裱装佛像 共造善业

4月22日这一天,14广006C的同学抱着欢喜心到张金辉同学的工厂裱装佛像。活动的缘起是从净远法师让我们班的张金辉同学为5月的吉祥佛诞制作佛像开始的。金辉同学在与许丽芬班长讨论后,决定保留11尊佛像让同班同学们能参与最后的制作和组装,从而共造善业,得到师长、三宝的摄受。

当天中午左右,大家怀着一颗颗欢喜心,陆续抵达金辉同学的工厂。设供礼佛后,我们就开始享用同学们带来的斋菜。此时大家的心情都很愉悦,毕竟制作佛像是千载难逢的机会。饭后我们全班分成两组,金辉同学及他的员工就开始讲解今天制作佛像的步骤。平面佛像的零件事先都已做好,我们主要是将印有佛像的帆布裱在装有LED灯的木框上。大家怀着虔诚的心,在和谐愉快的气氛中,仔细地裱装佛像。在佛菩萨的加持下,过程一切顺利,我们甚至有多余的时间裱装展览用的海报。

裱装完毕后,我们把佛像安置在会议室,接上电源后,成排的佛像与师父的法像散发金黄色的光辉。大家内心都感到非常的殊胜与庄严。我们虔诚地摆放鲜花与各式的供品,开始礼佛、诵经、持咒、拜35佛忏,以及恭颂七支供养。在整个过程中,真是法喜充满。之后,我们分享了制作佛像的感想,大家都很随喜金辉同学发心让我们参与这样殊胜的功德。丽芬班长也带领我们复习《广论》所提到建寺与制造佛像的殊胜。

经历了三年,我班终于完成了下士道的学习,所以我们当天特别邀请陈东荣名誉会长为我们颁发下士道结业证书,真是好事成双。我们也准备了礼物送给我们亲爱的丽芬班长、满昌班长、燕琴班长、凤英班长及关怀员程英师姐,感恩他们一路上的引导与关爱。

这次的活动不仅让我们有净罪集资的机会,也深深感受到学法的道路上有同行善友的助伴,真是一个圆满的星期六。感恩师父,感恩老师!

Class partakes in the final assembly of the Buddha figures to accumulate the most extensive merit

On 22nd April 2017, our class 14广006C gathered at our classmate, Mr Steven Teo’s office to participate in vast offering, assembly of Buddha figures, and the convocation for our completion of the path of small capacity. Earlier this year, Venerable Jing Yuan, has accepted Steven’s kind offer to make 22 Buddha figures for the 2017 Auspicious Vesak day. After manufacturing the different components of the Buddha artefacts, Steven has generously arranged for our class to partake in the final assembly of the Buddha figures so that we can all benefit from this sublimely merit deed.

The joyous and auspicious event kicked off with a sumptuous lunch of vegetarian delights. Everyone was feeling extremely grateful and fortuitous to participate in this special occasion, for the joy was truly triple fold and the merits immeasurable. After lunch, it was time to start working. Steven and his assistants explained the procedure for the Buddha assembly and the class was subsequently split into two working groups. By the grace of Buddha and Master Jih-Chang, we managed not only to complete the Buddha artefacts in time but also had time to construct an additional number of poster frames.

After the Buddha assembly session, our class adjourned to the lounge where we began our praying session. We recited the various mantras, the 35 Buddha’s’ repentance, and other prayers. Then we had a sharing session of the work that we did today. The Buddha assembly session has brought a tremendous sense of camaraderie and we are very grateful to our classmate Steven for this rare opportunity. Notably, monitor Koh Lee Hoon, pointed out many instances in the Lamrim that state the merits of Buddha construction; the CEO of BW Monastery, Dr Oh Kheng Hoe, recounted a story of a young monk who had his longevity extended through his virtuous merit of redrawing the Buddha figure in a decrepit temple.

For our convocation for the completion of the path of small capacity, we invited the honorary chairman of BW Monastary, Mr Tan Tong Eng, to present to us our certificates. Even though we have only completed 1/3 of the Lamrim, it is still a very significant milestone for the class, and we took the opportunity to congratulate one another and be thankful for all the blessings we have received from Buddha. May we always be guided under the direction of our dearest Master Jih-Chang, Teacher, and the Triple Gems till we attain Buddhahood. The memory of this wonderful day will forever be etched in our heart.

Class: 14G006C