Master Huai Shan Accepts a Lay Disciple

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Original Chinese Language Article by: www.sanyuanfojiao.org.cn

(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)

Dharma Master Huai Shan is the Deputy Secretary-General of the Buddhist Association of China, and the first Head Monk of the Nepal Chinese Culture Temple (situated in the Lumbini area of Nepal).  On July 2nd, 2012, Dharma Master Huai Shan was in the Guangji Temple, Beijing.  Here, he met with the lay practitioner Lu Jin Shui – and formally accept him as his disciple.  The lay-Buddhist disciple Lu Jin Shui is the executive director of the Zhejiang Buddhist Association – situated in Zhuji City – and an officer at the Xitian Temple.  He has been an admirer of Dharma Master Huai Shan for sometime, but until now has never has the opportunity to meet him in person.  Tang Zong Bian (of the San Yuan Chinese Buddhist Practice Network) made the referral – informing Lu Jin Shui that Dharma Master Huai Shan was staying at the Guangji Temple.  After receiving this information, Lu Jin Shui flew especially to Beijing to meet him.

The sacred ritual of accepting a disciple is premised upon correct behaviour and the maintaining a respectful attitude.  As a consequence, Lu Jin Shui solemnly presented the appropriate gifts and bowed his head to the ground, as Dharma Master Huai Shan formally accepted him as a disciple within his lineage of Buddhism.  Tong Zong Bian (amongst others) witnessed the successful ceremony which unfolded without a problem.  With conclusion of the dignified proceedings, Lu Jin Shui explained to Dharma Master Huai Shan about the development of the Xitian Temple, and how things are progressing with fund-raising and construction, etc.  Dharma Master Huai Shan praised this selfless work, and said that Buddhists should always work toward breaking down barriers and forming wise and peaceful relations in the world.

©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2015.

Original Chinese Language Source Text:

http://www.sanyuanfojiao.org.cn/html/news/2012-7-18/2012718431431452243.html

中佛协副秘书长、尼泊尔中华寺首任方丈怀善法师再收高徒

2012年7月2日下午,中国佛教协会副秘书长、尼泊尔中华寺首任方丈怀善法师在北京广济寺,会见了吕金水居士,并正式收其为徒。吕金水居士是浙江省诸暨市佛教协会常务理事、西天寺寺务主任。他仰慕怀善法师已久,只是苦于没有因缘相见。在三缘中华佛教网唐总编的引荐下,得知怀善法师在广济寺,便专门乘飞机来到北京拜师。

此次拜师仪式庄严而神圣,吕金水居士虔诚地向怀善法师行叩拜大礼,拜师仪式在唐总编等人的见证下圆满结束。拜师仪式结束后,吕金水居士向怀善法师介绍了西天寺的在建情况,以及西天寺的远景规划。怀善法师对吕金水居士弘法利生的善举大加赞扬,鼓励他再接再厉,为佛教文化的交流发展做出更大的贡献。

 

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