Thursday, 27 February 2014

甲午馬年文昌帝君聖誕吉慶 Manifestation Anniversary of Lord Wen Chang 2014


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 2014, it falls on 03 March, a Monday.

This is also a Day to chant the two special Taoist Scriptures dedicated to Lord Wen Chang, the Scriptures are Wen Chang Di Jun Da Dong Xian Jing (文昌帝君大洞仙經) & Wen Chang Di Jun Yin Zhi Wen (文昌帝君陰騭文).

文昌帝君相關資訊  More info on Manifestation Anniversary of Lord Wen Chang:

文昌帝君照片Pictures of Wen Chang:


文昌帝君聖誕簡介Lord Wen Chang Manifestation Anniversary:


文昌帝君寶誥Banner of Lord Wen Chang Bao Gao:


文昌帝君開智慧咒Lord Wen Chang Wisdom-opening Incantation:



Wednesday, 26 February 2014

甲午馬年福德正神大伯公壽辰暨頭牙吉慶 Manifestation Anniversary of Fu De Zheng Shen Earth Deity 2014


時間過得真快﹐轉眼之間﹐正月已即將來到尾聲﹐大地也該初醒了。

農曆二月﹐為道教舉行春季祭祀大地之日期。在民間則是祭祀福德正神或一方土地神的佳期﹐一般會於農曆二月初一日或初二日舉行。

農曆二月初二日﹐又稱頭牙﹐也是中華某地區正式開工的日子。在這一天﹐有做生意的人們會大勢慶祝並設豐盛供品祭祀該寶號神明及土地神。

習法學道的同道們則會在這一天﹐舉行該年的啟營調將儀式﹐民間稱為當年第一次的犒軍

除此之外﹐農曆二月初二日也稱為龍抬頭﹐有著祭祀龍神的傳統以及祈求雨水豐潤以便該年耕種豐收。

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 2014, it falls on 02 March, a Sunday.

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 (新加坡區域福德正神正廟):

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

8 – Sembawang Tian Hou Temple (三巴旺天后宮) located at 24 Admiralty Street

9 – Long Feng Dong Yun Nan Da Bo Gong Temple (龍鳳洞云南大伯宮廟) located at 10 Bukit Batok Street 21

10 – Zhen Ren Gong Long Shan Ting Da Bo Gong (真人宮龍山亭) located at 98T Redhill Close

福德正神大伯公壽辰相關資訊 To know more about this Anniversary, feel free to visit the following links:


The 2nd Day of Lunar 2 Month (農曆二月初二日習俗):

 
 
 

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

甲午馬年日宮太陽帝君升殿朝 Lord of Sun Uprising the Court for Jia Wu Horse Year 2014


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.

For Year 2014, it falls on 01 March,  a Saturday.

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 (定全年元辰光明之氣), 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) – as followed:

太陽星君寶誥 
Tai Yang Xing Jun Bao Gao (Praise Incantation)

   
至心皈命禮。
Zhi Xin Gui Ming Li

大羅天上。朱景宮中。 
Da Luo Tian Shang, Zhu Jing Gong Zhong

尊居十本極之高。 
Zun Ju Shi Ben Ji Zhi Gao

體乾出治。 
Ti Qian Chu Zhi

位正三才之上。
Wei Zheng San Cai Zhi Shang

 
御德行權。寒肅暑炎。 
Yu De Xing Quan, Han Su Shu Yan

平六氣而咸寍。 
Ping Liu Qi Er Xian Ning

萬國旦明宵晦。 
Wan Guo Dan Ming Xiao Hui

駕六龍而統治十華。 
Jia Liu Long Er Tong Zhi Shi Hua

司善惡予奪之柄。 
Si Shan Er Yu Duo Zhi Bing

照臨赫奕定功過。
Zhao Ling He Yi Ding Gong Guo

顯微之權。感應昭彰。
Zhao Wei Zhi Quan, Gan Ying Zhao Zhang 

號令雷霆。迅除邪崇。 
HaoLing Lei Ting, Xu Chu Xie Zhong

大悲大願。大聖大慈。 
Da Bei Da Yuan, Da Sheng Da Ci

日宮太陽鬱儀帝君。
Ri Gong Tai Yang Yu Yi Di Jun

威光布德。
Wei Guang Bu De

慈暉朱日天尊。
Ci Hui Zhu Ri Tian Zun

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.



