Qianfota Monastery Performed Holding Bowls Practice
07-24-2018    FJNET
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><SPAN lang=EN-US><EM><FONT size=4>Sublime appearance: wearing Kashaya and holding bowls </FONT></EM></SPAN></P>

<P align=center><EM><FONT size=4>&nbsp;</FONT></EM><EM><FONT size=4><BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<SPAN lang=EN-US>In the journey, Buddhist followers along the road offering monastic enthusiastically</SPAN></FONT></EM></P>

<P align=center><FONT size=4><EM><BR></EM><SPAN lang=EN-US><EM>I wish I can sweep away your journey-dust with my reverent hands and sincere heart</EM></SPAN></FONT></P>

<P align=center><FONT size=4><EM><BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><SPAN lang=EN-US><EM>Ven.&nbsp;Minghui, Superintendent Master of the Qianfota Monastery</EM></SPAN></FONT></P>

<P align=center><FONT size=4><EM><BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</EM><SPAN lang=EN-US><EM>The long journey</EM></SPAN></FONT></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center><SPAN lang=EN-US><EM><FONT size=4>The long journey</FONT></EM></SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US><FONT size=4>Qianfota Monastery, May, 2006<BR><BR></FONT></SPAN></P>

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN lang=EN-US><FONT size=4>Meizhou</FONT></SPAN></st1:City><SPAN lang=EN-US><FONT size=4>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">China -- </st1:country-region>On May 6, 2006, over 160 monastic came out of Qianfota Monastery in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Meizhou</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Guangdong</st1:State></st1:place> Province. They were wearing Kashaya and holding bowls with sublime appearance. They will take journey to Dajue Monastery in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Crane</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Mountain</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> in Meijiang District. In the journey, Buddhist followers along the road made offering to monastic enthusiastically.<BR><BR></FONT></SPAN></P>

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US><FONT size=4>Buddha instructs left-home people should holding bowl to beg for the necessaries, be content, minimizing desire for material, concentrating upon self-cultivation and practice. When a man left home, he abandoned his earthly family, productive business, commercial affairs, the less he gets involved in exterior world, the more he absorbs in the interior world. It is the fundamental method that Buddha has instructed monastic. Looking at the tiny bowl, once Buddhist followers filled porridge in the bowl, monastic should introspect himself, then instructs Buddhist followers with a grateful mind. Meanwhile, Holding Bowls Practice can diminish one's greed, pride and anger, and develop compassion. </FONT></SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US><FONT size=4>Qianfota Monastery is located at east suburban in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Meizhou City</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Guangdong</st1:State></st1:place> Province. Hundreds of Bhikshunis practice in here. <SPAN lang=EN-US><FONT size=3>[Translator: Wang Xinyu]</FONT></SPAN></P></FONT></SPAN></SPAN>
Translator: Wang Xinyu
   
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