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More floral work on Buddha Image   Leave a comment


More floral work on Buddha Image

More floral work on Buddha Image

More floral work on Buddha Image

More floral work on Buddha Image

More floral work on Buddha Image

More floral work on Buddha Image

More floral work on Buddha Image

Wesak Celebration Day 2017   Leave a comment


Wesak Celebration Day 2017

Wishing all of you celebrating Buddhists a Happy Wesak from the Procession Chairman (the blogger) apart from being the photographer as the only role as some presume me to be. I am the Organizing Chairman of the Sub-Committee organizing the Procession around George Town with over 20 over organizations with over 10 Floats. As photography is my passionate hobby, I shall be seen with a camera with me. I am also the Vice Chairman of the Penang Wesak Main Celebrations Committee too.

SP Lim

Wesak Celebration Day 2017

Wesak Celebration Day 2017

Wesak Celebration Day 2017

Wesak Celebration Day 2017

Wesak Celebration Day 2017

Wesak Celebration Day 2017

Wesak Day is observed by devotees to celebrate Buddha’s Birthday enlightenment and achievement of Nirvana. From very early in the morning devotees flock to temples to meditate as well as participate in candle-lit processions. As a sign of benevolence, doves are set free and other charitable acts are also performed by devotees such as providing free meals. Monks usually gather to chant sacred sutras all day long.

Flowers Donation for Buddha Float Decoration:
Venue: Malaysian Buddhist Association, 182 Jalan Burma
7, 8 & 9 May (Sun, Mon & Tues): 10am-11pm
10 May (Wed): 8am-12pm

Grand Procession:
Date: 10 May 2016
Time: 6pm
Starting Point: Malaysian Buddhist Association, 182 Jalan Burma

From :  http://mypenang.gov.my/index.aspx

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 ~ Part 1   Leave a comment


The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 ~ Part 2

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association. Happy Wesak.

This Wesak Charity Dinner was successfully organized by our Vice-Chairman Penang Wesak Celebrations Committee Dato’ Seri Choot Ewe Seng and his staff. It is back to Malaysian Buddhist Association Hall again after its recent renovations and air-conditioning. The Chairman of the 2017 Penang Wesak Celebrations Committee is Dato’ Dr. Loh Hock Hun. The blogger, Lim Soo Peng, is also one of 4 Vice-Chairmans.

SP Lim

 

 

 

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association. Happy Wesak.

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association. Happy Wesak.

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association. Happy Wesak.

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association. Happy Wesak.

 

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association. Happy Wesak.
Many thanks to the Procession Committee volunteers for the assistance.
Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu.

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association. Happy Wesak.

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association. Happy Wesak.

 

 

 

 

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association.

Lor Chu or Urn Keeper of Mazu Seang Kooi Tong Lim Kongsi of Penang   Leave a comment


Lor Chu or Urn Keeper of Mazu Seang Kooi Tong Lim Kongsi of Penang

Got selected again as Lor Chu (Urn Keeper) of Mazu Seang Kooi Tong Lim Kongsi Penang this year 2017. I was the Lor Chu in 2015.

SP Lim

 

Mazu (goddess)

Mazu, also known by several other names and titles, is a Chinese sea goddess, the deified form of the historical Lin Mo or Lin Moniang, a Fujianese shamaness traditionally dated to c. 960 – c. 987. Revered after her death as a patron of seafarers, including fishermen and sailors, her worship spread throughout China’s coastal regions and expatriate communities throughout Southeast Asia. She was thought to roam the seas, protecting her believers through miraculous interventions. She is now generally regarded by her believers as a powerful and benevolent Queen of Heaven, a role in which she is sometimes syncretized with similar figures, such as Guanyin and the Virgin Mary. Mazuism is most popular on Taiwan; her temple festival is a major event throughout the country, with the largest celebrations around her temples at Dajia and Beigang. It is a notionally illegal cult in the People’s Republic of China but is broadly tolerated and sometimes conflated with approved Taoist beliefs.

