Rejoicing in Merits/ Anumodana

The New Zealand Bhikkhuni Sangha Trust wish to share merits with the late Mrs Damdhara Uyansinghe-Jayawardena Punchihewa (21.05.1960 – 27.06.2019).  
We wish to acknowledge the first substantially generous donation made towards the NZBST made in memory of the late Damdhara.  The main intention behind this donation being for the initiation of the first Theravada Buddhist Monastery for Bhikkhunis in New Zealand, and also for a Buddhist Library for the propagation of the Buddha Dhamma.

To mention also my, Ayya Adhimutti’s, great appreciation for the great care and attentiveness with which the late Damdhara attended to my own needs, and those of my bhikkhuni teacher – Ayya Tathaaloka and my mother, while staying at Arana Bhikkhu Giman Hala at Battaramulla in Sri Lanka.  Anomodana for the late Damdhara’s great kindness and generosity.  And to all those who offered pindabatha  to us on alms round, and who came in person also.  This was a time of great joy in Dhamma friendship and in seeing people’s great faith in the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha.  Still the memory of that period is a bright light in my heart.
So, we wish to transfer any merits from that auspicious time together in Sri Lanka, and also any merits arising from the establishment of the Theravada Bhikkhuni Sangha in New Zealand to the late Damdhara.

“May this go to our relatives, may our relatives be happy!’
Those who have gathered,the departed relatives who have assembled.

Just as water that rains on the highlands,

flows down to the lowlands,
so too what has been given here is of benefit to the departed.

Just as rivers that are full flow and full up the ocean,

so too what has been given here is of benefit to the departed.

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