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法光法师书法作品义卖

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。。。。。。法光法师生于马六甲,年少时皈依金明上人,在新加坡出家,依止上妙下华法师,过后赴日本东京驹泽大学,并完成佛学博士课程,曾在日本,台湾与马新等地弘法。

法光法师在日本完成佛学课程后返甲期间,正值马佛总甲分会8个佛教团体,为筹建野新弥陀村而展开积极的筹款活动。

了解筹建弥陀村,成就念佛人修行,是一项伟大的人间菩萨道志业,法光法师也献出多份墨宝,供野新弥陀村义卖筹款。

在法光法师挥毫时,曾陪伴在侧的马佛总甲分会《经教教育学会》主任何庆保说,法光师的墨宝苍劲有力,即使对书法认识不深者,一看也会喜欢。

“最难得的是,法光师不花时间在纸上构思与比拟,心中有了要写的字,笔上沾了墨,就一挥而就,前后不到一分钟,而跃然于纸上的墨宝,左右彼此之间的呼应,往往都是恰到好处,让人对中文书法有另一层体会,更有想依样画葫芦之冲动。 但是,大家心里都知道,如果没有长期的薰习,绝对不可能具备这种随手拈来的深功夫!”

至于刺血作画, 法光法师先用布条紧缚其中一个手指头,然后用针头刺血,心中的粗稿,也是纸上的定稿。一幅庄严的观世音菩萨画像,前后也只是两个小时左右即告完成。

鉴于法光法师在新加坡的法缘殊胜,其墨宝也常供义卖筹款。而一幅血画观音像,在新加坡的义卖价高达2万新币。

而今,法光法师奉献血画观音像,为野新弥陀村筹款,义卖价只是1万马币,主办当局相信一定能够找到买主。

有关血画观音像庄严高雅,除了可当艺术品珍藏,亦可供奉在佛堂之上。

欢迎马六甲社会大众,于本月29日及30日,前往唐宋普洱茶馆,参观书画义卖展,从有关作品的一笔一划中,细细品味作者的艺术境界。

虽是一间茶坊,马六甲唐宋普洱茶艺馆却深深认同马佛总甲分会8个佛团目前积极筹建之马佛总《野新弥陀村》,是一项非常有意义的佛陀志业,因而安排槟城著名画家吴惠琴,献出水墨画作进行慈善义卖,为《野新弥陀村》筹款。

这项善举也获得留学日本的法光法师积极响应,献出多份墨宝,以及刺血绘画的观音菩萨圣像,共襄义举。

槟城三慧讲堂捐赠予《野新弥陀村》之缅甸玉佛,也将在这项慈善义卖展中,让有缘的佛弟子请购。

《野新弥陀村》一切从头开始,需要十方的支持。。。而您的发心支持,功德无量!

前几天我父亲托我到他的朋友的店,拍摄这几幅由法光师父所挥的书法作品。

其中义卖的法光法师作品:

血画观音像

血画观音像

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RM400 of Chinese New Year couplets for 2011

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juesatta awakening foundation logo (draft)

juesatta awakening foundation logo (draft)

Early this month, the organising committees of Chun Nuan Ren Jian, Jia Jia Tie Chun Lian (春暖人间、家家贴春联) handed an amount of RM90,000 donation to St John Bachang Haemodialysis Centre. This amount of money was collected from the sale of Chinese New Year couplets prior to Chinese New Year of this year.

The event which held annually is a great success. Over the 8 years, this fundraising event has collected a total amount of RM567,000. Most of the volunteers were Chinese calligraphers consisted of senior citizens and students actively helping to write the couplets and promote to the public.

Besides promoting Chinese calligraphy and encouraging Chinese households to paste couplets on the gateposts or door panels, every year the event aims to support St. John Bachang Haemodialysis Centre, an NGO which charges only RM10 per dialysis treatment for patients who suffer from kidney disease. The money collected from the sale will be donated to the centre and help to ease the finance burdens.

