FD - Father's Day Repay Gratitude Package


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☘️ Father’s great kindness:

🌸 The Buddha extremely valued repaying the great kindness of our parents, and He mentioned about his past lives’ actions of repaying kindness in the causal ground in the Great Skilful Means Sutra on the Buddha’s Repayment of Kindness: for all our parents, cultivate penance, giving up all we have despite difficulties; head, eyes, marrow, brain, country, wife and children, elephant, horse, 7 Dharma treasures, carriages, clothes, food, beddings, medicine, anything and everything. Diligently cultivate joyous perseverance, ethical discipline, generosity, listening to teachings, meditative stability, wisdom, and equipping with the abilities to learn and practice all teachings tirelessly, with no mental fatigue. Knowing to repay the kindness of parents, to attain enlightenment swiftly.
🌸On this special day, before the Buddha, light a lamp for health and longevity, praying for all fathers to be far from illness and to be happy and healthy. To repay him for his selflessness, greatness, and dedication, for creating a happy and beautiful family for us. Wishing all fathers peace, auspiciousness, and great fortune! A specially prepared 'auspicious abacus and vessel of countless blessings' are offered to the Buddha, wishing fathers prosperity and flourishing wealth!

☘️ Why do we give gifts on Father’s Day?

🌸 Make donations to support the monastery on behalf of your father to propagate the Dharma to benefit all beings, and dedicate the merits to him.
🌸 Take part in “I want to write words of gratitude to my father” Examples of gratitude words:
a. Grateful to you for having me, bringing me up, teaching me…
c. Because of you, I am who I am today…
d. Paying tribute to your selfless and unconditional love…
e. May Triple Gem bless you with a healthy body and mind, and longevity.
🌸 The monastery will include your words of gratitude into a book of gratitude expression, offering it before the Buddha and Bodhisattvas, and seek their blessings for our mothers to have favourable conditions day and night, healthy body and mind, receiving the Triple Gem and Teachers’ care and protection life after life, have a human life of leisure and opportunity, learn the perfect teachings and attain Buddhahood swiftly to benefit all beings.
🌸 Fill in your gratitude words for your father, we will help you to print out.

☘️ Monastery will acknowledge donations by:

Dedicate 5 Great Merits to Fathers with the following:
🌸 Designing and making Gratitude inscriptions for blessings for donors’ fathers to be offered at the altar, and dedicating merits for purification during vast offering.
🌸 l make exquisite Gratitude offering blessing card for donors’ father:
May the virtuous roots support you on the non-retrograding Mahayana path, attaining enlightenment under the Bodhi tree;
May you ride the wisdom Mahayana path, and learn all the teachings on the Bodhisattva path in the limitless eon;
May you walk the path that is free from defilements and attaining still thoughts, have unimpeded supernatural powers in all Buddha fields;
May you walk the purification path of the Bodhisattvas, be reborn among the ten levels of Bodhisattva, joyfully cultivating all Samadhi of the Bodhisattvas;
May you ride the four wheels and perfect all Bodhisattvas’ purified practice;
May you walk the Buddha vehicle, and reach the shore of attaining all Dharmas; May you walk the path of unimaginable virtuous roots, to manifest the stable path for beings in the 10 directions;
May you walk the path of Dharma King, accomplishing fearless generosity and omniscience; May you walk the path of omniscience, perfecting Bodhisattvas’ great aspirations, ever tireless.;
🌸 Meal offerings to Sangha and public: Offering meals to Sangha and public will reap the effects of abundance of clothes and food, prosperous life, good health and longevity, gathering virtuous connections.

☘️ Monastery will acknowledge donations by:

Dedicate Great Merits to fathers with the following:
🌸 Personally offering Auspicious abacus to Buddha: Prosperity of Wealth for Generations.
🌸 Personally offering lamp: achieve intelligence and wisdom life after life.
🌸 Personally offering gems: receiving limitless fortune and wealth life after life.🌸Personally offering food: will result in having delicious cuisine life after life.
🌸 Participate in vast offering: The Buddha is the great merit field of the human and heavens reals, and by making offerings to the Buddha, the blessings and merits are boundless.
🌸 Inscription: inscribing of name to seek Buddha’s eternal blessings and care, avert calamities, increase blessing, longevity and auspiciousness.
🌸 Offering incense before the Buddha: through offering incense sincerely to the Buddha, one will have a purified and fragrant body, upholding precepts purely.🌸 Dedication: Presiding Sangha will recite mothers’ names before the Triple Gem for dedication, in order for virtues, bliss and wisdom to increase limitlessly.

♦️ Blessings Supplication Date:09/06/2024, Sunday;
♦️ Timing : 10.30am to 12.30pm
♦️ Father’s Day Repay Gratitude Package registration closing date: 06/06/2024, Thursday 9pm. Do place order early!

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