be a Real True Buddhist through Observance?
This Esala Poya day is the full-moon of July, which is
noteworthy since on this celebrated day:
Buddha preached his First Sermon: The
2: The Bodhisatta was conceived in
Maya, who dreamt a white elephant entered her side.
3: The Blessed Buddha made the
from the world at the age of 29 years.
4: The Blessed Buddha performed the Twin Miracle (yamaka-patihariya)
of dual appearance.
Blessed Buddha explained the
Abhi-Dhamma in the
heaven to his mother.
Arittha at Anuradhapura, under Arahat
on Sri Lanka.
of the celebrated
and enshrinement of relics by
8: The next day the yearly 3 months rains retreat (vassa) of Buddhist
The Buddha performing the
Twin Miracle of simultaneously producing water
and flames from his body.
On such Uposatha Observance days:
Lay Buddhist simply joins the
like this: 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 in front of the heart,
one recite these memorized lines in a loud, calm
and steady voice:
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
Jewels the rest of my life!
I accept to respect and undertake these 5 training rules:
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Killing.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Stealing.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Sexual Abuse.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Dishonesty.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Alcohol
As long as this life lasts, I am thus protected by these 5 precepts...
Queen Maya who
dreamt a white elephant entered her side when the Bodhisatta was
one keeps and protects these sacred vows better than one's own
and children!, since they protect you and all other beings much better
than any army! They are the highest offer one can give in
and to this world!
This is the very start on the path towards
Nibbāna -the Deathless Element-
This is the Noble Way to Peace, to Freedom, to Bliss, initiated by
developed further by
and fulfilled by training of
Today indeed is
Uposatha or observance day, where any lay Buddhist
normally keeps the
from sunrise until the next dawn...
If any wish an official recognition by the Bhikkhu-Sangha, they may simply
email the lines starting with "I..." signed with name, date, town
[email protected] or join
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your journey hereby be eased, light, swift and sweet. Never give up !