Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Xuan Tian Shang Di T-shirt Ordering (玄天上帝休閒衣)

For those who are FANS of Xuan Tian Shang Di (玄天上帝) aka Shiong Thay Kong (上帝公), you may want to get a T-shirt for yourself to wear on his Manifestation Anniversary on 3rd Day of Lunar 3 Month (農曆三月初三日).

Ordering Online at http://shop.lucifer.tw/products-detail.php?id=68

Spiritual Registration & Promotion Ceremony of Da Zhen Ren Fu 02 (癸巳年大真人府萬法宗壇授籙聖典之分享二)

Part 2 Sharing:

Taoist Zheng Yi Great Patriarch Association of Republic of Taiwan (中華道教嗣漢大真人府), co-organisation of World Taoist General Federation (世界道教聯合總會), had conducted the very 1st Spiritual Registration & Promotion Ceremony for the various Taoist Masters & High Priests for Year 2013 on 24 March, a Sunday.

The 64th Heavenly Master aka The Great Patriarch Zhang Mei Liang (正一天師道第六十四代傳人張美良大真人) of Zheng Yi Sect, had arrived at the Ceremony to witness the whole Spiritual Registration & Promotion.

May Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling bestowed his blessing to all the newly Registed Taoist Priests & Promoted Taoist High Priests.

PS: Jave had missed this round's Promotion, I will only be able to participate in the Lunar 9 Month Promotion Ceremony for Year 2013.

分享(二):

癸巳年大真人府”萬法宗壇”授籙聖典已圓滿成功﹐在此感謝大真人府”萬法宗壇”執委及林宗主分享該聖典照片。

http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/bench03b/article?mid=2634&prev=2636&next=2608

Monday, 25 March 2013

Spiritual Registration & Promotion Ceremony of Da Zhen Ren Fu (癸巳年大真人府萬法宗壇授籙聖典)

Taoist Zheng Yi Great Patriarch Association of Republic of Taiwan (
中華道教嗣漢大真人府), co-organisation of World Taoist General Federation (世界道教聯合總會), had conducted the very 1st Spiritual Registration & Promotion Ceremony for the various Taoist Ma...sters & High Priests for Year 2013 on 24 March, a Sunday.

The 64th Heavenly Master aka The Great Patriarch Zhang Mei Liang (正一天師道第六十四代傳人張美良大真人) of Zheng Yi Sect, had arrived at the Ceremony to witness the whole Spiritual Registration & Promotion.

May Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling bestowed his blessing to all the newly Registed Taoist Priests & Promoted Taoist High Priests.

PS: Jave had missed this round's Promotion, I will only be able to participate in the Lunar 9 Month Promotion Ceremony for Year 2013.

癸巳年大真人府”萬法宗壇”授籙聖典已圓滿成功﹐在此感謝大真人府”萬法宗壇”執委及林宗主分享該聖典照片。
 
http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/bench03b/article?mid=2608&prev=-1&next=2562
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Singapore celebratin​g the Manifestat​ion Anniversar​y of Supreme Lord Lao Zi 2013 (新加坡道教團體慶祝道祖萬壽聖誕)

Dear All,
15th Day of Lunar 2 Month (農曆花月十五日), a Day that ALL Taoists will celebrate the Manifestation Anniversary aka Birthday of Supreme Lord Lao Zi aka Tai Shang Dao De Tian Zun (太上道德天尊萬壽聖誕).

In Singapore, we do celebration this Special Occasion too.

For Year 2013, it falls on 26 March, a Tuesday.
For those who are keen in accord your respect to Supreme Lord Lao Zi, here are a few Taoist Premises that you can visit:

1) Singapore Taoist Mission (新加坡道教協會), located at Telok Ayer Street. For the moment, Taoist Mission is having renovation-work for the Yu Huang Gong (玉皇宮), but they have set up an Altar outside the Temple for Taoists to offer Incense. Please do use this opportunity to visit Yu Huang Gong and contribute your little token to Taoist Mission for the restoring of our very own Singapore Heritage Building.

Your little contribution will make a BIG difference to our Singapore History.

More info at http://www.taoism.org.sg/

2) Feng Huo Yuan (風火院), located at 148A Paya Lebar Road. They will be having Taoist Ceremonies dedicated to Supreme Lord.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Manifestation Anniversary of Supreme Lord Lao Zi 2013 (癸巳蛇年太上道祖萬壽聖誕吉慶)


15th Day of Lunar 2 Month (農曆二月十五日) is known as the Manifestation Anniversary of Supreme Lord Lao Zi aka Tai Shang Dao De Tian Zun (太上道德天尊) – the Main Manifestation Source of Taoism. 

This Day, is considered as one of the few Most Important Day for the Taoists and those whom are learning Taoist Skills. 

For Year 2013, it falls on 26 March, a Tuesday. 

To know more info on Supreme Lord Lao Zi, feel free to visit the following links: 

Pictures of Lord Lao Zi (道祖照片):  

 
Scriptures on Lao Zi (太上清靜經): 


Supreme Lord Invitation Incantation 2013 (太上道祖啟請禮讚): 

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Jiu Tian Xuan Nv Invitation Incantation 2013 (九天玄女啟請禮讚)

Manifestation Anniversary aka Birthday of Jiu Tian Xuan Nv (九天玄女) is around the corner - 15th Day of Lunar 2 Month (農曆花月十五日), in here is a video of Invitation Incantation created dedicated to her.

