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Know Your Mind

Train Your Mind

Free Your Mind

Knowing ones mind is to not get caught up with agitation, and observe the mind as thoughts arises. It is a discovery process to ones mind without judging. When the focus is on knowing, we make no attempt to try to change anything. Just observing the mind can be a radical change and a relief.

Training ones mind is a process of developing kindness and compassion whenever mental conflicts, such as aversion, anger, or despair arises. Once the mind develops concentration, we can foster the growth of generosity, ethical virtue, and discernment.

Freeing ones mind is to let go of clinging whenever thought arises. The ultimate aim of Buddhist practice is to liberate the heart so there are no barriers to our heart's freedom. Freeing the heart begins in small steps, each bringing a corresponding peace.

Care of the body is a daily task. The mind too needs regular care, exercise, and training. With freedom from suffering as the goal, knowing, training, and freeing are the three Buddhist ways of caring for the mind.

Celebrating Wesak Day at BUBS

Published on 19 May 2019 6:06:51 PM at thestartv.com

Buddhist devotees celebrated Wesak Day on Sunday at the Bandar Utama Buddhist Society (BUBS).

Bandar Utama assemblyman Jamaliah Jamaluddin attended the annual celebration for the second time and reminded everyone to learn to love and appreciate each other’s culture.

Anumodana and Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu

Wesak was celebrated with much joy and devotion this year.

We wish to record our gratitude and appreciation to the Sangha Members of the Thai Forest Tradition led by Luang Por Thoon for their teachings and blessings on Wesak Eve and Wesak Day, Ven. Monks from Sentul Buddhist Temple, YB Jamaliah Jamaluddin who launched our Wesak celebration, our guests of honor, invited guests, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang, and Ms Low Mi Yen. 

A big thank you to the Surau Management and SJK © Puay Chai 2 for kindly allowing us to use their car parks, the Resident Associations of Bandar Utama for allowing us to put up  our banners and to our neighbours for their patience with the heavy traffic.  

We would also like to thank the many corporate and individual donors  for their offerings to the Sangha, the free food for the public, beautiful flower decorations as well as contributions to help offset the cost of holding this celebration.

With any event, many hands are needed before, during and after the event.  Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu and Anumodana to the Wesak organising committee and the many volunteers who happily offered their services.  It was very heartening to see families volunteering together. 

Finally, our special thanks to the group of young scouts who were cheerfully and diligently helping out everywhere throughout Wesak day.

We are very encouraged by the faith, generosity and enthusiastic spirit of our well-wishers, members and friends.  Wesak 2019 would not have been such a success without your participation, co-operation and contributions.

Anumodana and Sadhu , Sadhu, Sadhu to all. 

Last but not least, we would like to seek your forgiveness if we have unintentionally caused any inconvenience to anyone.

We hope that you found happiness and joy in participating in our Wesak Celebration and sees the relevance of our 2019 Wesak theme: “Know Your Mind, Train Your Mind; Free Your Mind” in your life. 

Below are some moments captured on Wesak Eve and Wesak day.

Wesak 2019

From the goodness arising from your generosity and practice, may they be the causes for the realization of your aspirations and attainment of Final Liberation.

May the Triple Gem bless you and your family with peace, good health and happiness.

With gratitude.