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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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Tung Chek (Winter Solstice) and Thooi Nee for my late father Lim Wooi Boon   Leave a comment


Tung Chek (Winter Solstice) and Thooi Nee for my late father Lim Wooi Boon at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang today Sunday, 22/12/2013. This is the first year Anniversary of the demise of my father on 1st January, 2013 as we are following the Chinese Lunar calendar – actually it is short of 10 days till 1.1.2014. As for Chinese tradition, we are required to follow the Chinese Lunar calendar. Traditionally as explained by my mother, the departed are always observed earlier in ceremonies and other celebrations dates ie we cannot observe on 1st January, 2014 as my late father’s anniversary of his demise but only today – Thooi Nee ( First Anniversary ). As my late father was the former Secretary of the Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi Association, he was given the great and rare honour of placement of his Ancestral Tablet in the middle section of the Ancestral Hall. Service to the Association of over 20 years is also a compulsory requirement. I was required to “carry” the Ancestral Tablet for the Taoist Priest or Sai Kong to “bless” the Ancestral Tablet so that it is “officially blessed and in commission”. After the ceremony as usual ang-pows with money were given to the Temple and the Taoist Priest. We then drove back home and I later left for another Temple in Ayer Itam. Then, it was back again for the Tung Chek Ceremony for the Clansmen Association office-bearers for which I am now a Committee Member since 4 months ago. After the prayers, we walked to Nanyang Restaurant for lunch.

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Special Prayers for my late father – Lim Wooi Boon Part 4   Leave a comment


Special Prayers for my late father, Lim Wooi Boon,

was held at the Buddhist Temple located along Chor Sin Kheng Road, Ayer Itam, Penang. His ancestral tablet was dotted to mark the official use of the tablet.

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]Special Prayers for my late father – Part 3   Leave a comment


Special Prayers for my late father, Lim Wooi Boon, was held at the Buddhist Temple located along Chor Sin Kheng Road, Ayer Itam, Penang. His ancestral tablet was dotted to mark the official use of the tablet.

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Special Prayers for my late father – Lim Wooi Boon Part 1   Leave a comment


Special Prayers for my late father, Lim Wooi Boon, was held at the Buddhist Temple located along Chor Sin Kheng Road, Ayer Itam, Penang. His ancestral tablet was dotted to mark the official use of the tablet.

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The 4th Chit/Week Dana in memory of my late father, Lim Wooi Boon at Mahindarama Buddhist Temple – Part 2   Leave a comment


The 4th Chit/Week Dana in memory of my late father, Lim Wooi Boon, was held at Mahindarama Buddhist Temple of Kampar Road, Penang on 28th January, 2013.

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The third week Dana for my late father   Leave a comment


The third week Dana ( Alms Giving ) for my late father, Lim Wooi Boon, was held at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Burmah Lane, Penang.

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