Giving Thanks to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

 

Thanks Iris tan, for the question on the four gratitudes in Buddhism.

The four groups to whom one should have gratitude are
一、父母恩。Gratitude towards one’s parents
二、众生恩。Gratitude towards sentient beings
三、国王恩/国家恩(国土恩)。Gratitude towards one’s nation/motherland/ruler
四、三宝恩 (佛、法、僧) Gratitude towards the Triple Gem, namely the Buddha, his teachings, the Dharma, and the Sangha, the community of monks and nuns and the enlightened ones.

Mr Lee Kuan Yew, is our founding prime minister, and is deserving of our respect and gratitude as founding father of our nation, under the third category of gratitude.

Emotions run high this week (23 Mar to 29 Mar 2015), and it is understandable that some may adorn him with high praise, and sometimes perhaps overdo it.

Mr Lee Kuan Yew has done much for Singapore, and from the out-pour of appreciations from other nations, we can see that he has also left a positive indelible mark in people’s life in lands far and near.

He does not need over-adornment or more accolades to make him a greater man.

He is great as he is.

As the PM, Mr Lee Hsien Loong has said in his eulogy, if anyone seeks Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s monument, we can reply proudly: ‘look around you’ “.

Thank you Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

Wherever you are,
may you continue to be of help and benefit to others.
may you find peace, joy and rest.

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