Seiryuji practices another memorial service for Buddhists in Higan period, 7days both before and after the Vernal Equinox day and Autumn Equinox day, by writing their ancestors' names on paper Buddhism tablets with a Higan prayer.
Originated in "Touhigan", Chinese translation of a Sanskrit
word "Paramita(波羅密多)", Higan means reaching a world of enlightment
from a world of waver. Buddhism emphasizes Rokuharamitsu(六波羅蜜), 6 important
conducts, to reach enlightment such as ; Giving(布施(Fuse))・Keeping rules(持戒(Zikai))・Perseverance
(忍辱(Ninniku))・Sincerity in Buddhism practice(精進(Shojin))・Meditation
(禅定(Zenjo)) and Enthusiasm to attain enlightment(智慧(Chie)). Higan is
a very good opportunity and considered as a Buddhism week to practice such
conducts. Seiryuji recommends you to participate in this memorial service
for our ancestors with reminiscing about them and being appreciative for
our presence, and also try our best in daily practice to become Buddha
within our lives.
For those who have not been able to do daily services for ancestors,
Seiryuji sincerely advices you to join in this event because your wish
will reach your ancestors much easier than usual during the Higan period.