Buddhist Sangha proposes eliminating votive paper burning

In its document No. 31/CV-HDTS, the Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam has proposed eliminating votive paper burning in pagodas nationwide.

Buddhist Sangha proposes eliminating votive paper burning

The document said clearly that in order to maintain the country’ cultural tradition in festivals in Buddhist institutions, the Buddhist Sangha considered joss paper burning as superstitious; accordingly, it suggested deleting it.
The document also urged lectures at the above places to talk about the preservation of positive points in national customs, and spread the value of compassion, generosity and religious tolerance to the listeners.
The document is signed by Venerable Thich Thanh Nhieu, permanent vice-chairperson of the Sangha’s managing committee.

By MAI AN – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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