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Purification rite: Devotees bathing the statue of Buddha during the Wesak Day celebration at the Poh Ka Buddhist Temple in Kuching. — ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / The Star
KUCHING: The people are encouraged to promote religious development as an essential part of their daily life.
Chinese community leader Temenggung Lu Kim Yong said religious teaching helped to guide a person towards positive thinking, self-discipline and the wisdom to differentiate between right and wrong.
“It also enriches our inner soul, contributing to family happiness and social harmony,” Lu said at the Wesak Day celebration at Poh Ka Buddhist Temple in Jalan Upland here yesterday.
He said through religion, self-
discipline could be applied in daily life, family and workplace as a guideline to doing what was right.
Lu also said Malaysia was a
multicultural country, particularly in Sarawak where people of different races lived in harmony and peace together.
“Moreover, we have the freedom to choose our religion which is
protected by the Constitution,” he said.
He joined devotees at the temple to light joss sticks and candles to mark Wesak, which commemorates the birth, enlightenment and passing of Buddha.
Devotees also performed the ritual of bathing Buddha statues with floral water to signify the cleansing of impurities.
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Religion, Community, East Malaysia, Wesak, Buddhist, temple, Lu Kim Yong
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