Wǔtái Shān Temple Opening Ceremonies

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Wǔtái Shān Temple Opening Ceremonies

Post by Caoimhghín »

Out of curiousity, will anyone else be attended the opening ceremonies of the Wǔtái Shān Temple in Peterborough, Ontario, on October 5th?

I will be there.
Then, the monks sang this gāthā:

These bodies are like foam.
Them being frail, who can rejoice in them?
The Buddha attained the vajra-body.
Still, it becomes inconstant and rots.
The many Buddhas are vajra-entities.
All are also subject to inconstancy.
Quickly ended, like melting snow --
how could things be different?

The Buddha passed into parinirvāṇa afterward.
(T1.27b10 Mahāparinirvāṇasūtra DĀ 2)

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