An Introduction to Daren Gubai

【大仁顾拜简介】

大仁顾拜,是以“人至上”为宗旨的尊人敬祖、和谐天地的文化典礼。大仁顾拜可以帮助人们在人性庄严的神圣殿堂,以最祥和的心境与如意的礼敬形式,表达思亲、礼亲的眷念。大仁顾拜是人们见证人性、回归“人至上”新时代文化的缩影。每年的4月22日,即为大仁顾拜日。

大仁顾拜的主要特点如下:

1、大仁顾拜,是继承了传统的现代人文典礼,以“人至上”为主线,包容并升华了中西方对天地人的自然和谐的礼仪精髓。
2、大仁顾拜,是大仁生活的重要组成部分,他以人性而庄重的仪式流程,彰显人性本性的尊贵、自由、大爱与和平。开辟了“人至上”的新生活文化典范。
3、大仁顾拜,融合了“入世”与“出世”的文化精髓。实现了体验人与各界宗祖、人与天地、人与万物自然一体和谐、圆容美好的真实境界。
4、大仁顾拜,不限顾拜者的种族、出生、民族背景、宗教信仰或政治主张,帮助表达所有人性中对生命的敬重,爱与包容。
5、大仁顾拜,是由刘郑师上开创,并与各界认同大仁“人至上”的亲友,共同实践而不断升华完善的大仁特色典礼。

大仁顾拜仪式通常由五个部分组成:

1、“尊人登门”。
包括起身、列队、端目、举仪、登门等丰富步骤。顾拜司仪全程协助顾拜者完成行礼,使顾拜者获得最祥和如意的表达。
2、“仁堂顾拜”。
完成“登门”礼后,进行“仁堂顾拜”。顾拜堂中通常设有顾拜台、顾拜词、香炉、烛台、鲜花水果等。主、副司仪全程协助顾拜者完成诵顾拜词、敬茶、升词等所有行礼环节。
3、“大仁吟诵”。
通过大仁吟诵,领悟“人与人性”的尊贵,此时更能体验人与天地自然、人与宗亲、人与万物生灵的一体圆容,获得人性境界的升华。
4、“心声同唱”。
歌唱大仁歌曲,寄情于乐。跟随“人至上”的幸福旋律,畅叙内心尊人思亲的衷心祝福与浓浓眷念。
5、“思乡茶点”。
歌唱完成后,可以品尝糖、点,同时欢迎顾拜者自带家乡特色点心与大家分享。此时大仁顾拜仪式圆满完成,大家可在顾拜堂前合影留念。
大仁顾拜时长一般为1-1.5小时。顾拜者通常着正装参与顾拜。顾拜堂根据大仁顾拜特色,为顾拜者配备顾拜徽章(或适时配以更多服饰),以示对各界生命“人性至上”的珍重与敬意。


注:服装避免仅有黑白色,需要免冠,其他色系不限。

【An Introduction to Daren Gubai】

Daren Gubai is a cultural ceremony to respect people, honour ancestors and harmonize the world with the core value of “Human Supremacy”. In the humane and solemn hall, Daren Gubai can help people express deep remembrance and respect for their ancestors and heavenly lives with the most peaceful mind and wishful forms of reverence. Daren Gubai is an epitome of people witnessing humanity and the culture of the new era of returning to “Human Supremacy”. The 22nd of April every year is set as Daren Gubai Day.

The main features of Daren Gubai are as follows:

1. Daren Gubai is a modern humanistic ceremony that inherits the traditions, centred on “Human Supremacy”, contains and sublimates the natural and harmonious etiquette essence to revere the heaven, the earth and the people in both China (the East) and the West.

2. Daren Gubai is an important part of Daren life. He uses humanized and solemn ritual procedures to highlight the dignity, freedom, great love and peace of human nature, opening up a new model of life and culture of “Human Supremacy”.

3. Daren Gubai integrates the cultural essence of “entering the secular world” and “transcending the secular world”. Realising a true realm of experiencing the unity, harmony and wonderfulness between people and the ancestors in different realms, people and heaven and earth, people and all things in nature.

4. Daren Gubai has no restriction on race, household of birth, ethnic background, religious belief, or political opinions of the reverers, assisting people to express respect, love, and tolerance of lives originated in all human nature.

5. Daren Gubai is a ceremony of Daren characteristics developed by Liu Zheng ShiShang (the Daren Master) and continuously sublimated and perfected through the co-practicing of relatives and friends from all walks of life who recognize “Human Supremacy” of Daren.

Daren Gubai Ceremony usually consists of five parts:

1. “Respecting People and Approaching the Gate”

Including multiple steps such as arising, lining up, upright gazing, saluting, and approaching the gate. The Gubai emcee assists the Gubai participants to complete the saluting throughout the whole process so that the Gubai participants can make the most peaceful and harmonious expression.

2. “Rentang Gubai”

After completing the ritual of “Approaching the Gate” there is “Rentang Gubai”. In the Gubai Hall, there is usually a Gubai table, a Gubai poem, an incense burner, a candelabrum, flowers, and fruits. The Gubai emcee and vice emcee assist the Gubai participants to complete all the salutes including reciting the Gubai Poem, presenting cups of tea, and elevating the poem.

3. “Daren Chanting”.

Comprehending the honour and dignity of “human and humanity” through Daren chanting. In such a moment, people can better experience the unity and harmony between human and nature, people and ancestors, human and all creatures, thus attaining the sublimation of the realms of human nature.

4. “Singing Together by Hearts”

Singing the Daren songs and having sentiments absorbed in the music. Following the merry melody of “Human Supremacy” to express respect for the people and heartfelt blessings to the ancestors and heavenly family with deep remembrance.

5. “Nostalgia Refreshments”.

After singing, people can taste sweets and refreshments. Meanwhile, Gubai participants are welcome to share their hometown special snacks. At this moment, Daren Gubai Ceremony has been successfully completed, and everyone can take a group photo in front of the Gubai Hall.

The duration of Daren Gubai is generally 1 – 1.5 hours. Gubai participants usually wear formal attire to participate in Gubai. In accordance with the characteristics of Daren Gubai, Gubai participants are equipped with Gubai Badges (or wear other additional apparel and accessories in due course) to show the cherishing and respect of “Humanity Supremacy” of the lives in various realms.

Note: Clothing with only black and white colours should be avoided while there is no restriction on other colour schemes. Hats should not be worn.