2017 年 Men’s Division Kenshu 壮年部研修会

The Men’s Division Kenshu was held on 23 December 2017. In line with our Chief Priest’s guidance, the theme of the Kenshu mirrored the “Kickoff Towards 2021”. This continues the momentum of Shakubuku Advancement in the year 2018 leading to the achievement of the 2021 objective.

Immediately after the completion of short Gongyo and Daimoku, led by our Chief Priest, a short video clip introduced the concept of Devadatta’s evil actions to harm the Buddha. After the video clip, we explained how we are similar to Devadatta’s evil way of actions in terms of speech. As the saying goes, “words can kill”.

We then shared the virtual world situation of cyberbullying that is prevalent in society today. This causes considerable pain and suffering to unsuspecting victims who are vilified online. A real life case involving a recent court sentencing of a couple was shown in which some Singaporeans felt the punishment was inadequate. Even online chat groups and apps like WhatsApp can be used to criticise the boss or vilify someone we do not like. This has given rise to the term “office bully”.

All the above happened as many people are not aware of the true teachings of the Daishonin’s Buddhism. In order to explain how Buddhist practice helps overcome bad causes, an experience sharing was given by Hong Ming.

Practising Daishonin’s Buddhism alone is insufficient. We must conduct shakubuku, especially as we continue the momentum of achieving our 2018 ShakubukuPledge towards meeting the 2021 objective.

We also explained that going on tozan is very important as it enables us to repay our gratitude to the Three Treasures and to expiate our sins and bad karma. We highlighted that it is especially significant for us to join Group Tozan organised by our temple as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Establishment of Kaimyoin.

Lastly, our Chief Priest gave guidance based on the following important points for the coming year, 2018:
1) Attend Oko Ceremony
2) Join temple’s Group Tozan
3) Achieve our shakubuku pledge

The Men’s Division Kenshu ended with the believers’ conviction to carry out all the above as set forth by our Chief Priest and to encourage all other Kaimyo-in believers to do the same.

2017年12月23日,开妙院壮年部研修会顺利举行。主题是由御主管依据朝向2021年实现构筑法华讲员八十万人阵容这个目标,在来年2018年须继续奋力实践折伏而设定的。

御主管带经唱题之后,随即研修会议程以视屏播放叙述提婆达多加害世尊的经过展开。过后,我们(主办小组)举例并加以讨论大家如何在生活中犯下类似的言语上的恶行,也就是所谓的“出口伤人”的行径而不自知。

其中更涉及日益蔓延并倍受关注的网络霸凌的趋势,以及它对无辜互联网用户所带来的负面心理影响和伤害。就连微信等短信群聊平台也能被滥用为网络诋毁的途径,散播对某人,譬如上司等有害的批评,成为另一类“职场欺凌”的手段。对于近日发生的一对夫妇因网络霸凌受审的案件,新加坡社群普遍反应认为:立法遏制措施应更加严厉,使之奏效。

以上种种世相的显现,与众多人尚未认识日莲大圣人的以因果法则为本的正法息息相关。紧接着,宏明通过体验分享,讲述自身如何通过正确的佛道修行防非止恶,克服种种恶业。

其实,单靠勤行唱题的的自行是不足够的,我们也应该尽力作出折伏化他行。为达成2021年的誓愿,我们要在来临的 2018年加把劲。

接下来,在会议当中,我们陈述了登山报恩谢德、消灭恶业的重大意义。其中,也特别强调了一同参加以欢庆开妙院成立十周年纪念为由的寺院团体登山的重要性。

最后,御主管给予大家信心上的鼓励并以以下3项2018年切实行动项目
作为总结:
1.出席每个月的御报恩御讲法会
2.结伴参加寺院团体登山
3.致力达成折伏目标

壮年部研修会在确立信念、充实信心、期许全体一同持续积极的广布精神当中圆满结束。