How to be a True Buddhist through Observance?
Il Poya day is the full-moon of November. This sacred day celebrates:
1: The Buddha Gotama‘s declaration of the next Buddha Metteyya.
2: The sending out in the world of the first 60 missionary Arahats.
3: The passing away of the general of the Dhamma: Sariputta.
4: The Buddha’s 1st explanation of Anapanasati Breathing Meditation.
More on the Significance of Il Poya Day:
The Next Buddha Metteyya = Maitreya. Note the flower in his hand. 😉
The next Buddha Metteyya: 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
He says: 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:
Any Lay Buddhist simply joins the Three Refuges and undertakes the
Five Precepts 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 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 Three 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 & 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 own
eyes and children!, since they protect you & all other beings much better
than any army! They are the highest offer one can give in & to this world!
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 Dhamma-Study & fulfilled by training of Meditation…
Today indeed is Pooya or Uposatha or observance day, where any lay
Buddhist normally keeps even the Eight Precepts 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 me or 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:
Can quite advantageously be Joined Here:
May your journey hereby be light, swift and sweet. Never give up..
Bhikkhu Samahita: what.buddha.said
For Details on The Origin of Uposatha Observance Days:
The Buddhist Poya Uposatha Observance Day Calendar is here:
Il Poya: The coming Buddha Metteyya!
Have a nice and Noble day.