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“Sariputra, if there are people who have already made the vow, who now make the vow, or who are about to make the vow, ‘I desire to be born in Amitabha’s country,’ these people, whether born in the past, now being born, or to be born in the future, all will irreversibly attain to anuttarasamyaksambodhi. Therefore, Sariputra, all good men and good women, if they are among those who have faith, should make the vow, ‘I will be born in that country.’”

~ Amitabha Sutra

When I obtain the Buddhahood, any being of the boundless and inconceivable Buddha-worlds of the ten quarters whose body if be touched by the rays of my splendour should not make his body and mind gentle and peaceful, in such a state that he is far more sublime than the gods and men, then may I not attain the enlightenment.

~ Amitabha Buddha's Thirty-Third Vow

Monday, May 28, 2007

Rare Buddhist relics on display in Singapore to mark Vesak Day

Rare Buddhist relics on display in Singapore
Channel NewsAsia | 27 May 2007

SINGAPORE: Rare Buddhist relics and art works are on display at the Nei Xue Tang Buddhist Art Museum to mark Vesak Day.

Among them is a portrait of Master Hsu Yun by renowned Singapore artist Tan Swie Hian.

The old master had lived through turbulent times in China.

But that did not stop him from spreading the philosophy of Buddhism till his death, at 120 years old.

Hsu Yun is considered by many to be one of the greatest followers of Buddhism.

"Anybody who sees Hsu Yun's robe, particularly Buddhists, their knees go weak and they go bowing down in great devotion. Our artist friends like the robe itself because it is like a piece of art work....material gathered by the monks, and they patch it, because they are supposed to renounce wealth, their lives as simple as possible," said Woon Wee Teng, an art collector and caretaker of Nei Xue Tang.

Besides the robe, a letter written by Hsu Yun and his alms bowl are also on display.

They are all on loan from Hsu Yun's disciple, Master Yi Zhao from Hong Kong.

During these two weeks, Nei Xue Tang is also exhibiting the fine carvings of Guan Yin from the Tang Dynasty.

The museum hopes it will inspire visitors to contemplate the virtues of compassion - for which Guan Yin was known - during this Vesak Day celebrations. - CNA/ir

Event Information:
28th to 14 June 2007

235 Cantonment Road,
Singapore 089766
Tel: 6372 0189 Fax: 6533 0807

Bus Services:
75, 167 and 196

Nearest Mrt:
Take Mrt to Outram Park Station (EW16 - NE3)
and walk 700m south along Cantonment Road

Car Park :
Car park is at the end of Yan Kit Road.
Entry through Yan Kit Road only.

Admission Fees:
SGD $5.00 Adults / SGD $3.00 Children
(Children below 8 years old are not permitted)

Daily Opening Hours:
10am to 5pm



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