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Blogger is the selected Lor Chu or Urn Keeper of Mazu Seang Kooi Tong Lim Kongsi of Penang

Blogger is the selected Lor Chu or Urn Keeper of Mazu Seang Kooi Tong Lim Kongsi of Penang,

Blogger is the selected Lor Chu or Urn Keeper of Mazu Seang Kooi Tong Lim Kongsi of Penang,

Blogger is the selected Lor Chu or Urn Keeper of Mazu Seang Kooi Tong Lim Kongsi of Penang,

Blogger is the selected Lor Chu or Urn Keeper of Mazu Seang Kooi Tong Lim Kongsi of Penang,

 

Names and titles

In addition to Mazu[or Ma-tsu, meaning “Maternal Ancestor” “Mother”, “Granny”, or “Grandmother”, Lin Moniang is worshipped under various other names and titles:

  • Mazupo (“Granny Mazu”), a popular name in Fujian
  • Linghui Furen (“Lady of Numinous Grace”), an official title conferred in 1156.
  • Linghui Fei (“Princess of Numinous Grace”), an official title conferred in 1192.
  • Tianfei (“Princess of Heaven”), fully Huguo Mingzhu Tianfei (“Illuminating Princess of Heaven who Protects the Nation”), an official title conferred in 1281.
  • Huguo Bimin Miaoling Zhaoying Hongren Puji Tianfei (“Heavenly Princess who Protects the Nation and Shelters the People, of Marvelous Numen, Brilliant Resonance, Magnanimous Kindness, and Universal Salvation”), an official title conferred in 1409.
  • Tianhou (“Queen of Heaven”), an official title conferred in 1683, which appears as Tin Hau in Cantonese and Thien Hau in Vietnamese contexts
  • Tianshang Shengmu (“Holy Heavenly Mother”) or Tianhou Shengmu
  • Tongxian Lingnü (“Worthy & Efficacious Lady”)
  • Shennü (“Divine Woman”)
  • Zhaoxiao Chunzheng Fuji Ganying Shengfei (“Holy Princess of Clear Piety, Pure Faith, and Helpful Response”), an official title conferred during the reign of the Hongwu Emperor of the Ming.

Although many of Mazu’s temples honor her titles Tianhou and Tianfei, it became customary to never pray to her under those names during an emergency since it was believed that, hearing one of her formal titles, Mazu might feel obligated to groom and dress herself as properly befitting her station before receiving the petition. Prayers invoking her as Mazu were thought to be answered more quickly.

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Qing Ming or Cheng Beng Time is back   Leave a comment


Qing Ming or Cheng Beng Time is back for 2017.

 

Slowly, catching up with the missing posts since 28th March, 2017. Need to finish my Tax Returns for 2016 before embarking on more aggressive daily and timely posting. Apologies, my fellow loyal bloggers, supporters, friends and visitors. I usually visit your blogs reviewing many unviewed posts and with my current outstanding emails from Hotmail totalling 23,175 – it is time-consuming but I aim to finish this back-log by middle of 2017!

SP Lim

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4   1 comment


Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

"Sejarah Panjang 150 Tahun HTT" translated as "The Long History 150 Years Hok Tek Tong"

“Sejarah Panjang 150 Tahun HTT” translated as “The Long History 150 Years Hok Tek Tong”

"Sejarah Panjang 150 Tahun HTT" translated as "The Long History 150 Years Hok Tek Tong"

“Sejarah Panjang 150 Tahun HTT” translated as “The Long History 150 Years Hok Tek Tong”

"Sejarah Panjang 150 Tahun HTT" translated as "The Long History 150 Years Hok Tek Tong"

“Sejarah Panjang 150 Tahun HTT” translated as “The Long History 150 Years Hok Tek Tong”

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3   1 comment


Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3

Autographing my own copy of Sejarah Panjang 150 Tahun HTT was done immediately this Book Gift Ceremony to Poh Hock Seah. The book was autographed by the Presidents of Poh Hock Seah and Hock Tek Tong.

SP Lim

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. HTT Tuako or President Gan Hok Liong autographed my personal copy of the HTT book.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. HTT Tuako or President Gan Hok Liong autographed my personal copy of the HTT book.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. HTT Tuako or President Gan Hok Liong autographed my personal copy of the HTT book.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. HTT Tuako or President Gan Hok Liong autographed my personal copy of the HTT book.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. President Dato Lim Chooi Beng autographed my personal copy of the HTT book.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. President Dato Lim Chooi Beng autographed my personal copy of the HTT book.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. President Dato Lim Chooi Beng autographed my personal copy of the HTT book.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. President Dato Lim Chooi Beng autographed my personal copy of the HTT book.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. The HTT delegation left Poh Hock Seah for City Tour of Penang.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. The HTT delegation left Poh Hock Seah for City Tour of Penang.

 

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