【羅蘭第一分會 Pan Xiao Hsia報導】 觀世音菩薩大慈大悲，廣受世人尊敬，故有「家家觀世音」之說，父母也樂於讓孩子成為觀世音菩薩的契子。其實，每一位慈母都是觀世音菩薩千手千眼的化身，佛光媽媽楊源並真誠的告白—「您我都是佛光寶寶、能發光、必成佛」。
English version:credited to Andrew N.
Title: Buddha’s Light Children’s Blessing Celebrated at Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple: Adults and Children are all “good children”
Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple held a Buddha’s Light Children’s Blessing on August 5, in which 137 children accompanied by 403 family members and friends became spiritual children of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, the embodiment of great kindness and great compassion.
There is a Chinese saying which goes, “Avalokitesvara is in every family.” As one of the most popular bodhisattvas, Avalokitesvara is revered for her kindness and compassion in every household. But beyond that, every mother is an emanation of the Bodhisattva’s thousand hands and thousand eyes.
One of the children participating was three-year-old Du Xingbao. Her mother, BLIA Rowland Heights Subchapter 1 committee member Yang Yuan, shared her heartfelt journey, recounting how she had prayed for a child for years before finally becoming pregnant in 2019. While in the womb, Xingbao accompanied her mother to various Dharma services at the temple before finally visiting in person during the Buddha Bathing Dharma Service during the Buddha’s Birthday Celebration. At the time, she needed help holding the ladle to bathe the Buddha.
“Now, she can complete the ceremony on her own,” Yang Yuan said. “My child has truly grown up.”
Yang Yuan also stressed that the Children’s Blessing marks a milestone in Xingbao’s growth. Under Venerable Hui Dong’s guidance, she sought refuge in the Triple Gem and became a Buddha’s Light Child.
Yang Yuan added, “As a Fo Guang Mother, I will grow alongside her, passing down the spirit of Fo Guang Shan. This ceremony is more than just a blessing for Buddha’s Light Children. It is also for Fo Guang Mothers, as we too need the compassion and wisdom of the Buddha.”
Further elaborating, Yang Yuan said, “BLIA members are all Buddha’s Radiant Children, the Buddha’s offspring, novice Bodhisattvas. We must follow the guidance of the Triple Gem.”
Venerable Master Hsing Yun, Founding Master of Fo Guang Shan Monastery, dedicated his life to service and encouraged living a life of three hundred years by making the most of every moment.
BLIA Rowland Heights Subchapter 1 President Pan Qingxia added that volunteer coordinator Venerable Miao Huang affectionately refers to volunteers as ‘children.’ This term embodies care and expectations, mirroring the essence of Buddha’s Light Children.
“Just like them, we too aspire to be good ‘children’ of Fo Guang Shan,” said Pan.
Pan Qingxia also mentioned that BLIA Rowland Heights Subchapter 1 elder advisor Zhao Linfeng participated as a volunteer in the “Mini Amusement Park” at the Blessing Ceremony. Through this service, Zhao Linfeng embodied the spirit of three-hundred-year life, shining as an exemplar of being a Buddha’s Light “Child.”