Jiu Tian Xuan Nv Invitation Incantation 2013 (九天玄女啟請禮讚)

In here, you all will be watching a Video on the Invitation Incantation dedicated to Jiu Tian Xuan Nv aka The Immortal Maiden of the Ninth Heaven.

On her Manifestation Anniversary, which is 15th Day of Lunar 2 Month (or 9th Day of Lunar 9 Month), this Incantation can be played while oneself is conducting the honouring dedicated to Jiu Tian Xuan Nv.

與此﹐各方同道將欣賞到由小道為大家製作的"九天玄女啟請禮讚"短片﹐希望大家會喜歡。

http://youtu.be/dI9k5_BUaNI



Manifestation Anniversary of Jiu Tian Xuan Nv 2013 (癸巳蛇年九天玄女華誕聖壽吉慶)


Jiu Tian Xuan Nv (九天玄女) aka Jiu Tian Xuan Mu (九天玄姆) or Jiu Tian Niang Niang (九天娘娘), some address her as Jiu Tian Yuan Nv (九天元女) meaning the Spiritual Maiden of the Heavenly Realm. 

From ancient records, Xuan Nv's previous form is a form of a bird which has beautiful green-rainbow-like color feathers (青鳥/彩青玄鳥), due to her initial form, many people treated her as a form of Message-delivery-agent (玄音傳達). 

And according to some Deities System Records, Xuan Nv was one of Xi Wang Mu's disciple (西王母之徒) that assist Xi Wang Mu in delivery important messages to the Mortals and also, passing down of Spiritual Skills to those who have affinity with the Immortal Realms (傳玄密法門與有緣人), or, she's the disciple of Tai Yuan Sheng Mu 太元聖母 (which is a very old ancient Female Deity.) 

In Taoist Contexts, she's the Military Master of Yellow Emperor (黃帝師) and also a Female Deity who is excellence in Medical-consultation (草藥祖). 

Xuan Nv's Birthday Celebration (玄女華誕) falls on 15th Day of Lunar 1 Month (農曆正月十五日), 15th Day of Lunar 2 Month (農曆二月十五日), 18day of Lunar 8 Month (農曆八月十八日) and 9day of Lunar 9 Month (農曆九月初九日). 

Pictures of Jiu Tian Xuan Nv (九天玄女照片):  


Praise Incantation of Jiu Tian Xuan Nv (九天玄女寶誥): 

Friday, 22 March 2013

Duke Kai Zhang Praise Incantation Video 2013 (大唐開漳聖王寶誥短片)

Manifestation Anniversary aka Birthday of Duke Kai Zhang is around the corner - 15th/16th Day of Lunar 2 Month (農曆花月十五/十六日), in here is a video of Praise Incantation aka Bao Gao created dedicated to him.

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In here, you all will be watching the video on the Praise Incantation aka Bao Gao dedicated to Duke Kai Zhang Chen Yuan Guang.

This is a Incantation that the Taoists will recite on the Manifestation Anniversary aka Birthday of Duke Chen Yuan Guang.

Hope that all of you enjoy this video.

與此﹐各方同道將欣賞到又小道製作的"大唐開漳聖王寶誥"短片﹐希望各位會喜歡。

http://youtu.be/BbADptF590s

Manifestation Anniversary of Duke Kai Zhang 2013 (癸巳蛇年大唐開漳聖王聖誕吉慶)



15th Day of Lunar 2 Month (農曆二月十五日) is also known as the Manifestation Anniversary of Duke Kai Zhang Chen Yuan Guang of Tang Dynasty (大唐開漳聖王陳元光) – the Ancestor Patron of the Hokkien Tan Clan (閩南陳姓先祖).

In same Places/Context, Duke Kai Zhang’s Manifestation Anniversary will be celebrated on the 16th Day of Lunar 2 Month (有其他記載記錄開漳聖王聖誕為農曆二月十六日).

For Year 2013, it falls on 26 March, a Tuesday.

To know more info on Duke Kai Zhang, feel free to visit the following links:

Info of Duke Kai Zhang (開漳聖王簡介):

Kai Zhang Sheng Wang (開漳聖王) aka Duke Chen (陳聖王), real name known as Chen Yuan Guan (陳元光) or Chen Yan Ju (陳延炬) or Chen Long Hu (陳龍湖), born in Tang Dynasty Emperor Gao Zong period (AD657 唐高宗年間), 15th Day of Lunar 2 Month (農曆二月十五日), hometown at He Nan Province (家鄉河南省).

At the age of 13, Duke Chen had been following his Father, General Chen Zheng (陳政大將軍), to fight against the Southern Barbarians (南蠻). After his father passed away (died on the way to another Battle with the invaders), Duke Chen was being appointed to take over his father's position to fight against the invaders.

After several months of battling (after taking over the position), Duke Chen defeated the invaders and successfully took over the Southern Part of China (which is Hokkien Province 福建省) with the help of his grandmother, Old Madam Wei (魏老夫人/俗稱魏媽), by leading extra Armies to join-in the Battle.

AD711, Tang Dynasty Emperor Rui Zong period (唐睿宗年間), Duke Chen died in the battle (戰死沙場).

From then, the folks in Southern China dedicated Temples to him and respect him as a Deity of Loyalty (忠義之神) and as a memory of having him to develop Hokkien Province (開漳有功).

In Taoism, Kai Zhang Sheng Wang got a few other Official titles, here they are:

1 Shun Ying Zhao Lie Hou (順應昭烈侯)

2 Guang Ji Wang (廣濟王)

3 Wei Hui Sheng Wang (威惠聖王)

Till today, in Singapore, the Tan Clan (陳姓族人) still pay respect to Duke Chen and most of the Temples that financially support by the Tan Clan will dedicated an Altar to Duke Chen.

Pictures of Duke Kai Zhang (開漳聖王照片):


Bao Gao aka Praising Incantation of Duke Kai Zhang (開漳聖王寶誥):

Video on Supreme Lord Invitation Incantation 2013 (太上道祖啟請禮讚)

Manifestation Anniversary of Dao Zu aka Supreme Lord Lao Zi is around the corner - 15th Day of Lunar 2 Month (26 March 2013 道祖誕為農曆二月十五日).

In here is a Video created dedicated to Supreme Lord Lao Zi, hope everyone here will like it.

以下是小道剛製作的"太上道祖啟請禮讚"短片﹐ 希望各方同道會喜歡。

http://youtu.be/ExJE-KLHacY

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Zheng Yi Sect Morning Chanting Ritual (龍虎山正一天師道早壇功課)

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In here, you all will be watching a video on the shorter version of the Taoist Morning Chanting Ritual from Mt Long Hu Zheng Yi Tian Shi Sect.

This is a MUST do Chanting in the Morning for ALL Taoists & Devotees.

與此﹐你們將觀賞到由龍虎山正一天師府所拍攝的正一天師道早壇功課。

If you cant watch the video here, please proceed to the following link (如若在此無法觀賞到此片段﹐請您前往以下連接):

http://youtu.be/PLEx6cCKkVA

Introduction on Qing Ming Festival - Total of 2 Papers (清明時節祭祖簡介(上下篇))

Introduction on Qing Ming Festival - Total of 2 Papers

清明時節祭祖簡介(上下篇)

Paper 1 (上篇)

 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/files/Introduction%20on%20Qing%20Ming%20Festival%20Paper%201.pdf

Paper 2 (下篇)

 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/files/Introduction%20on%20Qing%20Ming%20Festival%20Paper%202.pdf

Qing Ming Festival Period 2013 (癸巳蛇年清明祭祖時段)


Qing Ming Festival Period for Year 2013

Dear All, please take note of the Dates & the period for the Honouring of Ancestors.

清明祭祖時節又到了﹐請各方同道好友留意今年祭祖的時段哦(一般為正日的前後十天為祭祖時段)。

Monday, 18 March 2013

Taiwanese Documentary on Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling (台灣封神榜之張祖天師簡介紀錄片)

In here, you all will be watching a series of 3 Videos on the introduction of Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling, which is the Founder of Taoism.

Please do enjoy these videos.

有興趣觀賞者﹐請前往以下三個連接﹕

Part 1 (第一集):
http://youtu.be/abwW3YCCgbk

Part 2 (第二集):
http://youtu.be/LFPf0Ac4ERc

Part 3 (第三集):
http://youtu.be/2cwR-o-3UoM

Friday, 15 March 2013

Manifestation Anniversary of Dong Hua Di Jun 2013 (癸巳蛇年東華帝君木公王父千秋聖誕)


Dong Hua Di Jun (東華帝君) aka Dong Wang Gong (東王公) or Mu Gong (木公), in Taoism, he is the representative of Extreme Positive Energy (極陽之氣) of the whole Universe (萬物宇宙). 

6th Day of Lunar 2 Month is considered as the Manifestation Anniversary of Lord Dong Hua. 

For Year 2013, it falls on 17 March, a Sunday. 

More info on Dong Wang Gong: 

Dong Hua Di Jun (東華帝君) aka Dong Wang Gong (東王公) or Mu Gong (木公), in Taoism, he is the representative of Extreme Positive Energy (極陽之氣) of the whole Universe (萬物宇宙). 

In some Taoist Context, it recorded that, every Male Immortal (男仙登位) would had to go through his endorsement before they could get a position in the Heavenly Realm (天界). 

Besides that, Dong Hua Di Jun is also one of the few Deities that control the flow of Energies in the Universe. 

Here some short intros on Dong Hua Di Jun (東華帝君原由): 

1 An unknown character in the Deities record, but knew that he got a surname of Wang (姓王). He got his learning from Tai Shang Lao Jun (授道與太上道祖) and stayed in Mt Kun Lun (崑崙山) and later shifted to Mt Wu Tai (五臺山)to do his self-cultivation. 

After he got his enlightenment, he passed-down his skills to Zhong Li Quan (授徒鐘離權) in Han Dynasty (漢朝). 

2 In Han Dynasty (AD155, 6 Day of Lunar 2 Month), Dong Hua Di Jun got his reborn into the Mortal World as Wang Cheng (王誠) aka Wang Xuan Fu (王玄甫). 

After getting his learning from Tai Shang Lao Jun, he got his enlightenment and got his position in the Heavenly Realm. 

