The Blessed Buddha once said:
The habitual praxis of the observance day endowed with eight
features brings high reward and blessing, & is of sublime dignity
and greatness! And which are these eight features? In this, any
Noble Disciple considers within himself: Throughout their life the
Arahats keep aloof from dance, song,
music, & shows. They reject
garlands, perfumes, ointment, as well as any kind of adornment
and cosmetics. May I also this day & night
avoid all dance, songs,
music, shows, perfumes, jewellery, any adornment and cosmetic!
By that I will follow the track & traits of the perfected Arahats!
I shall then have observed the Uposatha observance day perfectly!
With this seventh praxis is the observance day enriched. Observed
this very way, the observance day endowed with eight features
brings high - even divine - reward & blessing & is of sublime dignity
and immense greatness...