申请人須知事項 Important Information for applicant
1. In order to maintain a harmonious atmosphere of good communication and coordination, the family member of care receiver must be the decision maker for the care receiver.
2. Buddhist funeral rites are solemn and dignified affairs. They comprise largely of serene and stable chanting to calm the mind and the heart of the deceased and the bereaved family. Dharma Drum advocates the cultivation of merits through cherishing and performing meritorious acts, such as avoiding lavish spending in setting up the mourning halls and observing practices consistent with environmental consciousness. The family only needs to dress in plain colors and keep themselves neat and clean.
3. The Pure Land of the Buddha is a land of peace and happiness without suffering. Family members reciting the name of the Amitabha Buddha together will help the deceased focus on righteous thoughts, and calling upon the Buddha with faith will lead the deceased to the Buddha's pure land. This illustrates why Buddhist rituals do not require material offerings of this world.
4. In the event of insufficient manpower, no rituals will be performed.