Guan Yin Citta Teluk Intan in Malaysia holds a Grand Free Vegetarian Tasting Event to promote Buddhism
As the third largest town in the state of Perak, Malaysia, Teluk Intan is a place with a rich history solidified by ancient landmarks and friendly people. On September 1, 2018, a grand free vegetarian tasting event was held at the beautiful town one week after the Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Practice Center in Teluk Intan grandly opened on August 26, 2018. The event was part of the series free vegetarian tasting events organized by the Guan Yin Citta Buddhist Association of Malaysian, aiming to promote Vegetarianism and the Buddhist teachings from Master Jun Hong Lu.
The event was a huge success, with attendance of over 1,300 local people and more than 400 volunteers participated. These volunteers were from different places of Malaysia, ranging from East Malaysia to West Malaysia, such as Sarawak Kuching, Sibu, Kuala Lumpur, Klang, Puchong, Johor Bahru, Muar, Kluang, Yongping, Segamat, Selangor Seremban and Malacca.
In the early morning at around 8:00am, all the volunteers arrived at the San Min Independent High School to prepare for the event. Through 9 hours hard work, the event officially started in the late afternoon at 5:00 pm. Within a very short period of time, the main meeting hall was full of people from nearby neighborhoods and communities. To accommodate the overflow, another meeting hall was arranged with the big screens and service facilities fully set up.
The dazzling and delicious variety of vegetarian cuisines was full of flavor and provided tasty meatless options. Diverse dishes, ranging from Dongpo meat, Malay satay, siu mai, Xiaolongbao, to Gucheng G rice ball, stuffed tofu, Nasi Biryani, red sauce pasta, Burmese salad, Gongbao golden flower, and fruit tarts, could be found and enjoyed for free. While eating, the attendees watched amazing video clips from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Dharma Talks and Totem Inquiry. These fascinating Totem cases revealed the real existence of Karma and the Law of Cause and Effect, which educated the attendees and teached them that there is another Buddhist way to live their lives.
From Buddhist view, becoming vegetarian is the main approach to cultivate compassion and refrain from killing. Master Jun Hong Lu has ever said, “Compassion will resolve all your troubles. When you are annoying someone, or you’re having something upset, it is mainly because that you have not forgiven others. If you let go of the resentment and forgive others, you will open yourselves up to practicing compassion and love. Compassionate people have a level of inner courage to forgive others, which leads to resolving afflictions and trouble. “In order to achieve peace and social harmony in the world, restore the balance of mind, let us cultivate compassion and practice giving.