How to be a True Buddhist through Observance?
Binara Poya day is the full-moon of September. This holy day
the inauguration of the
Bhikkhuni Sangha by the ordination on this very
Queen Mahāpajāpatī, the Buddha's foster-mother
and her retinue.
For life details on this excellent woman, who awakened as Arahant Theri:
on Binara Poya and the initiation of the Bhikkhuni Order:
Video on Uposatha Observance:
Audio on Uposatha Observance
On such Full-Moon Uposatha Poya Observance days:
Any Lay Buddhist simply joins the
Three Refuges 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 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
the rest of my
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
As long as this life lasts, I am thus protected by these 5
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,
developed further by
fulfilled by training of
Today indeed is
Pooya or Uposatha or observance day,
where any lay Buddhist normally keeps
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
with name, date, town and country to
me or join
here. A public list of this new
growing new global Saddhamma-Sangha is set up here!
This New Noble Community of The Buddha's Disciples:
The Saddhamma Sangha:
Can quite advantageously be
joined by send me an email confirming
the lines above "As long as this life lasts: I
For Details on The Origin of Uposatha Observance Days:
The Buddhist Poya Uposatha Observance Day Calendar is here: