Home > Letters

Stop useless rituals and practices

by GAN KIM TAI, Kuala Lumpur, The Buddhist Channel, May 8, 2006

I am very happy with this educational and enlightening Buddhist website. I hope more Chinese Buddhists could gain more insight into right Buddhist practices and philosophy, rather than following the wrongful and wasteful practices, handled down from their forefathers.

As a Chinese Buddhist, I am quite sad at the state of Chinese psyche on religious matter. While the Chinese are considered practical and intelligent people, unfortunately, they are right behind others when it comes to religion.

Wasteful and useless practices pertaining to ritual sacrifices such as burning paper monies and other peripherals, slaughtering of animals and others are blindly practiced without inquiring about their actual use and practicalities. The incessant burning is causing unnecessary pollution. I can safely say that the culture of burning "money" reflect the stupidity of the modern Chinese.

I hope the Buddhist Committee can propagate the correct Buddhist methods & practices, to all Chinese & Buddhists, via media, books, seminars, VCDs, etc.

OM Mani Padme Hum to all of you.


Google
 
Web www.buddhistchannel.tv www.buddhistnews.tv


Get your Korean Buddhist News here, brought to you by BTN-Buddhist Channel




The Mandala app brings together Buddhist wisdom and meditation techniques with the latest insights of psychology and neuroscience to handle the challenges and complexities of modern life. The App offers a series of engaging talks and conversations with experts on a wide variety of topics, such as managing stress, dealing with adversity, developing greater resilience, cultivating empathy and compassion, creating healthy relationships, and many more. These topics are explored to help find greater peace, meaning and joy in our lives. Our panel of experts include Dr, Thupten Jinpa, Daniel Goleman, Kelly McGonigal and others.FREE DOWNLOAD here
Point your feed reader to this location
Submit an Article
Write to the Editor

      About The Channel   |   Disclaimer