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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.

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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 during the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 3   Leave a comment


Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 3

 

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 3

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 3

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 3

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 3

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 3

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 3

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 3

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 3

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 3

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 3

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 3

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 3

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 3

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 3

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 3

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 3

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 3

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 3

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 3

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 3

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 3

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 3

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 3

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 3

 

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 3

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2   2 comments


Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

The Prayers Session before the mini procession to the main road to burn the Tai Soo Yah image and the Joss Paper Boat.

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 2

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

 

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 2

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 2

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 2

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 2

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 2

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 2

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

 

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

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  

Sian Chye Tong 85th Anniversary Procession 2016   7 comments


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Sian Chye Tong 85th Anniversary Procession on Sunday, 28 February, 2016

We had the opportunity of taking the photographs of the Procession at Farlim, Bandar Baru Ayer Itam at around 9.00 pm. We were joined by Michael Chuan and Marcel Tan. After the photo-shooting here, we drove to Ayer Itam Town hoping to capture the Procession possibly with the lighted Kek Lok Si Temple but I knew the lightings shall fo off at 10.00 pm. Anyhow, it was not to happen as the lightings were switched off as the Procession has not come to Ayer Itam Town as yet.

This series of photographs was taken that night.

SP Lim
The limping photographer

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