張祖道陵天師開倉振濟紀念日暨趙玄壇公敕開三界財庫日 26th Day of Lunar 1 Month Celebration 2014


正月廿六日為張祖道陵天師開倉振濟紀念日暨趙玄壇公敕開三界財庫日。

本門依照慣例﹐每年的今天一定會供一份白米(時為一斗﹐時為五斗)﹐以紀念當年張祖天師於鶴鳴山創教救世之大恩。

小道也依照先師祖輩們的教導﹐在該日敕符分發”金輪利是”﹐祈願補庫補運眾善信們能在新一年裡﹐財源不斷﹐利市大發。

因今年﹐剛好有是本門與諸位善長仁翁籌集白米乾糧圓滿之期﹐小道也特地為諸位善長仁翁上申功德並補庫迎富。

在此祝愿各方同道好友﹕

金輪滾滾不停。
財寶多多有來。

三無量。
大樂心。



Monday, 24 February 2014

善德慈報覃天下 We share a Value of Compassionate


有錢人作善事﹐增功得祿。
平常人作善事﹐喜上添福。

能為社會出點薄力﹐自是一番快樂﹐也是一種享受。

過程中﹐雖然有苦有辛﹐但在完成之後﹐那種成就是筆墨無法形容的。

小道﹐陳李吳大孝﹐在此僅代表本門所有弟子及人員﹐在此獻上萬分謝意﹐感謝在短短的一個星期之內﹐籌集到了約三百公斤白米﹐約三百包乾糧以及煉奶等等。

其中的一百八十公斤白米及二百三十包乾糧將捐贈於”A Packet of Rice”慈善團體﹐其餘的白米及乾糧將捐贈與新加坡北部義順” Sree Narayana Mission”養老院。

小道也已在甲午馬年正月廿四日﹐呈疏上申三界及告稟張祖天師﹐祈願以下諸位善長仁翁能在這一年裡﹐一切順心﹐萬事如意。

三無量。
大善心。

Million & Zillion Thanks to those who have contributed for the Charity Move this time round.

Without All the assistances of the members listed below, it is totally not possible for us to have gathered about 300kg of Rice, 300 packets of Biscuits and other daily necessity consuming items.
Jave, representing the whole of LSM Taoist School (Singapore), to express my Sincerest Gratitude to All of you.

May All of you be Blessed regardless of Religions, Races & Places.

PS:

180 kg of Rice & 230 Packets of Biscuits will be donated to “A Packet of Rice” on 02 March, a Sunday.

The remaining Rice, Biscuits & Food Items will be donated to “Sree Narayana Mission” Old Folks’ Home, located at Singapore Yishun.

(排名不分先後﹐敬請原諒)

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鐘俊雄及闔家
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黃興隆及闔家
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Friday, 21 February 2014

正一嗣師張衡天師寶誥 The 2nd Heavenly Master Zhang Heng Praising Incantation


正一二代嗣師張衡天師得道紀念日即將到來﹐在此與各方同道好友分享嗣師之寶誥﹐希望所有正一同門能用的著。

至心皈命禮。
Zhi Xin Gui Ming Li

真靈輔道。盟威正教。
Zhen Ling Fu Dao. Meng Wei Zheng Jiao

嗣天師之法職。
Si Tian Shi Zhi Fa Zhi

統領籙壇法靖。
Tong Ling Lu Tan Fa Jing

授太上之經訣。
Shou Tai Shang Zhi Jing Jue

入世修真解難。
Ru Shi Xiu Zhen Jie Nan

三元朝天地水官。
San Yuan Chao Tian Di Shui Guan

百姓求赦代呈手書。
Bai Xing Qiu She Dai Cheng Shou Shu

五臘朝北陰尊王。
Wu La Chao Bei Yin Zun Wang

九祖追贖盼獲冥福。
Jiu Zu Zhui Shu Pan Huo Ming Fu

不羨顯貴。
Bu Xian Xian Gui

辭皇恩歸隱修真。
Ci Huang En Gui Yin Xiu Zhen

秉持祖訓。
Bing Chi Zu Xun

傳正道立教授法。
Chuan Zheng Dao Li Jiao Shou Fa

大悲大願。大聖大慈。
Da Bei Da Yuan. Da Sheng Da Ci

三天輔教。嗣法天師。
San Tian Fu Jiao. Si Fa Tian Shi

太清演教妙道真君。
Tai Qing Yan Jiao Miao Dao Zhen Jun

嗣師護道廣仁天尊。
Si Shi Hu Dao Guang Ren Tian Zun

Thursday, 20 February 2014

甲午馬年趙公明督財總管敕開三界財庫日 Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming Opening of Wealth Coffer of the Three Realms 2014


