The MV Dhamma Fellowship was privileged to have Mr. Piyasilo “Piya” Tan, a respected and learned scholar in the Tipitaka, who graciously accepted an invitation and delivered a talk “How to read sutta and what are the benefits?” on July 3rd 2017 at the Chew Quee Neo Hall.
The event was organised by the Buddhism in Daily Life programme under the Dhamma Talk series, regularly engages monks and lay speakers to share the Dhamma with the Buddhist community. Mr Piya Tan was the second lay speaker who graced the event, the first being Sister Sylvia Bay.
As with the past Dhamma talks, the attendance was a full-house capacity, that filled to the brim of the hall.
Questions and Answers Session
As usual the questions and answers session was well received with participants raised intrigued and interesting queries.
However, there were also many who missed it and could attend for whatever reason, it is, therefore, an honour to bring the Dhamma to them emulating the Lord Buddha’s mission: “I allow you, monks to wander abroad for the good of the many, for the welfare and happiness of devas and humans. Do not go two together monks, but teach the Dhamma that is lovely in its beginning, lovely in its middle, and lovely in its ending, both in the letter and in the spirit, and display the holy life fully complete and perfect. There are beings with little dust on their eyes who are perishing through not hearing the Dhamma, they become knowers of Dhamma.” (D.ii,48).
In the cyber age of computers, smart televisions, tablets, smart phones and gizmos where information is available at the fingertips with just a few keystrokes on a keyboard or virtual keyboard with internet connection, thus this audio recording is uploaded on the blog for their benefits and for all to share.
Token of Appreciation
As a token of appreciation Mr Piya Tan was presented with a copy of The Mangala Vihara (Buddhist Temple) 50th Anniversary Souvenir Book.
The gift of the Dhamma excels all other gifts.
The flavour of the Dhamma excels all other flavours.
The pleasure of the Dhamma excels all other pleasures.
He who has destroyed craving overcomes all sorrows.
(Dhammapada Verse 354)
Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
Contributor: Chin Kee Thou
Date: July 4th 2017
Do keep a lookout for announcement of the next Dhamma talk by Venerable Dr R Gnanaseeha schedule on August 28th 2017 at the same venue. Topic has yet to be determined.
Texts, photos and audio clip by contributor who takes responsibility for any inadvertence, factual or otherwise.