an assortment of seafood delights   Leave a comment


Food    Dish of an assortment of seafood delights

Food  –  Dish of an assortment of seafood delights with crab meat claws, scallops in cheese, sea-weed, jelly fish and prawns.

SP Lim

Food    Dish of an assortment of seafood delights with crab meat claws, scallops in cheese, sea-weed, jelly fish and prawns.

 

Sisters’ Visit to the Eldest Sister   Leave a comment


Sisters’ Visit to the Eldest Sister

My mother is the second elder in her family of 2 male members and 4 female members.

My eldest maternal aunt was married to her husband in an arranged marriage in Kampar, Perak. Her husband had passed away and her family is made up of 3 members – a daughter and 2 sons. As she is currently unwell, she is staying with her daughter with a domestic helper.

In the first photograph, I was standing next my mother in purple on my right and my fourth aunt from Singapore in floral blouse.

My third aunt is on the extreme right of the group photograph.

The eldest aunt is in the wheelchair.

SP Lim

Note: We are indeed grateful to cousin Khek Ping who drove us all the way to Kampar and back to Penang.

Sisters’ Visit to the Eldest Sister

Sisters’ Visit to the Eldest Sister

Sisters’ Visit to the Eldest Sister

Sisters’ Visit to the Eldest Sister

Sisters’ Visit to the Eldest Sister

Sisters’ Visit to the Eldest Sister

Sisters’ Visit to the Eldest Sister

My Burma or Myanmar Trip ~ XX – The Dancing Elephant   2 comments


 

My Burma or Myanmar Trip ~ XX – The Dancing Elephant in 2016

We used to live in Penang with the interesting address of 231-A Burmah Road so from young, I am thoroughly interested in the country of Burma (later renamed as Myanmar).

SP Lim

My Burma or Myanmar Trip ~ XX – The Dancing Elephant

My Burma or Myanmar Trip ~ XX – The Dancing Elephant

My Burma or Myanmar Trip ~ XX – The Dancing Elephant

My Burma or Myanmar Trip ~ XX – The Dancing Elephant

My Burma or Myanmar Trip ~ XX – The Dancing Elephant

 

 

 

My Burma or Myanmar Trip ~ XIX   Leave a comment


 

My Burma or Myanmar Trip XIX in 2016

We used to live in Penang with the interesting address of 231-A Burmah Road so from young, I am thoroughly interested in the country of Burma (later renamed as Myanmar).

SP Lim

My Burma or Myanmar Trip XIX in 2016 ~ The sole Burmese Cultural Dancer

My Burma or Myanmar Trip XIX in 2016 ~ The sole Burmese Cultural Dancer

My Burma or Myanmar Trip XIX in 2016 ~ The sole Burmese Cultural Dancer

 

 

 

 

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