在道教文化之中﹐每年的正月廿六日為正一龍虎玄壇趙公明督財總管敕開財庫之日。

這天﹐眾善男信女欲乞求財富﹐則得準備相關供品前往奉祀有趙玄壇公的廟宇敬香祈願。

如果你現在人在中國西安﹐不妨前往財神祖廟向趙玄壇公上個香及乞個財﹐願老人家發慈悲﹐賜你富貴平安﹐順道參與此日之隆重祈福儀式。

甲午馬年最佳乞財時間為中午十一時一刻(午時一刻)

請記得哦﹕

求所求之可得事。
不求不能事難求。

三無量。
大喜心。

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 2014, its falls on 25 Feb, a Tuesday.

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2300 Hours) but some can honoured Zhao Gong Ming at 9.00Am in the Morning till Evening time (best before Sunset).

For Year 2014, the Best Timing is 11.08Am (甲午馬年最佳乞財時間:中午十一時一刻).

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

新加坡供奉有趙玄壇公的廟宇  Here’re a few recommended Official Temples that oneself can visit:

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

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

So what are the Offerings that needed to prepare?

開財庫乞財所需供品  Here are the suggested items:

1 - One set of Mandarins (5 quantities 大桔五粒)

2 - One set of Chinese Tea Leaves & Traditional Cookies (Jian He 餞盒糖果一盤)

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)

8 - One Red Packet (一個新紅包)

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 (到達廟宇後﹐將一切供品擺於供案上).

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 (先敬天地眾神後﹐在向趙玄壇公祈福).

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)

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 (祈福後﹐行三叩禮即可).

After 15 minutes, retrieved the Paper-offerings and burn them off (一刻鐘後將紙料化送).

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 (化寶後﹐回到供案﹐將之前所準備的銅錢放入新紅包中﹐在香爐上過香三巡﹐之後帶回作為錢母”).

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.
 
 

甲午馬年正一二代嗣師張衡天師得道紀念日 Immortality Attaining Anniversary of 02nd Heavenly Master Zhang Heng 2014


農曆正月廿三日為正一二代嗣師張衡天師之得道紀念日。

 張衡天師﹐字靈真﹐是張祖道陵天師之長子(並非發明”地動儀”的張衡)。

沖舉於漢靈帝光和二年正月廿三日﹐與其妻盧氏元君一同白日昇天。

賜號為"正一嗣師太清演教妙道真君"。

On this coming 23rd Day of Lunar 1 Month, it will be the Attaining-of-Immortal-hood Anniversary of the 02nd Heavenly Master Zhang Heng, which was the Elder son of the 1st Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling.

According to records, on this Day, his wife Madam Lu was also got her Immortality together with her husband.

In Year 2014, it falls on 22 Feb, a Saturday.


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

甲午馬年張祖天師發米紀念日朝禮歷代天師 Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling’s Distributing of Charity Rice Anniversary Ritual 2014


本門將於甲午馬年正月廿四日午時舉行張祖天師發米紀念日朝禮歷代天師儀式。

在朝禮歷代天師之後﹐所有捐贈白米及乾糧善長仁翁之名諱﹐將由小道上稟功德並將化送上蒼﹐祈願該眾善長仁翁能受上天覃恩﹐天師護佑。

當天﹐新加坡童善堂也將舉行該年度安奉值年太歲星君儀式﹐有意參與之同道好友可與小道聯繫。

三無量。
大樂心。

Jave will be conducting the According of Respect to our 64 Generations Heavenly Master Zhang on this coming Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 1100Am, at Singapore Tong Shan Tang located at Lengkok Bahru, dedicating to the Anniversary of Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling’s distributing of Charity Rice in Han Dynasty.

On this Day, Tong Shan Tang will also be conducting it’s Annual Honouring of Lord Tai Sui, for those who have yet to Honour Lord Tai Sui for Jia Wu Horse Year, feel free to join in.

For interested Parties, please do contact Royce Tan at
roycetan@yahoo.com

Hope to see you all there.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

甲午馬年正一六十二代張元旭天師得道紀念日 Immortality Anniversary of 62nd Heavenly Master Zhang Yuan Xu 2014


農曆正月廿二日為正一六十二代張元旭大真人之得道紀念日。

On this coming 22nd Day of Lunar 1 Month, it will be the Attaining-of-Immortal-hood Anniversary of the 62nd Generation Heavenly Master Zhang Yuan Xu.

