法王新闻 | 2009年01月

第26屆噶舉大祈願法會─第八天日誌 點燈祈願法會,感動了56國弟子

The Evening of Marme-Monlam

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地點:印度 菩提加耶
時間:2009年01月11日
報導:黃靖雅
攝影:噶瑪善治、噶瑪諾布 、班瑪歐色多傑

蓮花燈

晚上7:00,在法王噶瑪巴帶領下,大眾全體在菩提大塔舉行點燈祈願法會。滿月在天,映照古老的菩提大塔,銀白月光如水流瀉,冬夜的菩提迦耶十分乾爽宜人。今年現場布置由韓國法師負責,他們帶來數百個形 色微妙微肖的蓮花燈,從金剛座前,沿走道兩側拉到入口,堪稱壯觀。

點燈祈願舞台設在入口階梯上,打上明亮的舞台聚光燈,便成了現成舞台。法會首先唱頌〈觀音儀軌〉,再唱梵文〈三常誦〉。表演節目隨即在階梯舞台上場──

1.首先由台灣法師持奏法器唱頌〈十方一切剎〉,結束時,比丘、比丘尼由僧袍大袖中取出預置的花雨紙片漫天拋撒,令人驚喜。

2.韓國法師唱頌〈點燈祈願文〉,主頌法師音色悠遠,現場不少人閉目諦聽。

3.越南法師唱頌〈點燈祈願文〉。

4.英國在家男女居士眾,身穿整齊白西裝、黑裙黑褲,手持蓮花,在英籍喇嘛David帶領,及吉他、小提琴伴奏下,以西式美聲唱頌〈點燈祈願文〉,優美動聽,加上用心準備,誠意感人,一曲唱畢,全場報以極熱 烈掌聲。

5.各寺院喇嘛代表,加上全體演唱者,以法王所創作的旋律大合唱〈點燈祈願文〉,先唱頌藏文版,再唱中文版,再唱英文版,大眾唱到自己能唱的語言版,都跟著一起唱。

現場早已發放一千支手持式白燭型燈泡式小燈,大眾手持隨歌聲旋律揮動,夜色中光影點點,匯成一片如波舞動的燈海,大家在祈願和感動中結束法會,走到門口,還有大祈願法會主辦單位用心準備的小禮物致贈, 包在紅色透明絲袋中的「八國食物」(有印度奶製甜品、台灣麻糬、韓國人蔘茶、西藏粘粑、美國洋芋片、法國牛角麵包、德國牛奶糖、西班牙綜合乾果糧),象徵法王強調的「無分別平等味」。大約晚上9:00,來自 全球56國(主辦單位登記有案)的佛弟子,眼耳鼻舌身意在不可思議的富足感中,步出大塔,結束八天如夢如幻的大祈願法會。

Gyalwang Karmapa take his place in front of the bodhi tree, at the head of the congregation, alongside H.E. Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, H.E. Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, Zurmang Garwang Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche and many other Rinpoches.

The evening began with the Short Chenresig Puja, All-Pervading Benefit of Beings which has the concluding aspiration.

The Refuge Prayer in Sanskrit and other Sanskrit verses followed.

After that small groups gathered on the steps below the red gate to offer prayers in their own language and musical style. This year a Chinese group came first, then Koreans, Vietnamese, and, lastly, English. The English group sang the prayer “One World, written by His Holiness himself, to a musical accompaniment on guitar and violin.

His Holiness beat a small gong three times. This was the signal for everyone to light their lamps for the Mar-me Monlam. The gelong and gelongma had lotus-shaped lamps; all-in-all there were more than 500 of these. In addition there were 2500 electric candles.

Next came Atisha’s Lamp Prayer. The Gyalwang Karmapa read the first part in Tibetan, Chinese, and English, and everyone repeated the lines after him. The other verses were sung.

May the bowl of this lamp become equal to the outer ring of this world realm of the great Three Thousands. May its stem be the size of the King of Mountains, Mt. Meru. May its oil fill the surrounding oceans. In number, may a hundred million appear before each and every buddha. May its light dispel all the darkness of ignorance from the Peak of Existence to the Incessant Hell and illumine all the Pure Realms of the buddhas and bodhisattvas of the ten directions so they are clearly seen.