“Hearing the Lotus Bell is like listening to the Lotus Sutra; revering (honoring) the Lotus Bell is like reciting and worshipping the entire Lotus Sutra and the Great Compassion Mantra.”
Making an offer and worshipping to the Lotus Bell is equivalent to the three merits. The first merit is making an offer to and worshipping all Buddhas of the past, present and future. The second merit is protecting the temple by learning from the great compassion from Guanyin Bodhisattva (Avalokiteshvara). The ultimate merit is advocating Dharma, benefiting all living things, and purifying the mind and society.Starting in 2007, each year Dharma Drum Mountain holds a bell ringing and prayer ceremony on Chinese New Year’s Eve.
In the ceremony, the Lotus Bell is rung 108 tEach ring grants (imparts) a complete blessing to eliminate worries and cultivate compassionimes. and wisdom.
At the moment when we listen to the bells with all our heart, we ease our worries and deepen our compassion and wisdom. This newfound frame of mind allows us to wish peace to all living beings and to the world.
On the eve of welcoming 2021, let’s put our hands together and pray for the world.“I hope, by treating others compassionately, I will feel at peace at all times.
I hope, by finding inner peace through wisdom, I will feel at ease at anywhere. “
Following the Taiwanese government’s pandemic guidelines to protect public health, DDM’s Bell Ringing ceremony for New Year of 2021 will be broadcast live; on-site participation and accommodation are cancelled. We wish you all a happy and blissful Spring Festival, as well as Peace and Ease in the New Year.