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How to be a True Buddhist through Observance?
Binara Poya day is the full-moon of September. This holy day celebrates
the inauguration of the Bhikkhuni Sangha by the ordination on this very
day of Queen Mahāpajāpatī, the Buddha's foster-mother and her retinue.
For life details on this excellent woman, who awakened as Arahant Theri:
See:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/maha/mahapajapati_gotami.htm
 




   

 

More on Binara Poya and the initiation of the Bhikkhuni Order:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Binara_Poya_Bhikkhuni.htm



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 and 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 accepts 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 and 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 and all other beings much better than any army! They are the highest
offer one can give in and to this world! So is the start towards
Nibbāna:  The Deathless!
This is the Noble Way to Peace, to Freedom, to Ease, to Happiness, initiated by Morality,
developed further by Dhamma-Study and 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 and country to me or join here.  A public list of this new quite steadily
growing new global Saddhamma-Sangha is set up here!

This New Noble Community of The Buddha's Disciples:

The Saddhamma Sangha:      
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Saddhamma_Sangha.htm


Can quite advantageously be joined by send me an email confirming
the lines above "As long as this life lasts: I hereby..."
to [email protected]


For Details on The Origin of Uposatha Observance Days:     
https://what-buddha-said.net/library/ati_website/html/ptf/dhamma/sila/uposatha.html

 

 

The Buddhist Poya Uposatha Observance Day Calendar is here:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/various/Poya.Uposatha.Observance_days.htm

Binara Poya Day!

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