Wishes From All For World Peace
The severity of the COVID-19 outbreak is endangering many lives in many countries. This calls for countries to unite and support each other in overcoming this contagious disease. Hence, Fa-Yi Chong-De Dao members in New York promoted a “Daily Coursework for Cultivation at Home” in response: consumption of at least one vegetarian meal per day, chanting of sutras,kowtowing, and paying forward the merits via smartphones. This unity of everyone’s love and mercy will touch Heaven. We pray that with Heaven’s blessings, the pandemic will be contained, ending the casualties.
The Unity of Love Moves the World
This global prayer event was launched on the internet, a borderless medium. Starting from Toronto, it expanded to the rest of North America, including New York, with many Chinese Dao members joining from numerous countries. Due to the pandemic, beginning on February 11th, every member respectfully paid forward their merits from chanting sutras for a total of 10,800 times within 30 days. While COVID-19 slowly mitigated in China, Canada and the other North American regions had enacted a full-on defense against the spread of the disease. On March 18th, this event of simultaneously chanting the Maitreya Salvation Sutra and the paying forward of merits was resumed. As of recently, there are approximately 10,000 people who have joined this meaningful event, demonstrating borderless solidarity and the unification of love around the world.
Sincere Sutra Recitations for Alleviating Disasters
Due to the current wave of pandemic being more severe than the last, this event is extended until the end of the pandemic. The goal has been raised to 40,000 participants and to pay forward merits from 120,000 sutra recitations. Among the recommended sutras are: the Heart Sutra, the Classic of Purity and Tranquility, the Ji Gong Living Buddha Salvation Sutra, and the Great Karma Resolving Sutra of Immortal Guan Sheng Di Jun. We pray that in this tug-of-war with the pandemic, accumulations of positive energy from positive minds and merciful vows will be answered with Heaven’s mercy in the mitigation of the turmoil.
Exercise Routines and Holy Songs for Calmness of Body and Mind
In addition to promoting vegetarianism, sutra chanting, kowtowing, and the paying forward of merits, it is strongly encouraged to incorporate Grand Senior Elder’s Ba Duan Jin exercise demonstration video and a selection of holy songs into daily life. Practicing Ba Duan Jin maintains our physical and mental well-being, hence, boosting our immune system. Singing holy songs nurtures our True Nature through music, retaining tranquility and the balance of the spirit-mind-body trifecta.
Unite the Great Vows and Spread the Gospel
Facing abrupt changes and rising death tolls, it is the obligation of Fa-Yi Chong-De members around the world to unite our great vows and pray for Heaven’s mercy in fighting against the pandemic. Let us be compassionate and contribute positive thoughts, supporting each other in this global village regardless of country borders and ethnic origins, in order to spur an early arrival of world peace.
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