三寶佛祖San-Bao Hall

三寶佛祖San-Bao Hall

三寶佛供奉阿彌陀佛、釋迦牟尼佛、藥師如來佛與彌勒佛。

The San-Bao Buddhas are Shakyamuni Buddha and Bhaisajyaguru Buddha, Amitabha Buddha.

釋迦牟尼佛 Shakyamuni Buddha

釋迦牟尼佛 Shakyamuni Buddha

【釋迦牟尼佛】
釋迦牟尼佛,約在周代,誕生於中印度迦毗羅衛城,父為淨飯王,母摩耶夫人,二十九歲見衰、老、病、死遂決意出家,十二月八日入東方藍摩國剃髮為沙門,輾轉至優樓頻螺村菩提樹下,藪草結跏趺坐,誓言不成正覺,決不起立。至二月八日夜,忽睹明星而大悟,於是成大覺世尊,為人天之大導師,時年三十有五。
祭祀日:四月八日。

Shakyamuni Buddha:
Shakyamuni Buddha is the founder of Buddhism; he comprehends and accommodates all sufferings in the world with compassion. He was born in Lumbini, a part of the ancient Indian Sakya Kingdom that is now situated in modern Nepal. His father was Suddhodana, a King among the Kshatriya caste. His mother was Maya Devi, one of Suddhodana's wives. Inspired by the four sights, he determined to leave his home, his possessions and his family at age 29. He chose to become a monk. At age 35, he attained Enlightenment. From then on, he was known as "The Perfectly Self-Awakened One", the Sammasambuddha.
The Worship Date: the 8th of April in the lunar calendar.

藥師如來佛 Bhaisajyaguru Buddha

藥師如來佛 Bhaisajyaguru Buddha

【藥師如來佛】
東方琉璃世界之教主,曾發十二誓願,其中一願為「除一切眾生病,令身心安樂」,其左右侍者為日光與月光菩薩,稱為藥師三聖。坐於釋迦牟尼佛之左(東)代表東方日出,萬物向榮。
祭祀日:九月三十日

Bhaisajyaguru Buddha:
Bhaisajyaguru Buddha, also known as Medicine Buddha, is the Buddha of healing. As bodhisattva he made and fulfilled 12 vows, two of them related to healing. On achieving Buddhahood, he became the Buddha of the realm of Vaidūryanirbhāsa in the eastern quarter, which is why he is placed in the east of Shakyamuni Buddha. He is attended to by the bodhisattvas Sunlight and Moonlight.
The Worship Date: the 30th of September in the lunar calendar.

阿彌陀佛 Amitabha Buddha

阿彌陀佛 Amitabha Buddha

【阿彌陀佛】
阿彌陀佛是西方極樂世界之教主,俗云:「家家彌陀佛,戶戶觀世音」,可見兩者是民間信仰極為普遍的神佛。坐於釋迦牟尼佛之右(西),代表西方日沒,萬物將息,往投再生妙境。
祭祀日:十一月十七日

Amitabha Buddha:
Amitabha Buddha, also known as the Buddha of Limitless Light and the Buddha of Limitless Life, is the primary Buddha of the Pure Land school of Buddhism which developed and spread in China, Vietnam, Korea and Japan and has grown to become the largest sect in Buddhism. Amitabha is believed to be a Buddha who possesses infinite meritorious qualities; who expounds the dharma in his pure paradise in the West, hence the name Western Pure Land and who accepts all who call upon him irrespective of their merit or religious or worldly status, which is why he is placed in the west of Shakyamuni Buddha.
The Worship Date: the 17th of November in the lunar calendar.

韋馱護法 Weituo Dharmapala

韋馱護法 Weituo Dharmapala

【護法】
韋馱護法:手執降魔杵,立於左側。

Dharmapala, a bodhisattvas who guards the Dharma,
Weituo Dharmapala holds a Vajra at the left of San-Bao Buddhas. Primarily worshipped in Chinese Buddhism.

伽藍護法 Qielan Dharmapala

伽藍護法 Qielan Dharmapala

【護法】
伽藍護法:佛教以關聖為伽藍護法,手持青龍偃月刀,立於右側。

Dharmapala, a bodhisattvas who guards the Dharma,
Qielan Dharmapala, best known as the legendary Chinese military general Guan Yu, holding his weapon at the right of San-Bao Buddhas. Primarily worshipped in Chinese Buddhism.

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