Pictures of Dong Wang Gong: 


For Higher Res Picture of the Poster, please proceed to this link:
 

Documentary on Shanghai Taoist Music (上海道教音樂簡介紀錄片)

A very nice Documentary on Shanghai Taoist Music, please do take a look.
Hope you all enjoy.

上海道教音樂簡介紀錄片。

http://youtu.be/b1zxAe7jhpo

Thursday, 14 March 2013

The Official Way of Summoning back of Spiritual Armies on Tou Ya (頭牙開營安三軍)



In here you all will be seeing the Set-up and Paper-offerings used for the Summoning back of the Spiritual Armies on Tou Ya (頭牙) aka The 2nd Day of Lunar 2 Month (農曆二月初二日) - Reporting-back Date of All Spiritual Armies from their Lunar New Year "Break".

Thanks to Royce Tan of Tong Shan Tang (新加坡童善堂) & Long Shan Wei Ling Fu (正一龍山威靈府) for sharing these pictures with us.

More pictures at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.555430954476969.1073741827.100000302071316&type=1

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Manifestation Anniversary of Lord Wen Chang 2013 (癸巳蛇年文昌帝君聖誕吉慶)


3rd Day of Lunar 2 Month (農曆二月初三日) is considered as the Manifestation Anniversary of Lord Wen Chang aka Wen Chang Di Jun (文昌帝君聖誕) – the Deity of Academic Study & Career.

For Year 2013, it falls on 14 March, a Thursday.

More info on Manifestation Anniversary of Lord Wen Chang:


Lord Wen Chang Manifestation Anniversary:




For Higher Res Picture of the Poster, please proceed to this link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/photos/album/820166480/pic/list

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The Reparation & Eliminating Sins Day aka Tian She Day of Year 2013 (癸巳蛇年全年天赦日)


Tian She Day (天赦日), translated as The Reparation & Eliminating Sins Day (赦罪消災).

In Taoist Culture, every Lunar Year, there are at least Six Tian She Day, each Season with at least Two Tian She Days fall on Two Special Days.

For Year 2013, the Gui Si Snake Year, the 1st Tian She Day of Spring falls on the 02nd Day of Lunar 2 Month, which is on 13 March, a Wednesday.

The other Tian She Days of Lunar Gui Si Snake Year falls on the Dates as followed:

Spring: 02nd Day of Lunar 2 Month (13 March, a Wednesday) – face North West
春季天赦日為農曆二月初二日﹐面西北之。

Summer: 19th Day of Lunar 4 Month (28 May, a Tuesday) – face East
夏季第一天赦日為農曆四月十九日﹐面東之。

Summer: 20th Day of Lunar 6 Month (27 Jul, a Saturday) – face East
夏季第二天赦日為農曆六月二十日﹐面東之。

Autumn: 04th Day of Lunar 7 Month (10 Aug, a Saturday) – face North East
秋季第一天赦日為農曆七月初四日﹐面東北之。

Autumn: 05th Day of Lunar 9 Month (09 Oct, a Wednesday) – face North East
秋季第二天赦日為農曆九月初五日﹐面東北之。

Winter: 22nd Day of Lunar 11 Month (24 Dec, a Tuesday) – face South
冬季天赦日為農曆十一月廿二日﹐面南之。

So when Tian She Day started?

According to Ancient Records, Tian She Day started far in Shang Dynasty (商朝) and had reached its peak in Song Dynasty (宋朝).

So what to do on Tian She Day?

As recorded and advised, on these Days, conducting of Official Taoist Chanting to Yu Huang Da Tian Zun (玉皇大天尊), San Guan Da Di (三官大帝), Dou Mu Yuan Jun & the Dippers (斗姆元君及眾星斗星君) or requesting for Forgiveness for the Pass-ons to Heavenly Lord Tai Yi (太乙救苦天尊), will be recommended.

Besides that, for those who are suffering for long-term illnesses and had yet to get cured, by making trips to Official Temples to pay respect to the various Deities and sincerely requesting for Forgiveness will help too.

For example of Honouring of San Guan Da Di, please refer to the individual write up in the following link:
http://javewu.multiply.com/tag/%E4%B8%89%E5%AE%98%E5%A4%A7%E5%B8%9D

So where can Oneself visit on Tian She Day?

In Singapore, there are a few Official Temples that conduct Tian She Day Honouring for Devotees:

1 – Yue Hai Qing Temple (粵海清廟) located at Phillip Street, CBD

2 – Tanjong Pagar Du Cheng Huang Temple (都城隍廟), located besides Tanjong Pagar MRT, CBD

Manifestation Anniversary of Fu De Zheng Shen Earth Deity 2013 (癸巳蛇年福德正神大伯公壽辰暨頭牙吉慶)


2nd Day of Lunar 2 Month (農曆二月初二日) is considered as the Manifestation Anniversary of Fu De Zheng Shen aka Deity of Earth (福德正神大伯公壽辰) and also the Tou Ya Day (頭牙).

For Year 2013, it falls on 13 March, a Wednesday.

