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.
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