Archive for the ‘Ayer Itam’ Tag

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Burning Ceremony II   Leave a comment


Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Burning Ceremony II

Night of the Burning of the Say Hong Chun or Boat at Sian Chye Tong, Ayer Itam, Penang

Both of these joss paper images of the Tai Soo Yah and the Say Hong Chun (Boat) of Sian Chye Tong were burnt on the Saturday night of September 16, 2017.

SP Lim

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Burning Ceremony II

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Burning Ceremony II

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Burning Ceremony II

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Burning Ceremony II

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Burning Ceremony II

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Burning Ceremony II The Photographers

Hungry ghost is a concept in Chinese Buddhism and Chinese traditional religion representing beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way. The term 餓鬼 èguǐ, literally “hungry ghost“, is the Chinese translation of the term preta in Buddhism. “Hungry ghosts” play a role in Chinese Buddhism and Taoism as well as in Chinese folk religion. The term is not to be confused with the generic term for “ghost“,  guǐ (i.e. the spirit of a deceased ancestor). The understanding is that all people become such a regular ghost when they die, and would then slowly weaken and eventually die a second time. Hungry ghosts, by contrast, are a much more exceptional case, and would only occur in very unfortunate circumstances, such as if a whole family were killed or when a family no longer venerated their ancestors.

With the rise in popularity of Buddhism, the idea became popular that souls would live in space until reincarnation. In the Taoist tradition it is believed that hungry ghosts can arise from people whose deaths have been violent or unhappy. Both Buddhism and Taoism share the idea that hungry ghosts can emerge from neglect or desertion of ancestors. According to the Hua-yen Sutra evil deeds will cause a soul to be reborn in one of six different realms. The highest degree of evil deed will cause a soul to be reborn as a denizen of hell, a lower degree of evil will cause a soul to be reborn as an animal, and the lowest degree will cause a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost. According to the tradition, evil deeds that lead to becoming a hungry ghost are killing, stealing and sexual misconduct. Desire, greed, anger and ignorance are all factors in causing a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost because they are motives for people to perform evil deeds.

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Advertisements

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Burning Ceremony I   Leave a comment


Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Burning Ceremony

Night of the Burning of the Say Hong Chun or Boat at Sian Chye Tong, Ayer Itam, Penang

Both of these joss paper images of the Tai Soo Yah and the Say Hong Chun (Boat) of Sian Chye Tong were burnt on the Saturday night of September 16, 2017.

SP Lim

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Burning Ceremony I

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Burning Ceremony I

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Burning Ceremony I

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Burning Ceremony I

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Burning Ceremony I

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Burning Ceremony I

Hungry ghost is a concept in Chinese Buddhism and Chinese traditional religion representing beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way. The term 餓鬼 èguǐ, literally “hungry ghost“, is the Chinese translation of the term preta in Buddhism. “Hungry ghosts” play a role in Chinese Buddhism and Taoism as well as in Chinese folk religion. The term is not to be confused with the generic term for “ghost“,  guǐ (i.e. the spirit of a deceased ancestor). The understanding is that all people become such a regular ghost when they die, and would then slowly weaken and eventually die a second time. Hungry ghosts, by contrast, are a much more exceptional case, and would only occur in very unfortunate circumstances, such as if a whole family were killed or when a family no longer venerated their ancestors.

With the rise in popularity of Buddhism, the idea became popular that souls would live in space until reincarnation. In the Taoist tradition it is believed that hungry ghosts can arise from people whose deaths have been violent or unhappy. Both Buddhism and Taoism share the idea that hungry ghosts can emerge from neglect or desertion of ancestors. According to the Hua-yen Sutra evil deeds will cause a soul to be reborn in one of six different realms. The highest degree of evil deed will cause a soul to be reborn as a denizen of hell, a lower degree of evil will cause a soul to be reborn as an animal, and the lowest degree will cause a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost. According to the tradition, evil deeds that lead to becoming a hungry ghost are killing, stealing and sexual misconduct. Desire, greed, anger and ignorance are all factors in causing a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost because they are motives for people to perform evil deeds.

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

 

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Preparation of the Burning Ceremony   Leave a comment


Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Preparation of the Burning Ceremony

Night of the Burning of the Say Hong Chun or Boat at Sian Chye Tong, Ayer Itam, Penang

Both of these joss paper images of the Tai Soo Yah and the Say Hong Chun (Boat) of Sian Chye Tong were burnt on the Saturday night of September 16, 2017.

