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Monday, December 29, 2014

真 空 祖师 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Chin Kung Temple in Seremban


On 27 December, we went to Seremban to witness the ribbon cutting  of the Ching Kung Temple in Seremban, to be officiated on 28 December, 2014.  Uncle Roger is one of those invited to do the honours.







真 空  Chin Kung, meaning "pure emptiness".

This is the new temple in Seremban, it replaced the old one that was demolished, right on the same spot.

真空祖师

1840年,中国鸦片战争爆发。清朝政府战争的失败被迫签订了丧权辱国的不平等条约------《南京条约》。条约规定,中国向英国赔款2100万元;开放上海、广州、厦门、宁波五处为通商口岸;割让香港。

鸦片给中华民族带来了深重的灾难,中华民族从此衰微,饱受列强的凌辱与压迫,处于水深火热之中,内优外患,毫无尊严地位,人民心情空虚,三教教理道德不受重视,迷信侥幸心理反而逢勃;外国列强趁机剥削图利国土,更被外人讥为“东亚病夫”。

林则徐领导的销毁鸦片和禁烟运动行动激怒了英国,发动了侵略中国的鸦片战争,由于清朝政府奉行妥协方针,终于导致战争的失败,鸦片烟不但没遭禁止反而在不平等条约的保护下更加肆无忌惮地向中国倾销导致吸鸦片者众多,凡吸上鸦片烟瘾者,形同痼疾,轻者损身耗财,重者家破人亡,成为社会公害。

在江西赣南寻乌诞生了一位济世救人的伟大的圣人——空中大道创始人真空祖师,(又名空道、真空教、空中教、拜大伯、空道教,闽南人称为“拜仙伯”或“拜道” 粤人名曰“拜祖师教,客家人称为“拜大伯”或“老祖师”)。 

Uncle Roger is my brother in law, and here we are with his wife, my sis and their eldest daughter and family. I am the unofficial reporter covering the event.
We reached the temple very early and was able to tour the place.
It is situated at a serene, calm and peaceful countryside with lots of greenery,  As you enter the arch, you can see canopies where you can have breakfast and find toilet facilities, the urns of water reminds me of my childhood days at the temple in Kluang with my sister's late mother in law.

Here is the address...
No. 94, Bukit Tembok Seremban, 70300 Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Tels: 06-7639051
There was a lion dance to welcome guests and dignitaries.

Uncle Roger and VIPs arrive

This woman had a very interesting skirt with sequinned  pictures of Chinese gods.
Thumbs up to her for dressing up to the occasion


Lining up to cut ribbons
she is also one of the invited ones
All ready with ribbons and scissors, the signature colour is purple


fire crackers!!! to add to the merriment




Uncle Roger has his photo and forward address in the souvenir book!




(You can read all about the religion here!)


Then, there was a group pic, and as usual, it was so difficult to get everyon organised, except U Roger!!! I think Zef, (my spelling) his grandson, has his trait: always calm and ready


finally, the group picture, and I am in it!!! I figured since I came all the way, why not be part of it?



this is the way they pray, swing arms back and forth, it has a significant meaning.




  1. Chin Kung - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chin_Kung

    It was then that he received the name of Chin Kung, meaning "pure emptiness". ...Second, religious Buddhism, which does not represent the real Buddhism but  ...
The event is wide covered in the major Chinese dailies...
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China Press


I spotted this roasted pig at the altar
And I had a panoramic pic of the praying session


He is donning the robe for the offering and chanting session
and he is the only one to get ready. Ms Low has to take the mike many times to exhort others to come put on the robe to proceed but to no avail!
you can see her here with the robes, but no one comes forward to get dressed

video


Uncle Roger all ready and prepared.
The next ceremony starts 
 my beautiful sister with her beautful daughter and grandaughter
He serves tea to the devotees and blesses them
his grandkids and me and my family are also bestowed his blessings!!!


Links

https://www.facebook.com/pages/%E7%9C%9F%E7%A9%BA%E6%95%99%E7%A9%BA%E4%B8%AD%E6%95%99/236821223031915
http://serdangchinkong.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-post_24.html

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