Buddhist monks in Bouddhanath temple prayed for the ‘moksha’ of people and millions of living beings that met painful death in the huge bushfire in Australia in the recent time. The prayer ceremony was organised by Buddha Vachana Anubad Samiti for the emancipation of and peace to all the beings that died in the catastrophe.
The Bhikshus (monks) expressed condolences to the casualties resulting from the disaster and recited the Arya Triskandhasutra, the Bhadracharya Pranidhanaraj, the Aryamaitri Pranidhan and the Samantabhadra Pranidhan scriptures from the Buddhist literature. It is believed that recitation of these scriptures generated positive vibe and energy which liberates the dead. They wished for happiness, peace, prosperity and well being in the nation.
On the occasion, the Australian authorities were also urged not to kill 10,000 camels. The huge forest fires in Australia that started few months back have caused massive loss of life and property there. Prayers held wishing for national peace At the same function, prayers were also held wishing
The committee was translating the Pragya Paramita, an important literature of the Buddhist philosophy, into Nepali from the Bhot language. Committee president Tika Sherpa said that the translation project is being undertaken at a total cost of Rs 40 million.