SP Lim

Night of the Burning of the Say Hong Chun or Boat at Sian Chye Tong, Ayer Itam, Penang

Night of the Burning of the Say Hong Chun or Boat at Sian Chye Tong, Ayer Itam, Penang

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Preparation of the Burning Ceremony

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Preparation of the Burning Ceremony

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Preparation of the Burning Ceremony

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong ~ The Preparation of the Burning Ceremony

Hungry ghost is a concept in Chinese Buddhism and Chinese traditional religion representing beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way. The term 餓鬼 èguǐ, literally “hungry ghost“, is the Chinese translation of the term preta in Buddhism. “Hungry ghosts” play a role in Chinese Buddhism and Taoism as well as in Chinese folk religion. The term is not to be confused with the generic term for “ghost“,  guǐ (i.e. the spirit of a deceased ancestor). The understanding is that all people become such a regular ghost when they die, and would then slowly weaken and eventually die a second time. Hungry ghosts, by contrast, are a much more exceptional case, and would only occur in very unfortunate circumstances, such as if a whole family were killed or when a family no longer venerated their ancestors.

With the rise in popularity of Buddhism, the idea became popular that souls would live in space until reincarnation. In the Taoist tradition it is believed that hungry ghosts can arise from people whose deaths have been violent or unhappy. Both Buddhism and Taoism share the idea that hungry ghosts can emerge from neglect or desertion of ancestors. According to the Hua-yen Sutra evil deeds will cause a soul to be reborn in one of six different realms. The highest degree of evil deed will cause a soul to be reborn as a denizen of hell, a lower degree of evil will cause a soul to be reborn as an animal, and the lowest degree will cause a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost. According to the tradition, evil deeds that lead to becoming a hungry ghost are killing, stealing and sexual misconduct. Desire, greed, anger and ignorance are all factors in causing a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost because they are motives for people to perform evil deeds.

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Say Hong Chun or Boat of Sian Chye Tong   1 comment


Night of the Burning of the Say Hong Chun or Boat at Sian Chye Tong, Ayer Itam, Penang

Both of these joss paper images of the Tai Soo Yah and the Say Hong Chun (Boat) of Sian Chye Tong were burnt on the Saturday night of September 16, 2017.

SP Lim

Night of the Burning of the Tai Soo Yah and the Say Hong Chun or Boat at Sian Chye Tong, Ayer Itam, Penang

Night of the Burning of the Tai Soo Yah and the Say Hong Chun or Boat at Sian Chye Tong, Ayer Itam, Penang

Night of the Burning of the Tai Soo Yah and the Say Hong Chun or Boat at Sian Chye Tong, Ayer Itam, Penang

Night of the Burning of the Tai Soo Yah and the Say Hong Chun or Boat at Sian Chye Tong, Ayer Itam, Penang

Night of the Burning of the Tai Soo Yah and the Say Hong Chun or Boat at Sian Chye Tong, Ayer Itam, Penang

Night of the Burning of the Tai Soo Yah and the Say Hong Chun or Boat at Sian Chye Tong, Ayer Itam, Penang

Hungry ghost is a concept in Chinese Buddhism and Chinese traditional religion representing beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way. The term 餓鬼 èguǐ, literally “hungry ghost“, is the Chinese translation of the term preta in Buddhism. “Hungry ghosts” play a role in Chinese Buddhism and Taoism as well as in Chinese folk religion. The term is not to be confused with the generic term for “ghost“,  guǐ (i.e. the spirit of a deceased ancestor). The understanding is that all people become such a regular ghost when they die, and would then slowly weaken and eventually die a second time. Hungry ghosts, by contrast, are a much more exceptional case, and would only occur in very unfortunate circumstances, such as if a whole family were killed or when a family no longer venerated their ancestors.

With the rise in popularity of Buddhism, the idea became popular that souls would live in space until reincarnation. In the Taoist tradition it is believed that hungry ghosts can arise from people whose deaths have been violent or unhappy. Both Buddhism and Taoism share the idea that hungry ghosts can emerge from neglect or desertion of ancestors. According to the Hua-yen Sutra evil deeds will cause a soul to be reborn in one of six different realms. The highest degree of evil deed will cause a soul to be reborn as a denizen of hell, a lower degree of evil will cause a soul to be reborn as an animal, and the lowest degree will cause a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost. According to the tradition, evil deeds that lead to becoming a hungry ghost are killing, stealing and sexual misconduct. Desire, greed, anger and ignorance are all factors in causing a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost because they are motives for people to perform evil deeds.

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration ~ Part 1   Leave a comment


Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 1  

Annual Filial Piety Celebration (Cheow Thor)

A Majestic Dragon-Shaped Joss Paper Ship (Say Hong Chun) will be sending off the departed to the Buddha Pure Land during the Filial Piety Celebration.
” Our religious advisor Venerable Seck Chin Sooi together with other monks and nuns will conduct special day-long chanting and prayers on the day itself before it is burnt.”
The festival is held during the seventh lunar month which, is popularly known as the Hungry Ghost Month.
It is known among the Buddhists as Ullambana which means `deliverance from suffering` in Sanskrit.
During the Celebration,there will be offerings of ritualistic food, burning of incense and joss paper for the visiting spirits of departed ancestors.

Extracted from the Sian Chye Tong Facebook site.