During the handing over of the donation to centre, the organizing committees expressed gratitude to all who volunteered for the event and to public including schools and societies who showed their great supports. Without such support, the event could not be as successful.

And here in juesatta, we helped to promote the Chinese couplets too as of last year. We would like to thank to our friends for the support as we managed to collect an amount of RM400 from the sale of the Chinese couplets. The fund collected here had been handed to the organising committees in March.

Once again thank you and may all beings be happy.

Year of Rabbit – Chinese New Year couplets for charity

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Chinese New Year couplets for charity sale

Chinese New Year couplets for charity sale

Malaysian Contemporary Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Association of Melaka are organising Chun Nuan Ren Jian, Jia Jia Tie Chun Lian (春暖人间、家家贴春联) to promote Chinese calligraphy and decoration of New Year couplets for the household. Experienced Chinese calligraphers including children are helping to write the couplets and promote the sale.

Chinese couplets known as dui lian (对联) or “contrapuntal couplets” may be seen on doorways in Chinese communities worldwide. Couplets displayed as part of the Chinese New Year festival, on the first morning of the New Year, are called chun lian (春联). These are usually purchased at a market a few days before and glued to the doorframe. The text of the couplets is often traditional and contains hopes for prosperity.

Chinese couplets are normally written on vertical strips of red paper in the best calligraphic style one can muster. The first (called upper) line is posted on the right side of the front door. The second (called lower) line is posted on the left side of the front door. The couplets should correspond with each other phonologically, syntactically and semantically word for word and phrase for phrase.

This coming Chinese New Year will be the year Rabbit and also the 8th year the Malaysian Contemporary Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Association of Melaka is doing the event. The sale of the Chinese couplets from this event is for charity as fund collected will be donated to the Bachang St John’s Dialysis Center providing treatment for patients suffered from kidney disease.

Unfortunately I am unable to join the team these two weeks for going to school by school in Melaka to promote Chinese calligraphy and the sale of the couplets, however I am doing my best to write as many as I can and pass to the team for sale. So far, I have written about 30 pieces of the couplets and will keep on writing before Chinese New Year.

Thanks to the organizing committee for your hard work and friends for you support. To my friends who are interested in buying the couplets and doing charity at the same time, kindly contact me.

Happy Chinese New Year to everyone! May all beings be happy.

Dad, I have to work harder!

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Little Tang (Tang Yao-Kun) with his Chinese calligraphy writing, "dragon leaps, tiger jumps". Behind is the teacher Mr. Liu Ming-Ling.

Little Tang (Tang Yao-Kun) with his Chinese calligraphy writing, "dragon leaps, tiger jumps". Behind is the teacher Mr. Liu Ming-Liang.

Many are amazed by the calligraphy writing of our little friend Tang (Tang Yao-Kun). One day during the calligraphy class, I chatted with Yao-Kun’s father.

3 years ago, when Yao-Kun was in kindergarten, he was a naughty and hyperactive kid. His teacher always suggested to his parents of bringing Yao-Kun to Mr. Liu Ming-Liang’s class to learn Chinese calligraphy. She added calligraphy is an art, a Chinese tradition, and also would be able to let little Tang settle down and more concentrate in his study. However, father Tang and mother Tang did not know much about calligraphy and thought that it would not be as useful to little Tang as told.

The kindergarten teacher insisted. Everytime father Tang and mother Tang went to the kindergarten, the teacher suggested the same thing again and again. Due to that, the parents reluctantly agreed and brought little Tang to Mr. Liu’s calligraphy class. They were however unsuccessfully locating the place of the class, and so they gave up.

The next time they met the teacher, again she suggested the parents to bring little Tang to the calligraphy class. Father Tang and mother tang felt sorry to give any excuse since the teacher really took this matter seriously and it would be for the own good of little Tang.