In Year 2014, it falls on 21 Feb, a Friday.

62nd Heavenly Master, named Zhang Yuan Xu (正一六十二代張元旭天師) or Zhang Xiao Chu (又名張曉初), born in Qing Dynasty Tong Zhi Period, Birthday falls on 7th Day of Lunar 8 Month in Year 1862 (生于清同治元年農曆八月初七日).

At the age of 42 (光緒三十年), he succeeded his Father, 61st Heavenly Master Zhang Ren Zheng, as the 62nd Heavenly Master of Zheng Yi Sect (繼承六十一代張仁晸天師之位﹐為第六十二代嗣教真人).

And at the age of 52 (民國三年), he was being bestowed with the Official Title of Lord Hong Tian Ying Dao (洪天應道真君) by Marshal Yuan Shi Kai (袁世凱賜封).

In Year 1912, while Heavenly Master Zhang Yuan Xu gave a speech in Shanghai World Religions Conference, he strongly urged the Taoists to promote the Official Teaching and Culture of Taoism and also, encouraged all Zheng Yi Disciples to continue the preaching that had pass-down by the various Heavenly Masters (民國元年﹐張元旭出席了在上海舉辦的世界宗教會時﹐當演講中﹐他老人家極力的鼓勵所有道教徒﹐在正確的方式下﹐力保及發揚正統道教文化及思想).

In Year 1925, 22nd Day of Lunar 1st Month, 62nd Heavenly Master Zhang Yuan Xu gained his Immortality in Shanghai, with the age of 63, left behind 6 sons (the 5th son pass-on at a very young age) and the eldest son Zhang En Pu, which later succeeded as the 63rd Heavenly Master (張元旭天師於民國十四農曆端月廿二日羽化於上海﹐享壽六十三。後其嗣教之位由長子張恩溥天師所繼承).

To find out more on Heavenly Master Zhang Yuan Xu, please proceed to the following links (張元旭天師-知多一點點):

Plaque written by 62nd Heavenly Master (六十二代張元旭老天師親手書寫之贊教廳匾):

http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2013/07/plaque-written-by-62nd-heavenly-master.html

Story of 62nd Heavenly Master Zhang Yuan Xu & Marshal Yuan Shi Kai (袁世凯與六十二代張曉初大真人傳奇):

http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2013/07/story-of-62nd-heavenly-master-zhang.html



大善难言谢 A word of Thanks is Not Enough


在此﹐小道得獻上萬分之謝意﹐感謝新加坡各方同道好友及宮廟神壇的積極參與這次”張祖天師開倉發米紀念日”籌集白米及乾糧活動。

目前籌集活動正在順利進行中﹐距離原本定下的目標還差一點兒。

如果尚有同道好友欲參與貢獻白米及乾糧﹐請儘快聯繫小道﹐以便小道能及早作準備。

三無量。
大謝心。

In here, Jave will like to extend my Million Zillion Thanks to those who have assist in donating and contributing of the Raw Rice and other Daily-needing-food-items for the Charity Distribution that will take place on 2nd March by the Organisation “A Packet of Rice”.

With our little effort, we are able to assist the Needy-families, the Elderly and the Disables.
With our strengthen faith, we are able to follow the teaching of Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling.

On behalf of All the people involved, get-benefit, Jave will like to say Thank You to you all.

女媧補天救蒼生 Anniversary of Mending the Broken Sky by Empress Nv Wa


天穿日﹐又稱補天日﹐據說為女媧娘娘煉五色彩石補天洞的紀念日 (在水神及火神互相打斗後﹐不小心將天柱弄斷﹐導致天上破了一個大洞)

這個傳說最早出現於晉朝(據說是漢族第二個本根節日 第一個為元宵節”)﹐日期定于正月十九至廿三日之間﹐後來因不同朝代有著不同的傳說加入﹐因此最終定為正月二十日為天穿日。

目前﹐客家籍貫後裔還保留著答謝女媧娘娘補天救蒼生的習俗並製作甜粄甜飯來慶祝此節日。

In Taoist Calendar, on the 20th Day of Lunar 1st Month, it is known as Anniversary of Mending the Broken Sky by Empress Nv Wa, after the Fire & Water Deities fought and accidentally created a big hole in the Sky.

This Day was first being recorded in Jin Dynasty and last, several different dates appeared, such as 19th Day, 21st Day & 23rd Day of Lunar 1st Month.

Till today, Hakka Dialect Clan still keep this tradition by accord respect to Empress Nv Wa on the Anniversary and also, by making a few types of Traditional Hakka Pastries to celebrate this special day.

Monday, 17 February 2014

甲午馬年張祖天師開倉發米振濟紀念日 Anniversary of Heavenly Master Zhang Distribution of Charity Rice 2014


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.

For Year 2014, it falls on 25 Feb, a Tuesday.

After so many years of researching and study under Heavenly Master Zhang, only until 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

本門將在正月廿二日之前籌集12公斤白米(總數180)作為捐贈低收入家庭及年老者。希望各方善長仁翁能多多支持 (捐贈慈善機構對象http://www.facebook.com/APacketOfRice )

Long Shan Men will be collecting 1 or 2 kg Raw Rice (target of 180 bags) for the donating to the Charity Organisation (A Packet of Rice http://www.facebook.com/APacketOfRice) for the distributing to the Needy Household & Elderly; we do look forward to more the contribution of bags of Rice.

Dateline: 20 Feb 2014 (Thursday)

For those who are keen in contributing, please contact Jave or Royce Tan at roycetan@yahoo.com

有意捐贈者﹐請聯繫小道或羅正 (roycetan@yahoo.com)

Sunday, 16 February 2014

一誠敬香齊天宮 Accord Respect at Qi Tian Gong 2014










新加坡中部齐天宫於正月十六及十七日慶祝大聖天尊壽辰。

小道與弟子羅正於正月十六日午時﹐特地前往敬香并與李道長交流。

非常感謝李亮成道長勞心勞力将"大聖悟道經"從新整理并印刷及分發。
正月十六晚七時正,李道長與該廟敬誦 "大聖悟道經",而後送化三本經書上天以禀功德。

Singapore Qi Tian Gong, located at Tiong Bahru Eng Hoon Street, is having Annual Celebration dedicated to Monkey Sage on the 16th & 17th Day of Lunar 1 Month.

Jave will like to express my fullest respect and gratitude to Master Lee Leong Seng for making the publishing of the Monkey Sage Scripture, a successful one.

On 16th Night at 7.00 Pm, Master Lee had chanted the Monkey Sage Scripture for the first time in Singapore after 40 years. After then, Master Lee sent off 3 copies of the Scripture to the Celestial Realm for the Reporting of Credits & Merits of the Contributors.
PS: The Monkey Sage Scripture was rearrange by Jave's Ancestor in Qing Dynasty and its honourable to be able to print & distributed in Singapore.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

正月十六日補運補庫期 Luck Enhancing & Replenishing of Spiritual Coffer Day 2014






每年正月十六日是本門為眾善信補運補庫之日﹐當然今年也不例外。
 
在幾日的籌備下﹐終於在大年十五上元聖日下午開始行科。

本門補運補庫分為三個階段﹐如下﹕

1 – 恭迎三元三官大帝並誦念三官妙經三元真經

2 – 上元聖日酉時行改連補運添財科儀

3 – 正月十六日子時至丑時行補庫科儀

在以上所有科儀完週後﹐等待下一個吉辰﹐然後將一切紙寶化送。

今年﹐慶幸祖天師護佑﹐所有儀式順利舉行﹐小道心存感激。

在此祝賀各位交代小道補運補庫的同道好友們﹕

新年一切順利。
萬事皆能如意。

三無量。
大樂心。


Friday, 14 February 2014

恭迎上元天官賜福紫微大帝聖駕 Ushering in the Arrival of Heavenly Lord Tian Guan 2014










上元子夜迎天官。
下降三界賜福安。
大虔真意叩首禮。
小宴凡茗敬上蒼。

大年十五日﹐民間稱為元宵節﹐而在道教傳承中奉為上元聖日﹐既是上元天官賜福紫微大帝下凡考校三界之日期。

在道教文化中﹐此日必須點燈供香並誦念三官妙經及行三官寶懺﹐以祈求平安﹐健康及太平。

在正一道宗﹐此日也是張祖天師化身入凡之期﹐更是太上道祖傳授張祖天師南斗經訣西斗經訣之紀念日。

每年的今天﹐辰逢初子﹐本門也會設供誦經﹐焚送三官上元手書﹐以向三元三品三官大帝祈福﹐乞求眾生得以福佑﹐罪滅及厄除。

今年較為特別﹐因為還舉行了為眾信眾答謝天恩安奉太歲儀式。

在此﹐也借此機會﹐祝賀各方同道好友﹕

上元樂樂樂。
元宵圓圓圓。

三無量。
大敬心。