be a True Buddhist through Observance?
Navam Poya day is the
full-moon of February. This sacred day celebrates the
of the Buddha Gotama's main disciples
On this day Buddha also later decides his
Parinibbāna: The death moment of the Buddha, where he enters
Video on Uposatha
On such Full-Moon Uposatha Poya Observance days:
Any Lay Buddhist simply joins the
and undertakes the Five Precepts
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
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
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 Element! This is the Noble Way to Peace, to Freedom, to Ease,
to Happiness, initiated by
developed further by
by training of
Today indeed is
Pooya or Uposatha or observance day, where any lay
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
signed with name, date, town, and country to
A public list of this new steadily growing global Saddhamma-Sangha is
set up here!
The New Noble Community of Buddha's Disciples: The Saddhamma Sangha:
Can quite advantageously be
May your 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: