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Chinese Ghost Festival

Dear Friends,Please be awarded that this Friday(2015-8-28) is Chinese Ghost Festival.It is a traditional Buddhist and Taoist festival held in Asian countries.Please think about it seriously that it’s not just an coincidence that Taoism , Buddhism and other religion choose the same day as Ghost Festival. It’s said that the negative energy reaches the maximum that day.Original of Ghost Festival has several different versions. Usually Chinese Mahayana Buddhism prefers the story of Maudgalyāyana.Mahāmaudgalyāyana was known for having clairvoyant powers. After he attained arhatship(hard to explain sorry), he used his clairvoyance and found his mother had been reborn as a hungry ghost.Maudgalyāyana eased his mother's suffering by receiving the instructions of feeding pretas from the Buddha. The Buddha instructed Maudgalyāyana to place pieces of food on a clean plate, reciting a mantra seven times to bless the food, snap his fingers to call out to the deceased and finally tip the food onto clean ground. By doing so, the hungry ghost’s hunger would be relieved. Through these merits, his mother was able to be reborn as a dog under the care of a noble family.It’s a little complex to explain the story. But I find some suggestions from internet.1. Don't stroll at night.
2. Don't swim. It is said that drowned evil ghosts might try to drown people in order to find victims for them to rebirth.
3. As the month is considered to be inauspicious, don't move to new a house, start new businesses or marry.
4. Don't hang clothes outside at night.
5. Do not pick up coins or money found on the street and if one does, never bring any home.
6. Do not step on or kick the offerings by the roadside. If one were to step on any offerings by accident, her or she should apologize aloud to ameliorate the situation
7. Do not wear red because ghosts are attracted to red. 8. Don't sing and whistle as these may attract ghosts.
9. Keep away from the walls as it is believed that ghosts like sticking to walls.
I know you guys are fond of nightlife. But when you enjoy happiness this Friday, remember that there will be many ghosts around you. LOL~~