Fishes liberated for Mumu
As Mumu has been ill, I decided to have pujas done for him and release of life. The merits dedicated to my little Mumu’s health and long life. This release of life benefits Mumu, the people participating, and of course the fishes. Mumu now is thankfully recovering under the loving care of Kb, Monlam and Beng Kooi. I really appreciate them to nurse Mumu back to health.
On Wednesday, Nicholas Yu, James, Mr Lee and Mr Lee’s Nephew and Bonita released 200 kg of catfish in dedication for Mumu’s good health and long life. Everyone recited Shantideva’s dedication prayer and recited one mala of Medicine Buddha mantra. After reciting, through the power of mantra, they blessed the fishes by blowing onto the fishes before releasing them into the lake. Mr Lee and his nephew did this in Mandarin.
Whenever the animal liberation group needs fishes to release, Mr Lee is their main point of contact. He is very supportive of Kecharians. There are times when the animal liberation group releases fishes on an adhoc basis. It might be that Nicholas Yu (the coordinator for the group) would call Mr Lee at 2pm to get 200 kg of fishes (440 lbs)…to do so within a day is a VERY difficult task. These fishes are meant to be slaughtered at the market the following day; for fish mongers to part from them is not easy and to get that amount of fishes in 24 hrs (or sometimes less!) is difficult.
There are times where because of the time constraint, Mr Lee would personally drive the fishes to the lake himself. He would take the event very seriously and would make sure that everything is in order. He never complains, give excuses..he just gets it done.
Mr Lee used to be a fish monger himself! For 10 years, he has sold fish at the market. Mr Lee found out about Kechara through his friend, Chef Au (Head Chef of Kechara Oasis). He now sells vegetables and has being nicknamed “Choy Chai”..which in English means: Vegetable Boy!!
I thank everyone involved to get this done so fast. I thank Andrew whom I text message to arrange all this and he did it super fast. Thank you for helping my Mumu to get well.
1. 200 kg of catfish to be released.
2. Reciting prayers and mantra
3. Freedom for fishes
4. Mr Lee feeding the fishes
5. 2 Indian boys who were there for fishing joined in the feeding. We encouraged them not to do fishing there.
6. Park officials participated in feeding the fishes.
7. A token of appreciation for Mr Lee for his help and support for our fish liberation programme
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