Offering lunch at Rosnel Hostel Disability and Aged Care
With eyes of wisdom, the Lord Buddha saw how certain actions which arise through wholesome qualities of the mind can have positive results and how certain actions which arise through the defilements in the mind bring negative results. If we do something which stems from craving, hatred or delusion it creates fear and anger in others as well as within ourselves. These negative actions will attract negative results for us. If we do something which stems from the wholesome qualities of mind, if it creates no fear and hatred in the world, it will attract positive results for us. The Lord Buddha saw that if one gives food, he gives the benefits of extended life span, complexion, wellbeing, and strength (Ayusha, Warna, Sapa, Bala). As a result of this action he or she will receive much happiness and wellbeing throughout this life and the next.
Recently devotees at Mahamevnawa Sydney had a great chance to conduct such a meritorious act. On January 3rd 2015, youth group members and devotees at Mahamevnawa Sydney, offered lunch at Rosnel Hostel Bundanoon – disability and aged care facility. Youth group members and devotees prepared various Sri Lankan and Local dishes to be served to the residents. The food was served to all residents with much love and care. Youth group members were also kind enough to lend a helping hand to older residents who were having difficulty eating themselves. The residents were happy with the food and the thoughtful care provided by the group with some of them thanking and giving compliments to the group after the lunch.
At the conclusion of the event the Venerable Bhanthe talked to the youth group. The Bhanthe explained that he saw the compassion and friendliness that the youth group members had towards the elderly and disabled citizens. He explained the reality of life and how we also will have to face old age one day. He explained the value of doing good karma such as this and how it can bring positive results in to our lives. Thinking back about this event we can be happy of our kind and generous effort to bring happiness in to the minds of people in need.
Mahamevnawa Sydney would like to thank the organisers and participants of this event as well as the friendly staff at Rosnel Hostel for making this event a success. Mahamevnawa Sydney would like to share these merits with all who appreciate such meritorious acts.