 

Sian Chye Tong's Hungry Ghost Festival on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 1

Sian Chye Tong’s Hungry Ghost Festival on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 1

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 1  

Sian Chye Tong's Hungry Ghost Festival on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 1

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 1

Sian Chye Tong's Hungry Ghost Festival on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 1

Sian Chye Tong’s Hungry Ghost Festival on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 1

Sian Chye Tong's Hungry Ghost Festival on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 1

Sian Chye Tong’s Hungry Ghost Festival on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 1

Sian Chye Tong's Hungry Ghost Festival on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 1

Sian Chye Tong’s Hungry Ghost Festival on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 1

Sian Chye Tong's Hungry Ghost Festival on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 1

Sian Chye Tong’s Hungry Ghost Festival on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 1

Sian Chye Tong's Hungry Ghost Festival on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 1

Sian Chye Tong’s Hungry Ghost Festival on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 1

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 1  

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2   1 comment


Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. " A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. The Emperor drank a cup of poisoned wine in his hand. "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. ” A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. The Emperor drank a cup of poisoned wine in his hand. “

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. " A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. The Emperor was holding a cup of poisoned wine in his hand. He drank the wine and realised that it is poison. "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. ” A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. The Emperor was holding a cup of poisoned wine in his hand. He drank the wine and realised that it is poison. “

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. " A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. The Emperor was holding a cup of poisoned wine in his hand. "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. ” A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. The Emperor was holding a cup of poisoned wine in his hand. He realized he is being poisoned. “

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. " A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. The Emperor was holding a cup of poisoned wine in his hand. He drank the wine and realised that it is poison. "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. ” A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. The Emperor was holding a cup of poisoned wine in his hand. He drank the wine and realised that it is poison. The poison does not seem to work as the Emperor was still alive.  “

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. " A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. The Emperor was holding a cup of poisoned wine in his hand. He drank the wine and realised that it is poison. "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. ” A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. The Emperor was holding a cup of poisoned wine in his hand. He drank the wine and realised that it is poison. “

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. " A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. The Emperor was holding a cup of poisoned wine in his hand. He drank the wine and realised that it is poison. "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. ” A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. The Emperor was holding a cup of poisoned wine in his hand. He drank the wine and realised that it is poison. He is still alive!  “

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. " A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. The Emperor was holding a cup of poisoned wine in his hand. He drank the wine and realised that it is poison. "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. ” A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. The Emperor was holding a cup of poisoned wine in his hand. He drank the wine and realised that it is poison. He did not die from the poison  He was then held by the prince and palace maid tightly. The Royal Concubine ended his misery by clobbering him with the golden wine jug on his head. “

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. " A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. The Emperor was holding a cup of poisoned wine in his hand. He drank the wine and realised that it is poison. "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. ” A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Emperor is finally dead due to the knock to his head with the golden wine jug. “

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. " A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. The Emperor was holding a cup of poisoned wine in his hand. He drank the wine and realised that it is poison. "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 2. ” A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine and Prince stole the Royal Chop of Authority from the dead Emperor. ” 

This famous Teochew Opera or Wayang Troupe from Thailand is known as

ไซ้ย่งฮงเกียะท้วง Sai Yong Hong Giah Tuang .

 

 

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1   2 comments


Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1

One of the Princes and the Emperor’s Concubine plot to poison the current Chinese Emperor so he can inherit the throne.

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1. " Flirting between the Emperor's Concubine and the Prince "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1. ” Flirting between the Emperor’s Concubine and the Prince “

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1. " Flirting between the Emperor's Concubine and the Prince. A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1. ” Flirting between the Emperor’s Concubine and the Prince. A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. “

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1. " A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1. ” A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. “

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1. " A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. Has she got the courage to do so? "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1. ” A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. Has she got the courage to do so? “

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1. " A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. Has she got the courage to do so? She had a packet of deadly poison in her hand. "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1. ” A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. Has she got the courage to do so? She had a packet of deadly poison in her hand. “

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1. " The Emperor - will he be poisoned ? "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1. ” The Emperor – will he be poisoned ? “

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1. " A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. Has she got the courage to do so? She had decided to go ahead with the plot. "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1. ” A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. Has she got the courage to do so? She had decided to go ahead with the plot. “

Teochew Opera - The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1. " A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. Has she got the courage to do so? She poured a cup of poisoned wine for offering to the Emperor. "

Teochew Opera – The Murder Plot of the Emperor Part 1. ” A Murder Plot was hatched to poison the Emperor. The Concubine was to put the poison into Wine Jug. Has she got the courage to do so? She poured a cup of poisoned wine for offering to the Emperor. “

Will the Emperor drink the poisoned wine or not? Will he be murdered? See the next instalment tomorrow.

This famous Teochew Opera or Wayang Troupe from Thailand is known as

ไซ้ย่งฮงเกียะท้วง Sai Yong Hong Giah Tuang .

SP Lim

%d bloggers like this: