1912年，日本军占领了韩国，日本官方希望主要的寺院都由能够成家立室的和尚来领导，若不依从的出家人便要坐牢或被处死。满空禅师，为了此事与日本总督开会并指着日本总督说:“你知道山河大地从何而来吗？” 虽然总督可以把满空禅师当场处死，但他不发一言，突然，满空禅师大喝一声：“Katz!” 然后指著总督的嘴巴说：“这张嘴巴就是进地狱之门，如果你真的想帮助韩国佛教，就不要干扰我们。” 结果日军也没有为难他。
随着第二大战结束, 日本军最终撒退。 当时，满空禅师摘下一片国花之花瓣，沾墨写下：“世界一花”。在这墨迹之中，没有苦恼、没有愤怒、也没有排斥之心，止息了所有的分别心。这世界一花象征平等，和平与和谐。这是满空禅师最真诚，最伟大的希望，把所有人类都带回到这个根，我们的本质。而从这个根，一朵带着平等，和平和和谐的世界一花会重新诞生。
“The Whole World Is A Single Flower”
In 1912, the Japanese army invaded and conquered Korea. The Japanese authority decreed that major Buddhist temples be led by monks who should get married. Those who defied this decree were to be imprisoned or sentenced to death. Zen Master Man Gong confronted the Japanese Governor on this matter and pointed to him and asked: “Do you know where the mountains, rivers and the lands come from?” Although the Japanese Governor had the authority to execute Zen Master Man Gong there and then, he remained silent. Out of a sudden, Zen Master Man Gong shouted “Katz!” then pointed to the mouth of the Governor and said: “This mouth is the gate to hell. If you truly wanted to help Korean Buddhism, please do not interfere.” Despite this, the Japanese army did not cause him any trouble.
The Japanese army retreated at the end of World War II. Zen Master Man Gong took a petal of the Korean national flower, dipped it in ink and wrote a calligraphy that read: “The Whole World Is a Single Flower.” In it, there were no bitterness, no anger nor any sense of rejection – it put all differences to a stop. The “Whole World is a Single Flower” denotes equality, peace and harmony. This was Zen Master Man Gong’s utmost aspiration - that all human beings return to this common root, our original substance, and from this root, a world as a single flower of equality, peace and harmony will again appear.
Embracing the spirit of “The Whole World is a Single Flower”, Zen Master Seung Sahn went to the United States to teach Zen. Since then, the teachings of Zen spread and to date there are more than 120 zen centres established throughout Northern and Southern America, Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia and Africa. Since the 1980’s, Zen Master Seung Sahn had invited many Buddhist leaders and leaders of other religions to participate in dialogues and conferences to foster world peace. In this regard, Zen Master Seung Sahn founded the Inaugural Conference of the Whole World Is a Single Flower (WWSF) in 1987 in Korea where Buddhist leaders and leaders of other traditions and religions were invited to participate, and exchange ideas as a way to promote true practice, and foster world peace, true to the spirit of “The Whole World is a Single Flower, All humans have the same root”.
鉴于筹办这项国际弘法活动需要庞大的经费及人力，借此希望凝聚大众的力量， “日施一元 行满一千 世界一花 禅行天下” 故此诚挚邀请您发心加入这为期三年的扑满计划。您的菩提宏愿， 将使广大众生共沾法益。 让我们共同合心协力， 共创一个平等、和谐与和平的世界，让所有的人回归到这共同的根 ---- 我们的本质。
在这项计划里，您可以选择每年（3年计划）或者全额付款。捐款总额为RM1000。捐款者可以选择以现金/银行转账/支票方式汇款。至于每年付款的护法，款项数额为第一年及第二年（2018 & 2019）是RM360（在12月31日前后一个星期内呈交），最后一年(2020)则必须在8月31日前呈交RM230。在领取扑满时，需缴付RM50为抵押金。
“The 2020 Whole World Is A Single Flower” Piggy Bank Project
”The Whole World Is a Single Flower” is a triennial conference. To date, a total of eleven conferences have been convened. In this connection, Hoeh Beng Buddhist Temple will be hosting the 12th Conference of “The Whole World Is A Single Flower” as a gesture to repay the kindness and teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn, our guiding patron, as well as to benefit more people by providing them the opportunities to meet and learn from Zen Masters and guiding teachers from around the world. Through the practice of the teachings of Kwan Um School of Zen, students will learn to keep “don’t know mind” and understand “we are one”, and contribute towards world peace.
As hosting this international conference requires enormous financial and human capital support, we wish to harness the support of the public through the piggy bank project with a theme “A Ringgit A Day, Fulfilment in A Thousand Days, Zen Home Zen Community Zen World, Whole World is A Single Flower”. We cordially invite you to support our piggy bank project. Your kind support will benefit many and contribute towards a world of equality, harmony and peace, and enable all of us to return to this common root - our original substance.
In “The 2020 Whole World is a Single Flower” piggy bank project，you may choose to make your donation annually through a three-year plan from 2018-2020 or by one-time donation amounting to RM1,000. Donation can be made via cash/bank transfer/cheque (payable to Hoeh Beng Buddhist Temple). For those who chose to make donation annually, the donation amount for first and second year (2018 and 2019) is RM 360 per year (all donation shall be made one week before or after 31st December each year), while the amount for final year (2020) is RM230 that shall be paid before 31st of August 2020. Please be informed that a deposit of RM50 will be imposed upon the collection of piggy bank.
The piggy bank may be self-collect from Hoeh Beng Buddhist Temple, or authorise your family member or friend to collect on your behalf (Please kindly note down the name and contact number of your representative), or by post. For collection by post, postal charges shall be incurred accordingly.
To support our piggy bank project, please kindly complete the form below and attach together the bank transaction slip of RM50 for the deposit. If you have enquiry, please kindly contact Hoeh Beng Buddhist Temple (03-26929839) or Sis Mei Ciu (012-5302347).