In Singapore, there are a few OLD Temples that Oneself can visit to honour Fu De Zheng Shen on this Special Day. These Temples are as followed:

1 – Wang Hai Da Bo Gong Temple (望海大伯公宮) located at Palmer Road

2 – Kusu Da Bo Gong Temple (廟灣龜嶼大伯公廟) located at Beo Crescent Road

3 – Jin Lan Temple Da Bo Gong (金蘭廟大伯公) located at Kim Tian Road

4 – Shun Tian Temple (順天宮大伯宮) located at Geylang Lor 29

5 – Tuas Pek Kong Temple (大士伯公宮) located at 118 Boon Lay Drive

6 – Jin Fu Gong Temple (金福宮) located at 20 Jurong West Street 92

7 – Jin Fu Gong Temple (金福宮) located at Woodlands Ave 9, Industrial Park E8

To know more about this Anniversary, feel free to visit the following links:
http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2009/02/fu-de-zheng-shen-manifestation_3409.html

For Higher Res Picture of the Poster, please proceed to this link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/photos/album/1078646438/pic/list

Sheng Zhong Tan Lunar 1st Month Celebration 2013 癸巳蛇年聖忠壇農曆正月千秋慶典








On 08 March, a Friday, Old Master Chua of Sheng Zhong Tan (聖忠壇) had lead his disciples & commitment members in setting up the Tentage & Allocating the Spiritual Armies to the various Guard-posts around the Celebration Ground (安營護壇) and after settling the Armies issues, Grandmaster Chua Kee Hai – the 80+ years old Medium of Lord Guan Yu was in trance to enhance the whole Celebration Premises.

With the completion of the Enhancement by Lord Guan Yu, the day’s Event ended smoothly.

On 09 March, a Saturday, at 5.00Am, Jave arrived at the Celebration Premises with Royce, to get ready for the whole day’s Ritual and at 5.30Am, the Cleansing Ceremony began (清壇結界), followed by Ushering in the High Authorities at 6.00Am (恭迎三界).

Its been a long time that Jave have conducted the Ushering of the High Authorities at the most Traditional & Official Timing – 6.00Am, which now a lot of people don’t do that anymore.

With the completion of the Ushering in of the High Authorities, we had a short break to wait for Vabien’s arrival and then, we start the Chanting of Qing Jing Jing (清靜妙經) at 7.30Am followed by the 1st Round of Respect Honouring of Offering the Five Offerings at 8.30Am (早朝獻供).

At 10.00Am, we started to Honour Lord San Guan (朝禮三官) and followed by the various Directional Dipper Lords (朝禮斗尊) by chanting the various respective Taoist Scriptures.

At 2.00Pm, after Lunch break, we started to conduct the Thanksgiving to Heavenly Lord Jade Emperor by presenting the various Official Offerings. Upon completion of the Thanksgiving Ceremony, it was time to Send-off the High Authorities (恭送三界) and so, after waiting for the Mediums to get in trance to join in the Sending Off, Jave, Royce & Vabien had conducted the Sending Off Ceremony.

Successfully at 3.00Pm, the Sending Off took place and immediately after the Sending Off, heavy rain pour took place, the elderly were happy as this shows a Good Omen to them.

At 4.00Pm, it was Royce's turn to conduct the Official Rewarding of Spiritual Armies (犒賞三軍). Firstly, Royce had issued the various Talismans to gather & summon the Spiritual Armies, then followed by directing them into the Celebration Premises & last, distributing of the Rewarding Offerings.
By 6.30Pm, it was time to Usher in the various Star Dipper Lords (請真迎斗) before the Li Dou Ritual (禮斗科儀) began. Just after ushering in the Star Lords, the Lighting of the Blessing Dipper Lamps (敬點斗燈) was conducted and all people that participate in the Celebration had to be around to witness the Lighting Ceremony. Everyone was eager & happy awaiting for their chance to be called to “make” a wish in front of the Lamp Altar.

At 7.00Pm, the Li Dou Ritual started and followed by the Crossing of Seven Star Bridge (過七星橋).

The Main Highlight & Climax of the Day was the Crossing of the Seven Star Bridge. This is the part that everyone really enjoy and able to relax themselves after a long, strict & official Day. Even old grannies & grandpas never failed to join us in the crossing of the bridge.

Its indeed a very great experience and enjoying day that we all had.

At 9.00Pm, the Day’s Event ended smoothly and we headed home for rest.

On 10 March, a Sunday, at 1.00Pm, the distribution of necessities items for 300 needy homes was carried out with the help of all Sheng Zhong Tan members.

At 3.00Pm, the Sending off of Guest Deities (恭送眾神) was conducted followed by Offering to the Spiritual Armies (犒賞三軍).

By 5.00Pm, the whole Celebration for Lunar 1st Month ended completely & smoothly.

In here, Jave & Long Shan Men will like to take this opportunity to thank the Elders of Sheng Zhong Tan, which also the Elders of Singapore Shui Xian Gong (新加坡水顯宮), whom had given me a chance to conduct this wonderful Ritual at their Taoist Premises.

Its had been a while that I’ve catch up with the Elders after Shui Xian Gong had demolished a year ago.

Special Thanks to Vabien & Royce for sharing with us the Photos.

More photos at the following link:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.554381501248581.1073741826.100000302071316&type=1

Monday, 11 March 2013

Lord of Sun Uprising the Court for Gui Si Snake Year 2013 (癸巳蛇年日宮太陽帝君升殿朝)


According to Taoist Contexts and Chinese Culture Records, on the 1st Day of Lunar 2 Month (農曆二月初一日) is considered as the Court Rising Day for Lord of Sun aka Tai Yang Di Jun (太陽帝君).

