The MV Dhamma Fellowship (MVDF) was grateful to Bhante Buddharakkhita who gracefully accepted an invitation and delivered a Dhamma talk entitled “Have I used my wealth skilfully?” on May 22nd 2017 at the Chew Quee Hall.
This is the third Dhamma talk for the year 2017 organised by the Education Committee under the Buddhism in Daily Life Dhamma Talk series.
Bhante Buddharakkhita hails from Uganda, Africa and in the same spirit of the past Buddhas travels abroad to propagate the Dhamma. “Wander abroad, monks, for the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world, for the welfare and happiness of devas and humans. Do not go two together, monks, but teach the Dhamma that is beautiful in its beginning, lovely in the middle, and lovely in its ending, both in the letter and in the spirit, and display the holy life fully complete and perfect.” (D.ii, 46).
Questions and Answers Session
The questions and answers session was well received where participants posed interesting and intrigue questions to an African Buddhist monk, a novelty in the sangha community.
As usual, for the benefit of those who missed the event and for whatever reason, and those who may wish to hear it again, it is a pleasure to share the talk with this audio recording as “There are beings with little dust on their eyes who are perishing through not hearing the Dhamma, they will become knowers of the Dhamma.” (D.ii, 49).
Audio recording with the courtesy of Sister Lily Chan
A sell-out full house
As with any of the other past Dhamma talks, it was a sell-out event with more than 100 participants who filled up the capacity of the hall.
Token of appreciation
As a token of appreciation a copy of the Mangala Vihara (Buddhist Temple) 50th Anniversary souvenir book was presented by Brother Raymond Yow, Chairman of MVDF to Bhante Buddharakkhita.
The gift of the Dhamma excels all other gifts, the flavour of the Dhamma excels all other flavours, the delight of the Dhamma excels all other delights.” (Dhp. 354).
Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
Contributor: Chin Kee Thou
Date: May 24th 2017
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