be a True Buddhist through Observance?
Medin Poya day is the
full-moon of March. This holy day celebrates
visits his parental home after his supreme Enlightenment, and ordains his son prince
and also his half-brother
This day is also called:
The Sangha Day,
since on this full-moon 1250 Arahants spontaneously assembled around the Buddha
without any invitation.
Buddha then spoke the famous
Ovada Patimokkha core teaching!
On such Full-Moon Uposatha Poya Observance days:
Any Lay Buddhist simply join the
and undertakes the Five Precepts
Newly bathed, shaved, white-clothed, with clean bare feet, one kneels at a shrine with a
Buddha-statue, and bows first three times, so that feet, hands, elbows, knees
and head touch
the floor. Then, with joined palms at the heart, one recites these memorized lines
in a loud,
calm and steady voice like this
As long as this life lasts:
I hereby take refuge in the Buddha.
I hereby take refuge in the Dhamma.
I hereby take refuge in the Sangha.
I hereby seek shelter in the Buddha for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Dhamma for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Sangha for the 2nd time.
I hereby request protection from the Buddha for the 3rd time.
I hereby request protection from the Dhamma for the 3rd time.
I hereby request protection from the Sangha for the 3rd time.
I will hereby respect these
the rest of my life!
I accept to respect, keep
and undertake these 5 training rules:
I hereby accept and
undertake the training rule of avoiding all Killing.
I hereby accept and undertake the training rule of avoiding all Stealing.
I hereby accept and undertake the training rule of avoiding all Sexual Abuse.
I hereby accept and undertake the training rule of avoiding all Lying
I hereby accept and undertake the training rule of avoiding all Alcohol
As long as this life lasts, I am thus protected by these 5 precepts...
Then, one keeps and protects
these sacred vows better than one's
own eyes and children!, since they protect you
and all other beings much
better than any army! They are the highest offer one can give in
this world! The journey towards
Nibbāna: The Deathless is
This is the Noble Way to Absolute Peace, to Complete Freedom, to
developed further by
fulfilled by training of
Today indeed is
Poya or Uposatha or observance day, where any lay
Buddhist normally keeps also the
from sunrise until the
next dawn... If any wish an official recognition by the Bhikkhu-Sangha,
they may simply forward the lines starting with "I
name, date, town, and country to
A public list of this new
quite rapidly growing global web Saddhamma-Sangha is set up here!
The New Noble Community of Buddha's Disciples:
The Saddhamma Sangha:
Can quite advantageously be
May your journey hereby
be light, swift, and sweet. Never give up !
For Details on The Origin of Uposatha Observance Days:
Buddha with his son
Rāhula who also awakened
The Buddhist Poya Uposatha Observance Day Calendar is here: