Saturday, August 20, 2016

THAI AND CHINESE BUDDHIST FUNERAL RITES AND RITUALS 1 WEEK AFTER MY FATHER'S DEATH

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EXACTLY 1 WEEK AFTER MY FATHER WENT TO HEAVEN, WE HELD A CEREMONY WITH THAI MONKS IN THE MORNING AND CHINESE LAYMEN IN THE EVENING CHANTING PRAYERS FOR MY FATHER'S SOUL.

Around 10 am we reached Wat Chon Phra Chumthat located next to Kampung Dalam crematorium as Mum had asked 7 monks to chant prayers for dad. 

 OFFERINGS FOR MY FATHER KEE NAI SENG, BEST PAPA IN THE WORLD. WE OFFERED
 HIS FAVORITE FRUITS AND FOOD
 DATO KEE HUA CHEE COULD NOT BELIEVE HIS FATHER HAD DIED
 HE  THOUGHT HIS DAD WOULD LIVE FOREVER
 7 THAI MONKS WERE REQUESTED BY MUM TO CHANT PRAYERS FOR MY FATHER KEE NAI SENG
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 ,MY PAPA KEE NAI SENG
 THE MORNING CHANTINGS BY 7 THAI MONKS ENDED BEFORE NOON AND WE HADC LUNCH IN THE TEMPLE KITCHEN
 THIS IS THE MAIN ALTAR OF KELANTAN BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION BUILDING IN KOTA BARU



 MY FATHER'S NAME IN CHINESE IS FOURTH FROM RIGHT ON BOTTOM ROW

 BUDDHA AMITABHA
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 I BEG BUDDHA RECEIVE MY FATHER IN HIS BOUNDLESS BOUNTY
 KUANYIN I WORSHIP YOU
 GREAT GODDESS OF MERCY
 HAVE MERCY ON MY FATHER'S SOUL
 ANY WRONGS HE DID I WILL BEAR WHEN I DIE
 LET MY FATHER BE FREE AND I WILL SHOULDER WHATEVER FAULTS HE HAD OR WRONGS HE DID
 TRIPITAKA WHO SEEK AND FOUNDED HOLY BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES IN THE WEST
 OUR JOURNEY ENDS IN BUDDHA









 DRESSED IN BLACK ROBES, THESE LAYMEN AND LAYWOMEN PREPARED TO CHANT PRAYERS IN MANDARIN FOR MY FATHER
 I THANK THEM FROM BOTTOM OF MY HEART
 TUA SOH, JAMES NG AND GEE SOH













 FEELING FORLORN AS DAD'S GONE
 BUT WE WILL MEET AGAIN AND AGAIN IN NEXT LIFE, NEXT KALPA AND NEXT REINCARNATION


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SILENCE IS GOLDEN BUT SACRED CHANTINGS ARE VERY LOUD! 

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