Some Contexts recorded as 3 Years once, but some said, Once in every Year.

During the Court Rising Day, Lord of Sun will be put in-charge of doing Planning & Announcing of the Movements of All different Stars for the Particular Years (注當年星辰運行之象) and also, to fix the “Brightness” of each Star that link to a Living Being (定全年元辰光明之銳), which later being used in Prediction Skills that Geomancy or Luck-telling Masters practiced.

Besides that, this is also a Day to gain the necessary Blessing of Brightness from Lord of Sun to eliminate the “Darkness (除晦)”, “Dampness (去霉)” and “Negative (解厄)” from One’s Surrounding.

In the Past, Taoists & Chinese would Face South during the Horse Hour (午時), which is equivalent to 11.00Am till 1.00Pm in now’s timing, to pay respect to Lord of Sun or to so-called Usher him into the Mortal Realm. During the Honouring, do remember to Recite the Bao Gao aka Praise Incantation of Lord Tai Yang (太陽星君寶誥) – link here:
http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2008/01/banner-of-lord-tai-yin-lord-tai-yang_1728.html

To honour Lord of Sun is quite simple, Oneself just needed to prepare 3 sticks of Long Incenses (三柱長壽香), 3 cups of Chinese Tea (三杯清茶), 3 Candles (三盞全天斗燭 - best for 24 Hours) and a set of Gold Paper (一疊三寶金/壽金) will do.

After the Honouring, just placed the 3 Candles on an Altar or at a High-level Spot and then, burnt off the Paper Offerings.

For Higher Res Picture of the Poster, please proceed to this link:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/photos/album/1009862338/pic/list

Thursday, 7 March 2013

We are Taoist (我們皆是道門弟子)


PS: Share around if you are an Official Taoist. 如您是道門弟子﹐請一同分享此海報。

Dao, a force to make the Universe function.
Taoism, a Faith that the Chinese has.
Without Taoism, there wont be Chinese.
And without knowing the Root, Chinese wont be Chin...ese.

As a Taoist, Oneself must to be Proud to be One.
Regardless where you are from, Forever you will be a Taoist.

能為道子﹐無須隱瞞。
能為道子﹐真摯告知。
能為道子﹐九世奇緣。
能為道子﹐九祖昇天。

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Founder of Taoism - Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling (道教祖師張道陵天師紀錄片)



Documentary on Founder of Taoism - Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling.

For those who are interested to find out more on Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling, feel free to visit the following 2 links:

道教祖師張天師紀錄片。
有興趣者可點擊以下兩個連接前往觀賞。

Part One:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOA8YlkmK_I&feature=share&list=UUQcVwsssp7k0iHArSltMzyw

Part Two:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN7ZzCwqwgM&feature=share&list=UUQcVwsssp7k0iHArSltMzyw

Anniversary of Heavenly Master Zhang Distribution of Charity Rice 2013 (癸巳蛇年張祖天師開倉發米振濟紀念日)


A lot of People will only know that, on the 26th Day of Lunar 1 Month (農曆正月廿六日), is known as the Day for Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming (趙公明大天君) aka Deity of Military Wealth, Opening of the Three Realms Spiritual Wealth Coffer for All the Beings in the Mortal Realm. But very minimal People know that this is also the Anniversary Day of Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling (張祖道陵天師) distributing of the collected Rice to the Needy in Han Dynasty after he had collected the Five Bushes of Rice (五斗米) from those who came to seek assistance from him.

After so many years of researching and study under Heavenly Master Zhang, only until this year, after visiting China Si Han Tian Shi Fu (中國嗣漢天師府), Jave got to know that 26th Day of Lunar 1st Month was the Anniversary that distributed the Charity Rice to the needy after his very first collection of the Five Bushes of Rice during Han Dynasty in Mt He Ming (鶴鳴山).

Besides that, Jave was also taught to understand the hidden meaning of the Five Bushes of Rice – not just the Weight but also the Calculation and the Spiritual Connection with the Star Lords (星君論) in Zheng Yi Sect (正一天師道).

So how oneself can do the Honouring?

Oneself can do the Honouring by doing Chanting on the Bei Dou Scripture (太上北斗經) or San Guan Scripture (三官經), if possible, Chant the whole series of the Dipper Star Lords Scriptures (太上五斗經), in front of your Main Altar or facing the Heaven with just 3 Incenses and 3 cups of Chinese Tea.

Oneself need not prepare any massive Offerings for this Event, cos the Objective of this Event is for Oneself to cultivate Compassionate and Care for the Beings in the Three Realms.

So from this year onwards, do remember to mark this Date in your Taoist Calendar.

May Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling bestow the necessary upon you and your family.

Wu Liang Guang無量光
Wu Liang Fu無量福
Wu Liang Shou無量壽

Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming Opening of Wealth Coffer of the Three Realms 2013 (癸巳蛇年趙公明元帥敕開三界財庫日)



In Taoism and Chinese Custom, on the 26th Day of Lunar 1 Month (農曆正月廿六日), is considered as the Day for Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming (趙公明大天君) aka Deity of Military Wealth, to Open the Three Realms Spiritual Wealth Coffer for All the Beings in the Mortal Realm.

