Bringing back the soul

23 04 2009

I was sitting at a corner looking at the taoist master setting the altar for some ritual to be done and somehow it was intresting as I have plenty to talk about. Although my brain wasn’t really functioning very well but I am still thinking and asking question why this and why that. Let me start with start with inviting the soul, a chair was raise above the table and the deceased person dress was hang-on to the chair to symbolize his apperance when the ritual start. Incense, fruit & candle was offer while many paper indicating by written unknow chinese writing was put along side with it. The ritual start by shouting of verses indicating the soul to come back, along with gong, drum and etc to welcome the soul back, although many chinese do believe that these soul actually flow back but there isn’t much evidence on that. I can’t feel any of po po present even after the ritual but somehow ritual like this will cause my mom to downpour as it’s not she trying to tell people how sad she was but when we recall the kindness of our mother, father or anyone who brought us up and knowing that she no longer will be seen physically by us, we will definetly feel that how good if they were still with us. But when they have sickness that causes them to suffer in this world, we hope that she will go peacefully and have a good rebirth, but do you think it will happen according to your hope? So often chinese custom taoist master were invited to perform ritual to help these people to overcome their suffering in hell and gain better rebirth. My mom was someone who always taught us to be true to our parents and she did it, although when po po was sick, and she wasn’t able to take care of her, she was trully depress for her weakness and not able to take care of her own mother. When she called me and told me about the dismissed of po po, I knew my mom will definetly go through a dilema of life where your closes person have left you, someone who sacrifice her life to bring you to this world while torturing herself for 9 months + +, someone who educate you even when she pennyless. I try to be with my mom in this few days because I can feel how it was although she still around now, but because when you put yourself into someone shoes you will know the pain. Even you could do 10, 20 ritual to help her overcome whatever suffering she will encounter but this does not help her because it all up to herself. The soul in us is so fragile but if we could train our mind, than our soul will be as strong as steel.

Taoist believe that when we die, our soul is departed from our body, and through some ritual we can find our loves ones soul backTaoist believe that when we die, our soul is departed from our body, and through some ritual we can find our loves ones soul back




One response

9 04 2016

not by me … i have no time to rewrite this in english (maybe the googletranslator will help?!?) Click

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