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From: Tusita Hermitage 兜率天修行林 <jongjyi at gmail dot com>
Date: Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 5:55 PM
Subject: 累积殊勝功德的机会 Great opportunity to accumulate meritorious deed !!!
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各位佛友 Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Dhamma,

2008年2月,吉祥尊者与四位比丘来到了古晋,与古晋菩提法苑结下了深厚的情谊。在上座部佛教的僧团领导之下,古晋菩提法苑于2008年7月18日在古晋新山肚成立了兜率天修行林。由于当时的空间不足,尼师们和女禅修者只能住在离这里大约有45分钟车程的菩提禅林。一直到了2011年,当6间僧舍在邻近的新土地上建好后,尼师和女禅修者们才从菩提禅林搬进现有的兜率天修行林。目前,兜率天修行林住着全马为数最大规模的华裔僧团与尼师修行族群。

In Feb of Year 2008, Bhante Mangala and 4 bhikkhus(monks) came to Kuching. Thus marked the beginning of their deep relationship with Kuching Bhagavan Buddhist Society (KBBS). Under the guidance of the Sangha of Theravada Buddhism, KBBS has on 18 July 2008 established Tusita Hermitage (Tusita) at Sin San Tu A road, Batu Kawa-Matang Road, Kuching. Due to space constrain, Sayalays & female meditators were staying at Bodhivana Buddhist Hermitage, approximately 45 min drive to Tusita. They moved in to Tusita in Year 2011, after 6 male Kutis were built at Tusita 2 (new site of Tusita). Currently, Tusita has the biggest Chinese Sangha & Sayalays community in Malaysia.

兜率天修行林的教法与修行是严格遵循古老的道路以朝向最究竟的苦之熄灭。兜率天修行林是一个着重在实践禅修的修行道场,目前是全天候开放给所有来自国内外任何有热诚学习佛陀原始的教导和止观禅的人们,无论是出家众或在家居士都一律欢迎。

Tusita adheres strictly to the original Teachings and practices of the Lord Buddha which include intensive meditation practice, which will ultimately result in the realization of Nibbana. Meditation retreat is open all year round at Tusita for local and foreign monastic and lay meditators who wish to learn the original Teachings and practices of the Lord Buddha.

禅修是体证涅槃,解脱生死轮回唯一的途徑。而适当的环境对于禅修者培育定力而言是相当重要的。现兜率天修行林擁有大自然的环境,幽静而不愦闹。但如果往后相鄰的土地發展与兜率天修行林的理念背道而驰,那将会破坏禅修环境。这是领人所擔憂的问题。有豎以此,KBBS决定展开購地计劃並在最近成功買下与兜率天修行林相鄰各4亩及8亩的两片土地,共12亩,總值马幣240萬。購地计劃除了为保护道场环境之余,同時也将建立僧侶森林道场。

Meditation is the only way to Nibbana. Therefore, a condusive and secluded place to practise is essential. Although Tusita is in a pleasant location, there has been concern about the effect that development on adjacent land might have on the present environment. It was with this in mind that KBBS decided to purchase adjacent lands. Currently, we managed to acquire 2 pieces of land adjacent to Tusita, which consist of 8 acres and 4 acres respectively. The total cost of the acquisition is RM2.4 million. In addition to preserve the conducive environment of Tusita, the new land will be used to set up forest monastery for the Sangha.

为了让佛友们能參与这项计劃,本苑把这12亩地分成1200点来计算。请参阅以下所列出的计算:-
To help finance the acquisition, we divided the land into small lots for individual donation, i.e. 12 acres divided into 1200 points. Please see the calculation as listed below: -

土地费用共计
   Total cost of land = 马幣RM 2,400,000
土地总面积
   Total area of land =1200点points

因此Therefore,

土地成本每点 land cost per point = 马幣RM2,400,000 / 1,200点points
= 马幣RM2,000

所以,佛友们只需以马幣两千元就能布施一点的土地给兜率天修行林。
Donors only need to donate RM2,000 to contribute 1 point of land to Tusita.

佛陀说供养一位普通沒守戒的人、它的善果報可维持一千世。供养有定力的人,果報可维持100亿世。供养欲证初果的人,果報可维持是無法计算的。而对个人供养的果報是遠遠比不上对團体的供养。这计劃的受惠者都是一群精進修行的出家人及禅修者,这么難能可贵的机会,您可千萬別錯过!多余的捐款将用于兜率天修行林往后的发展。

The Buddha said if one offers to an ordinary person (who doesn’t take precepts), the good effect of this good deeds can last for 1000 lifetime/existence of the offeror. Likewise, to a single person with good concentration, the effect can last for 10 billion lifetime/existence. And to a person who is about to attain Sotapanna, the effect is countless. Even then, the effect of the offering to a single person cannot be compared with the offering to a GROUP of people. As this project is of great benefit to a GROUP of both monastic and lay meditators who are seriously practicing meditation, we sincerely wish that you could have a share in this great merit by sponsoring/supporting this meritorious deed. Excess donations will be channeled toward the future development of Tusita.

請把銀行存入紙條電郵給月玲居士, <y_hue at yahoo dot com>, H/P No. +6016-888 0018 以方便與銀行對帳。
Please EMAIL to Sister Yuet Ling at <y_hue at yahoo dot com>, H/P No. +6016-888 0018 for ease of bank reconciliation purpose.

正式收据將只寄給有要求收據的贊助人 。
Kindly be informed that the OFFICIAL RECEIPT will be sent to the donor upon request only.

愿這護持佛教的殊勝功德, 能成為我們成就涅槃的助緣。
May the merits of performing this meritorious deed through supporting the Buddha Sasana be a good condition for the attainment of Nibbana.

愿您平安, 快樂, 祥和。
May you be well, happy and peaceful.

With metta,

古晋菩提法苑代表
On behalf of KBBS

空悅 Sunnatanandi (Joanne)

For latest info about Tusita International's activities, e-books and Dhamma Talks
欲知有关兜率天修行林的最新消息、活动、e书以及佛法开示请游览兜率天修行林网站

http://www.tusitainternational.net

在因上下工夫 老老实实
莫在果上执求 任果自熟

'You cannot truly love until you are selfless.'


adapted for web
info forwarded by : lhoois at gmail dot com
26 Oct 2011
 

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