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梁皇宝忏与佛像开光大法会|Emperor Liang Repentance Sutra Puja & Buddha Statue Consecration Ceremony 2022

已更新:2022年12月11日


佛像开光当日记录 | Images from Buddha Statue Consecration Ceremony

8 Dec 2022|壬寅年冬月十五


法会简介 | Introduction

基于天然环境的侵蚀与风化,已有超过70年历史的报恩寺道场正在翻新三楼的观世音大殿。工程在阳历十一月完毕后(预计),本寺将会在大殿里安三尊大佛像供人瞻仰:南无本师释迦摩尼佛,南无药师琉璃光如来,以及南无阿弥陀佛。此空间也将会是报恩寺举办法会的第二个场地。为了纪念这个吉祥的新篇章,报恩寺将在阳历十二月举办功德非常殊胜的梁皇宝忏与佛像开光大法会。


Over the past few months, Poh Ern Shih has been renovating our premise and refurbishing our second prayer hall on the 3rd floor. To commemorate this new chapter in over 70 years of the temple's history, we are organising one of the most sacred Pujas in Buddhism: the Emperor Liang Repentance Sutra Puja, as well as a Buddha statue consecration ceremony to place and bless the statues of Gautama Buddha, Medicine Buddha and Amitabha in the new prayer hall.


梁皇宝忏的缘起 | The Origins of Emperor Liang Repentance Sutra

这个忏本是南朝梁武帝为皇后郗氏所集的。事沿皇后郗氏在往生后的数月,有一天梁武帝正要就寝,听闻外面有骚乱的声音,于是出去一看,竟然是一条大蟒蛇,而且睁大眼睛望着他;这时候武帝大惊不已,不知如何是好,便对蟒蛇说:「朕的宫殿严警,不是你们蛇类所生之地,看来你必定是妖孽。」


蟒蛇于是对武帝说:「我是你的皇后郗氏,臣妾因为生前喜欢争宠,而常怀瞋心及嫉妒心,性情惨毒,损物害人,所以死后堕入蛇身。现在没有饮食可吃,又没有洞穴可以庇身,而且每一片鳞甲中有许多虫在咬,真是痛苦万分。由于深感皇上平日对臣妾的厚爱,所以才敢显现丑陋的形貌与您相见,希望能祈求一些功德,脱离蟒蛇之身。」蟒蛇说完之后就不见了。


武帝将这个情形告诉志公禅师,禅师对梁武帝说:「必须要礼佛忏悔才能洗涤罪业。」武帝于是请志公禅师搜寻佛经,摘录佛的名号,并且依佛经来撰写忏悔文,总共写成十卷。然后武帝就依照忏本为皇后礼拜忏悔,有一日,突然闻到异香遍满室内,久久不散。武帝抬起头来,看见有一个人,容仪端丽,对他说:「我是蟒蛇的后身,因为承蒙皇上为我作功德,所以现在已经超生忉利天,今天特来致谢。」言毕就不见了。


因此,《梁皇宝忏》从梁朝流传至今一千余年,学佛行人若能依此忏文虔诚礼拜、惭愧忏悔,并检讨改过,以慈悲、智慧的法水洗净愆尤,必得佛陀慈光加被,自然业障消除,善根增长,身心清净,平安吉祥。--- 取自于《佛弟子文库》

The Emperor Liang Repentance was compiled by the Zen Master Pao-chih and ten other honorable monks. This text was so named because it originated from the Emperor himself. A devoted Buddhist, Emperor Wu (of the Liang Dynasty) took the Bodhisattva precepts during the second year of his reign, and abided to them strictly for the rest of his life. In addition to building many temples and hosting numerous Dharma services, he also studied the teachings of Buddha extensively during his life time. Thereupon, he was also known as the Bodhisattva Emperor. On the other hand, the emperor’s first wife, Queen Chi, was a jealous and temperamental woman. Her thoughts and words were also extremely wicked.

Due to this, she reborn as a python after her death at age thirty. Despite being in animal form, she was still conscious of the karmic causes in her past life as Queen Chi. During the second year of his rule, Queen Chi visited the Emperor one night at the palace. At first, the Emperor did not recognise the snake was his deceased wife. The Queen then revealed her identity and told him why she had assumed the body of a python. She also made known her current sufferings and confessed all the bad deeds she had ever committed to the Emperor. Queen Chi begged him to rescue her from extreme misery.

Upon learning the truth, Emperor Wu immediately invited Zen master Pao-chih and other honorable monks to write a repentance text for the Queen, in accordance to the teachings within Buddhist sutras and the essentials of confessing one’s sins. Shortly after the repentance service, Queen Chi, dressed in high-topped hat and red gown, revisited the Emperor and said “I am here with gratitude. With the aid of Buddha’s strength, I was able to shed the body of a python and be reborn in the Celestial Realms."

The merit one accumulates from the repentance is inconceivable and beyond ordinary comprehension. Henceforth, Emperor Wu’s repentance Puja has become one of the most popular and widespread repentance services because it benefits both the living and the dead. Today, it is still being held regularly across the world.


供养选项|Offering Options


Merit owner series | 功德主系列


大功德主 | Primary merit owner - $5,000

8个消灾名子 | 8 names to be blessed 历代祖先 + 8个超度名字 | Ancestors + 8 names of deceased for bardo service


吉祥德主 | Prosperous merit owner - $3,000

6个消灾名子 | 6 names to be blessed 历代祖先 + 6个超度名字 | Ancestors + 6 names of deceased for bardo service


功德主 | Common merit owner - $1,000

4个消灾名子 | 4 names to be blessed 历代祖先 + 4个超度名字 | Ancestors + 4 names of deceased for bardo service


Ordinary options | 其他选项


个人消灾 | Individual blessing - $20

供大悲咒灯 | Compassion Mantra Light Offering - $80


供如意斋 | Vegetarian meal offering - $300


超荐一位 (历代祖先/往生莲位/冤亲债主/十方无主孤魂/婴灵) | Bardo service for one name (Ancestors/Deceased individual/Karmic Debtors/Wandering Spirits/Unborn Child) - $20


焰口 | Compassionate Offering to beings in the Flaming Mouths realm - $20


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