Gong Xi Fa Cai

Last Saturday, I brought April and  May to the Buddhist chanting class. After the normal chanting session, the teacher shared with the kids a few things about CNY. I find them very beneficial and I would like to share with you folks.

1. The teacher advised the children to involve in spring cleaning. If the kid is too small to help up in spring cleaning, at least he or she has to be told about the meaning of spring cleaning.

2. The teacher showed the children the proper of way of getting Angpow from the elders. Juniors have to bow and wish the elders, and use both hand to receive the Angpow.
3. The teacher even suggested kids to knee to parents and grandparents in the morning on 1st day of CNY.

4. The teacher reminded the children to take plenty of fluid and get enough sleep, if they take a lot of fried and heaty food during CNY.

Since we had done the spring cleaning, I only asked the girls to housekeep their own lockers and drawers. I wish that my girls will remember to bow, wish and use two hands to receive the angpow.

Lastly, I wish you folks a prosperous Rabbit New Year, may you enjoy the health, wealth and happiness thorughout this year and also after this.

"揖深圆 拜恭敬"
(弟子规解释: 注意行礼时要把身子深深地躬下,跪拜时要恭敬尊重。)
(DiZiGui explaination: Your bows should be deep, with hands held in front and arms rounded, Always pay your respect with reverence.)


  1. Those are good sharings and also as a reminder to us adults, too.

    I wish you and your family a very prosperous chinese new year and may the "rabbit" brings joy and peace throughout the year.

  2. It definitely awesome to send your princesses to the Buddhism class, it will certainly inculcate good moral values and manners in your beautiful children!

    Wishing you and your lovely family a prosperous CNY too!

  3. That is a very good teaching. Hope your girls could set a good example to all her cousins. :)
    Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family!

  4. thank you for sharing this meaningful teaching :) Xin Nian Kwai Ler to you and your family.

  5. Thanks for sharing Yan!
    I wish you and family, a prosperous year of Rabbit ya~

  6. Thanks for sharing this. :)

    Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family!

  7. hello.. wishing u a great new year .. have a FATT days ahead too..