人鬼两利安 Living in Peace with Spirits
Whenever spirit (or ghost) is mentioned, more often than not it comes along with a sense of eeriness in our mind. Nevertheless, from the perspective of Buddhism, they are not scary, but are more pitiful.
Throughout the 7th month of the Lunar Calendar in the past, we used to witness how prayers to the hungry ghosts were held in various scales. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the world today, the Hungry Ghost Festival celebration was turned into a silent affair this year. Many people would have asked, whether the spirits would be suffering from “hunger” this year?
Buddha taught us how to benefit our relatives who are still living or deceased through various meritorious deeds and practice. Unfortunately, throughout the years, we may find that some of these traditions were deviated from the original teachings of the Buddha.
Thus, we ought to re-discover — what are the actual teachings of divine-intervention and transcendence? How can we benefit and be in peace with both human and spirits?
The YBAM Kedah State Liaison Committee is honoured to invite Bhante Dhammaputta, abbot of Sitavana Vihara Buddhist Monastery in Penang, to share his insights based on the interesting Buddhism scriptures. We cordially invite all to secure your seats and enjoy the benefits of this online dharma sharing themed “Living In Peace Between Human and Spirits”, on 5th September 2020 (Saturday), at 8pm.