Lunar Calendar June 3 (June 26, 2017, AD) was the Holy Birthday of Skanda Bodhisattva (a.k.a. Wei Tuo Bodhisattva), who is the Honored Buddhist Dharma Protector. A grand Birthday Celebration was held at the Holy Mountain Buddha Land to memorize this Great Dharma Guardian’s contribution.
Holding a Vajra in his hand, the World-Honored compassionate Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi gave his speech to Sangha and laymen at this solemn ceremony. Dressing a garnet cassock and sitting with crossed legs, the World-renowned One first offered the immeasurable Buddha Light blessing to the Saha World, praised the contribution of Skanda Bodhisattva, and then imparted the truth to his followers: “The protection of Skanda Bodhisattva and other Dharma protectors was the premise of spreading Buddhism 2,500 years ago. After Buddha’s nirvana, the constant protection of Skanda and his emanations has become the reason why Buddhism could be delivered to modern days through thousands of years.”
“Every one of us received protection from Skanda Bodhisattva before time began. Therefore, we must be grateful. And the best way to show gratitude is to protect and promote the righteous Buddhist Dharma – Guang Huan Mi Zong Dharma, and take on the burden of Skanda Bodhisattva, Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, and Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva.” Holy Master explained.
During the stately ceremony, the exalted Holy Master also arranged a special soul relieving ritual for those who died in the recent landslide at Xinmo Village, Sichuan Province, China, and other disasters in the world.
Dancing and singing, followers contributed their wonderful performance to celebrate the Holy Birthday of Skanda Bodhisattva, to deliver their appreciations to the blessing and speech of Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi, and to pay homage to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
Aiming to fulfill the philosophy of His Holiness – World Peace, Human Health, and Religious Harmony, all followers promised that they would treat Skanda Bodhisattva as their role model, protecting and promoting Guang Huan Mi Zong Buddhism globally, and delivering affinity beings from sufferings.