Animal Liberation Day

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July 13, 2013, this day marks the very first day Lord Buddha turn the Wheel of Dharma where He spoke his first teachings.  Our monthly liberation day was held on this auspicious day, members of Modern Buddhist Fellowship headed down to the shore of Changi to liberate 125 huge fishes, these fishes will end up on dining tables if they are not liberated.

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In Buddhism, liberating animals is considered  a very compassionate act.  Every single being has the right to live and no other shall take the lives of another no matter how small or insignificant they are. Animal liberation practice is based on the fundamental principle of cultivating compassion and to dedicate one’s spiritual life for the welfare of all sentient beings.

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As what His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama had said; “Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.  By saving beings one directly benefits them by giving them the chance to live and those who have liberate lives also receive immeasurable benefits through this virtuous act.

The animals are blessed through prayers and mantras before they are release. The blessing generate and plant the seeds for enlightenment and the likelihood of a better rebirth in the future reincarnations.   More photos here

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