How to be a True
Buddhist through Observance?
Il Poya day is the
full-moon of November. This sacred day celebrates:
declaration of the next Buddha
2: The sending out in the world of the first 60 missionary
3: The passing away of the
general of the Dhamma:
4: The Buddha's 1st explanation of
More on the Significance
of Il Poya Day:
The Next Buddha Metteyya = Maitreya.
Note the flower in his hand. ;-)
The Friendly One!
More on this
last perfectly self-enlightened one in this universe: Metteyya!
The Coming Buddha: Ariya Metteyya. Sayagyi U Chit Tin:
BPS Wheel 381/383
You can come as you like, but you pay as you go!
On how to
meet Buddha Metteyya in the future:
On such Full-Moon Uposatha Poya Observance days:
Buddhist simply joins the
and undertakes 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 & head touch the floor.
Then, with joined palms at the heart, one recites 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
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
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 & Drugs.
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
eyes and children!, since they protect you & all other beings much
than any army! They are the highest offer one can give in & to
So is the start towards Nibbāna: the Deathless Element!
This is the Noble
Way to Peace, to Freedom, to Ease, to Happiness,
initiated by Morality,
developed further by
fulfilled by training of
Today indeed is
Pooya or Uposatha or observance day, where any lay
Buddhist normally keeps even 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 hereby
..." signed with
name, date, town & country to
join here. A
public list of this new
quite rapidly growing global Saddhamma-Sangha is set up here!
The True Noble Community of Buddha's Disciples: Saddhamma Sangha:
advantageously be Joined Here:
journey hereby be light, swift and sweet. Never give up..
For Details on The Origin of Uposatha Observance Days:
The Buddhist Poya Uposatha Observance Day Calendar is here: