More than 10,000 participate in the Marvellous Malaysia Music Concert organised by Fo Guang Shan
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - A total of 1,276 people participated in the “Take refuge in the Triple Gem & Five Precepts” ceremony held in conjunction with the concert to be Buddhists including Malaysian singer Yise Loo.
More than 10,000 people attended the Marvellous Malaysia Music Concert held at Shah Alam stadium to offer blessings to the country on Sunday afternoon.
The concert started with cheer leaders from Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan and participants get to listen to message delivered by Master Hsing-Yun through video encouraging Malaysians especially the young people.
The Marvellous Malaysia Music Concert 2019 is a continuation of the concert started by Master Hsing Yun in 2012. The concert, the fifth time this year, involved all Fo Guang members comprising old, middle-age and the young people, monks, nuns and devotes to participate in the event.
The concert this year is led by Dandelion Group and buddhist singers to perform in two phases. They connect with the audience through music and dances. It has been Fo Guang Shan`s tradition to groom young people.
The Marvellous Malaysia Music Concert is not only a musical feast but the “Take refuge in the Triple Gem & Five Precepts” ceremony hosted by Ven Xin Bao is also included for devotees to be Buddhists. Of the more than 10,000 participants, 1,276 of them turned Buddhists in the“Take refuge in the Triple Gem & Five Precepts” ceremony.
After the ceremony, a blessing session was held to pray for the country with Ven Xin Bao reading the message by Master Hsing-Yun on `Prayers for society and the masses` to wish Malaysia prosperity and people respect each other.
More than 1,000 young people, teenagers and children participate in the performance at the concert organised by Fo Guang Shan Malaysia and assisted by Buddha`s Light International Association (BLIA) Malaysia, its branches in southern Malaysia, Sabah, Dong Hai Association and the youth wing of the Fo Guang Shan Malaysia. Various buddhist groups and major newspapers are also supporting the event to spread positive energy through music.
Ven Jue Cheng, the chief abbess of Fo Guang Shan for Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, in her speech, said Malaysians are hard-working people and respect each other from a diversified background and different religious. The country is also blessed without disasters.
In his message, Master Hsing-Yun reminded Malaysians and young people ` to be a person first then become a well-known person.’’
Through online visuals, Master Hsing-Yun delivered his message and blessings despite he was unable to attend the concert in Malaysia.
He encouraged Malaysians to reflect on how to be a good person by taking up various challenges with patience and do not mind leading a tough life.