On this Day, Taoists & Chinese will tend to visit Temples that dedicated to Zhao Gong Ming & his Assistants (五路財神) to request for the Blessing of Wealth & Good Lucks and also, Official Personnel will request for Blessing for the Country or Big Society.

For Year 2013, its falls on 07 March, a Thursday.

What is the Story behind this Opening of Three Realms Wealth?

According to the Records of All Deities (三教搜神大全), after Zhao Gong Ming was being bestowed by Jade Emperor of Heaven (玉皇大天尊) as the Overall –in-charge of the Wealth for All Beings, he was also being appointed by Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling (張祖天師) to oversee All Doubts and Unsolved Issues that are associated with Wealth, etc (調解不平事宜。專治財務糾紛).

From then, since Sui Dynasty (隋朝), Taoists and Chinese had been Honouring Zhao Gong Ming as One of the Major Deities of Wealth and on 26th Day of Lunar 1st Month – which was said to be the Day that Zhao Gong Ming being appointed as the Overall-in-charge, Taoists and Chinese would honoured him, requesting Zhao Gong Ming to “Open” the Wealth Coffer for the Poor or Needy.

So when is the Best timing to pay respect to Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming?

For some Taoists & Chinese, they tend to start the honouring at Zi/Rat Hour (子時 in China 11Pm to 01Am, Singapore 0000Hour) but some can honoured Zhao Gong Ming at 9.00Am in the Morning till Evening time (best before Sunset).

For Year 2013, the Best Timing is 12.08Pm (癸巳蛇年最佳乞財時間:中午十二時一刻).

So in Singapore, where can we pay respect to Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming?

Here’re a few recommended Official Temples that oneself can visit:

Yue Hai Qing Temple (粵海清廟) at Philip Road (in CBD, at the Side Altar)

Yu Huang Temple (玉皇殿) at Havelock Road (at the Side Altar)

Jin Lan Temple (金蘭廟) at KimTian Road Tiong Bahra (at the Side Hall)

Tuas Pek Kong Temple (大士伯公宮) located at 118 Boon Lay Drive

Sembawang Cai Shen Temple (三巴旺財神廟) at Admiralty Road (in the Main Hall)

So what are the Offerings that needed to prepare?

Here are the suggested items:

1 - One set of Mandarins (5 quantities 大吉)

2 - One set of Chinese Tea Leaves & Traditional Cookies (Jian He 餞盒)

3 - One set of Cai Shen Incense-paper (optional 財神金)

4 - One set of Cai Shen Robe (in Red Color 紅色財神袍)

5 - One set of Incense (not to short, medium length will be best - more than 48cm 富貴長壽香)

6 - One Huat Kueh (發糕)

7 - Five Ancient Coins or The Five Emperors Coins (五個銅錢或五帝錢)
(Five Emperors Coins Pls refer to link:
http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2007/12/wu-di-qian-aka-five-ancient-coins-of_2302.html)

8 - One Red Packet (一個紅包)

9 - One set of Red Candles (一對斗燭/紅燭)

After getting ready All the Offerings, visit any of the Temples and place All the Offerings on the Altar that dedicated to Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming.

Upon completing the placing of the Offerings, proceed to pay respect to the Main Deities in the Temple and last, proceed to the Altar for Zhao Gong Ming.

Sincerely light the Long Incense, make 3 Respectful Bows and then kneel in front of the Altar.

Report to Zhao Gong Ming who you are and where you stay and then request for Good Luck & Necessary Blessing from him. (if you know of reciting the Bao Gao (寶誥), then do it before you do your reporting. Bao Gao can be found here:
http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/121)

After reporting and requesting, stand up and sincerely bow 3 times again and then place the Incenses in the Urn and then step off the Altar area.

After 15 minutes, retrieved the Paper-offerings and burn them off.

Upon completion, return to the Altar, retrieve the Ancient Coins and make 3 rounds above the Burning Incenses, allow the Coins to receive the Blessings and then, keep them in the Red Packet. Keep the Coins by one's side in-order to get Blessing for the Good Luck & Wealth.

Once this is done, then the whole Ceremony will be considered smoothly done.

San Wu Liang 三無量

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Two Oldest Temples in Singapore that conduct Jing Zhe Day honouring of Tiger Deity 2013 (新加坡最古老廟宇假驚螫日安奉虎神)


Jin Lan Temple (金蘭廟), located at Tiong Bahru Kim Tian Road, One of the Two Oldest Temples in Singapore conducting Jing Zhe Day honouring of Tiger Deity.

In this Temple, the friendly Old Aunty will assist Taoists & Devotees to honour Tiger Deity.

Do drop by to see the "Antique" Tiger Deity, a Tiger Deity with "toothless mouth" (due to long term offering of meat & lards).

A Temple that worth visiting on Jing Zhe Day.


Lin Shan Ting (麟山亭), located at Lengkok Bahru - diagonally opposite Redhill MRT, One of the Two Oldest Temples in Singapore conducting Jing Zhe Day honouring of Tiger Deity.

Usually on this Day, the Temple will be crowded with Taoists & Devotees.

A Temple that worth visiting on Jing Zhe Day.

Honouring Tiger Deity's Paper Offering (祭祀虎神紙料)


Sunday, 3 March 2013

Awakening of the Mortal Realm - Jing Zhe Day 2013 (癸巳蛇年大地復甦驚螫日)


Jing Zhe Day (驚螫日), is a Day in the Lunar Calendar to mark the Awakening of the Planet Earth or Mortal Realm after the long & cold Winter (for the past 1 Season).