Where there is a will, there is a way: father Tang and mother Tang found Mr. Liu’s calligraphy class eventually and little Tang started his class since then. In addition, little Tang did not know about Chinese calligraphy at all. He took part in half-heartly. Mother Tang was in charge of bringing little Tang to class everyday.

Months after, and little Tang stepped into primary school year one. Father Tang was asking the performance of little Tang in the calligraphy class. He was told that little Tang was an excellent and well-behaved student in class. This appraisal of Mr. Liu however was a mistake because he was mistaken of little Tang’s name with another student. According to Mr. Liu, little Tang did not perform and not well-behaved in class. Even worse criticism was given by the teacher.

Father Liu was pissed when he was told and could not agree with Mr. Liu. He decided to take over the responsibility of little Tang’s learning from his mother, putting full supervision of little Tang’s learning and started to stay during the whole period of little Tang’s calligraphy class to check on him.

Not long after that, there was a competition. Father Tang encouraged his son to take part in order to gain experience and boost the interest of his son. This would be the first competition little Tang took part; also he was nervous as he had to write in front of a bunch of people and with other children. He finished the writing though.

During the prize giving ceremony for primary school students category, prizes were announced from the consolation prizes to 2nd runner up, 1st runner up then the best prize. Prizes announced respectively, the confidence of little Liu was getting lower and lower, and disappointment was getting greater. The prize giving ceremony for primary school competitors was over, and little Liu did not win any prize. He was so disappointed.

Little Tang  insisted to stay for the later prize giving for junior high school category and high school category as he thought he might stand a chance in winning. Father Tang did not know how to explain to his son but he accompanied his son until the whole event was over. Both of the father and son were so upset. The son was let down because he didn’t win; the father was upset because the son.

During their ride back to home, both father and son didn’t speak a word. There was a moment of silence. Looking at the son, father Tang felt bad of forcing little Tang to the calligraphy class again. So he asked, “What do you want to do now?”

“Dad, I have to work harder!” he answered.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

3 to 4 years later after the first lesson of calligraphy, little Tang is 11 year-old this year. He is the star of Pay Fong 2 Primary school and many students and teachers are proud of little Tang. He has won many prizes in calligraphy competitions. The reasons behind the success are the patience of little Tang’s parents, the teaching of Mr. Liu, and also the hard work of little Tang.

Mr. Liu once told me, “Interest can be developed. Talent is nothing more important than hardwork, it only helps to acquire the skill quicker than others. The main keys of improvement are dedication and determination.” English physicist also said, “If I am anything, which I highly doubt, I have made myself so by hard work.”

Thanks so much to Mr. Liu for sharing his and his son’s learning experience with us. Hope that little Tang is able to continue with his hard work and be humble in his learning always.

Little Tang was writing at the Jonker Street of Melaka for a charity event. Little Tang's cute sister and father were just standing beside him.

Little Tang was writing at the Jonker Street of Melaka for a charity event. Little Tang's cute sister and father were just standing beside him.

“Why did little Tang learn callligraphy? Because he was interested in?” I asked.

Meet the young artists – Chinese calligraphy for Bachang St John’s Dialysis center

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The little eight year-old boy enjoying writing

The little eight year-old boy enjoying writing

With the permission of Mr. Liu, my chinese calligraphy teacher, I snapped some photos of the class and my friendly classmates who are mostly primary school students. Right now, most of the students are busy writting spring festival couplets for Chinese New Year. These couplets will be sold as charity fund for the Bachang St John’s Dialysis Center in Melaka.

According to Mr. Liu, Bachang St John’s Dailysis Center has about 100 patients. Each treatment is charged RM10 which is relatively cheap. By doing so, the center has to bare thousands of ringgit for the operation each year and thus, donation is collected to maintain the cost.

These young artists of the class (mostly primary school students) are doing their very best to write in order to help the dialysis patients. Every piece of the writings will be sold for charity and the fund collected is 100 percent donated to the  Bachang St John’s Dialysis Center.

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