By Taipei News Group (Originally in Chinese)
The blossoming carnations in May exuded a happy atmosphere on Mother’s Day, a joyous occasion on which we honor Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai and all the mothers in the world. On May 11, 2014, approximately 3,500 of our Association members and guests from Australia, Canada, South Korea, Mongolia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the United States, Âu Lạc, China and other countries gathered in the Forest Hall of Hsihu Center in Formosa to commemorate the birth of our Beloved Master and celebrate Mother’s Day.
The festivities began with a group of our Association members from Taichung who performed Dai Girls’ Peacock Dance. The lighthearted and graceful dance conveyed the aspirations of the Dai people of southern China to live in peace and happiness.
A group of father and daughter Association members from Changhua were also among the many delightful and uplifting performances. They treated us to Evaporated in the Wind performed on ukuleles, evoking warm and gentle emotions.
A collegiate group of our Association members from Taichung sang Dedication a cappella, reminding us of our gratitude to Master and all mothers.
Gorgeous, traditional costumes and elegant postures were showcased in the dance Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, a performance by several of our Association members from Taipei, vividly depicting the colorful Indian culture and bringing delighted applause.
A group of six of our Association members from Mongolia dressed in traditional costumes to perform a song of their own creation, Supreme Holy Spirit, which was shared with reverence and love for Master and the Holy Spirit.
The performances were brought to a perfect conclusion when a chorus of our Association members from Taipei performed a song entitled Tim Qo Tu, Py-O-Tu (Tim Qo Tu, I Love You) set to the music of Amazing Grace. With the help of subtitles appearing on a huge television screen, the audience sang along with the performers, rejoicing in Master’s return to the Original Universe.
Our hearts filled with warmth and happiness during this jubilant event sharing our deep gratitude to Master. We fully believe that the road to our Original Home, which our Most Compassionate Master has graciously provided with Her great motherly Love, will never fade. The road home, the path of Quan Yin, is the Divine Way to Heaven!
Dai Girls’ Peacock Dance from Taichung
Taipei Association members performed an Indian Dance
Our Mongolian Association members sang Supreme Holy Spirit
Taichung College group Association members sang Dedication
Taipei Ocean of Love Chorus sang Tim Qo Tu, Py-O-Tu
Father and daughter Association members from Changhua performed Evaporated in the Wind on ukuleles
Sharing delicious vegan cake to celebrate the joyous occasion