On Saturday 21 October, 80 members of Firefly Mission from Singapore led by their President Dr. Ng Yee Kong visited Nalanda Centre as part of their ‘Kathina’ season merit-making tour of Malaysia. It was Firefly’s sixth consecutive year visiting Nalanda, and one of the events Nalandians look forward to annually.
Nalanda President Sis. Evelyn led officers to accord our Singaporean friends a warm welcome. The host-officer for their visit was Bro. Tong of Nalanda Institute. After a brief building tour, Bro. Tan gave a talk on the importance of cultivating both merits and wisdom to improve our quality of life.
In his talk, Bro. Tan said that the opportunity for us to do good today is due to the effects of kamma – the consequences of wholesome deeds we performed in the past. Thus, the good that we sow now will afford us future possibilities of continuing a meritorious way of life.
After the uplifting talk, visitors and Nalandians enjoyed a communal lunch together. They later left for Sasanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary in Taiping for the ‘Kathina’ celebrations there.
We thank Firefly Mission members for bringing so much joy to all of us on their visit to Sri Serdang. Friendship and camaraderie indeed extend beyond boundaries, as true mettā and muditā are boundless and borderless! We look forward to welcoming them back to Nalanda again next season.