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The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 4   Leave a comment


The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ` Part 4

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 4

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 4

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 4

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 4

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 4

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 4

 

Removing the head-dress is a symbol of giving up as a royalty or in resigning the appointed post by the Emperor.

SP Lim

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

 

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3   Leave a comment


The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3 – The Masked Evil Spirit

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3 – The Masked Evil Spirit

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3 – The Emperor with an eye on beautiful ladies

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3 – The transformed Masked Evil Spirit into a beauty who seduced the Emperor

 

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

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2

 

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

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival   Leave a comment


The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival

The Teochew Wayang at the Hungry Ghost Festival

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

Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost’s Festival   Leave a comment


Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost’s Festival

Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost’s Festival on Sunday, 21 August, 2016 after photo-shooting the burning of the Tai Soo Yah image in Bukit Mertajam on last Friday and the Lim Jetty, Penang on last Thursday. Saturday was rest day or rather rest night as watching the thrilling Olympics Game of Badminton. Malaysian Dato’ Lee Chong Wei was playing in the final for an Olympic Gold Medal against China’s Chen Long. Sadly, our Malaysian Champion lost.

SP Lim

From The Times of India

“RIO DE JANEIRO: China’s Chen Long stepped out of compatriot Lin Dan‘s shadow to spoil Lee Chong Wei‘s hopes of a golden Olympic swansong and win the men’s badminton title on Saturday.

The Malaysian’s conqueror at successive world championship finals in 2014-15, the rangy Chinese was majestic in the 21-18 21-18 title-decider, soaking up fierce pressure and smashing through Lee’s defences at a heaving Riocentro.

In a career dominated by near-misses, Lee lost his third successive final after being beaten by Chinese great Lin for the gold in Beijing and London.”

 

 

Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost's Festival on Sunday, 21 August, 2016.

Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost’s Festival on Sunday, 21 August, 2016.

Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost's Festival on Sunday, 21 August, 2016.

Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost’s Festival on Sunday, 21 August, 2016.

Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost's Festival on Sunday, 21 August, 2016.

Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost’s Festival on Sunday, 21 August, 2016.

Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost's Festival on Sunday, 21 August, 2016.

Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost’s Festival on Sunday, 21 August, 2016.

Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost's Festival on Sunday, 21 August, 2016.

Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost’s Festival on Sunday, 21 August, 2016.

Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost's Festival on Sunday, 21 August, 2016.

Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost’s Festival on Sunday, 21 August, 2016.

Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost's Festival on Sunday, 21 August, 2016.

Back to Teochew Opera during the Hungry Ghost’s Festival on Sunday, 21 August, 2016.

This Wayang or Teochew Opera Troupe from Thailand is known as ไซ้ย่งฮงเกียะท้วง Sai Yong Hong Giah Tuang .

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