Usually on this Day, Raining (drizzling) or Slight Storm will occurred and a Thunder Roar will be heard (but due to the Weather change in this Modern Era and with the effects on Global Warming, such Natural Scenes might not be able to be seen annually).

For Gui Si Snake Year or Year 2013, Jing Zhe Ri falls on 24th Day of Lunar 1 Month, which is 05 Mar 2013 (Tuesday), timing starts at 18:19 hours (Chinese Hour – Monkey 申時).

Why is there a Loud Thunder Roar and why is it so Special?

In the Ancient Era, Taoists & Chinese believed that this was the Thunder Roar that sound to wake-up all Beings that were sleeping or resting during the Winter Period. Once this Thunder Roar was being released, then all Beings were have to wake-up and continue to perform their regular tasks for the New Year (平地一聲雷,大地復甦醒).

Besides that, what the Taoists & Chinese will do on this Day?

Due to this is the Day of All Beings being waken up by the Thunder Roar, All Animals (including the Spirits & Energies) will also be waken up, this includes that Tiger Deity that the Chinese & Taoists or Folks pay respect to.

On this Day, the people will prepare the following offerings to pay respect to Tiger Deity for the blessing of getting rid of Back-stabbers aka Xiao Ren (小人) - (A lot of Folks tend to mistaken this Day as rhe Birthday of Tiger Deity)

1 - A few Raw eggs (幾只生雞蛋)
2 - A piece of Raw Pork meat with fats (豬肉與豬油)
3 - A handful of Uncooked Yellow Noodles (生面)
4 - A piece of Tau Kua aka Beancurd (豆干)
5 - 2 or 5 Oranges (桔子)
6 - Jian Hup & Tea Leaves (餞盒與茶葉)
7 - Paper Offerings for Tiger Deity (usually can get in the Temple 虎神紙料)
8 - Sesame & Green Bean (芝麻綠荳)

Once all these items are being prepare, then the paying respect can take place.

So what is the best timing to pay respect?

The later the better.

For example: If Jing Zhe Ri starts at 13:10pm, oneself or the Family shall try to visit any Temples to pay respect to Tiger Deity after 4-5 Hours later (which says 17:10pm or 18:10pm).

This is to allow the Tiger Deity to have his full meal before the requesting of Blessing take place. Due to the Wakening of the Tiger Deity, the initial Energies that being released by the Tiger Deity is considered Strong & Fierce, and so, we will advise people to go later in-order for those with weak body to get lesser un-necessary interruption in their Physical & Spiritual Mind, Soul & Body.

So how to go about with the paying respect?

Once in the Temple, lay out the offerings, if the Temple allowed, place the Meat in the mouth of the Statue of the Tiger Deity.

After the laying out of the offerings, pay respect to Heaven and the Main Deities in the Temple and then, last, pay respect to the Tiger Deity.

During the paying respect, report Ownself’s name, the Date, the reason of this paying respect, etc.

After that, take out the Paper Offerings, get the Red Paper Doll & Green Horse, paste them together on the Pink Paper, after that, Paste them on the Wall provided and then burn off the remaining Paper Offerings.

In here, Jave wont encourage people of beating the Xiao Ren (小人), cos, here you beat them, at the other sides, people are beating you too and so, once this continue, the Cycle wont stop (冤冤相報何時了).

If one self is that Generous and Kind to accept the others, one day, the others will be there to accept you and so, let the hatred gone with the Fire and Retrieve the Goodness back for All and Oneself (欣喜接納福氣至).

Once the burning is done, do not need to retrieve back the offerings, just leave the Temple and then forget about the whole situation.

More info on Tiger Deity:
http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2007/10/introduction-of-tiger-deity-aka-general.html

Friday, 1 March 2013

Story of Maiden Lim of Redhill (石叻坡傳奇之紅山林姑娘)

Maiden Lim, 1 of the 3 Immortal Maidens of Singapore. Maiden Lim was believed to be staying at Redhill at about 200 years ago. Before she got her Immortality, she was a Chinese Physician that al...ways assist the needy and ill-villagers around her around. Due to jealousy, Maiden Lim was being forced to kill herself after her husband wrongly accused him for committing adultery.

Side track a bit, the other 2 Maidens are Maiden Huang - a Nurse, staying around Singapore General Hospital and the other one is known as Maiden Lei, staying around Jalan Bukit Merah area.

紅山林姑娘是新加坡本土神明之一﹐與三姑娘齊名(其他兩位為龜仔山黃姑娘及四腳亭雷姑娘)。

相傳林姑娘在未成神之前是位中醫﹐時常懸壺濟世﹐很得當地人的愛戴。後因其夫無辜冤枉她與男人有染﹐林姑娘一氣之下﹐自殺以表清白。

林姑娘死後﹐上天考量其功德甚大﹐因而封她為神。生生世世駐於新加坡南部紅山一帶賜佑當地百姓。

至今﹐在該區內的真龍宮(真人宮)還能找到林姑娘的聖像。

Video Link (影片連接):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNpGaKaJK5k&feature=share&list=UUQcVwsssp7k0iHArSltMzyw