Nah, It’s not Wednesday! it’s Makha Bucha ( Aka’Full Moon of Tabodwe) day. It’s one of the most important days in Buddhist . It’s marks the four auspicious occasions occuring at the Veḷuvana.
1. 1,250 Enlightened disciples came to see the Buddha that evening without being summoned.
2. All of them were Arhantas, Enlightened Ones, and all were ordained by the Buddha himself.
3. The Buddha gave those Arhantas the principles of Buddhism, called ‘The ovadapatimokha’.Those principles are: To cease from all evil, to do what is good and,to cleanse one’s mind
4. It was the full-moon day.
In the morning: Thais usually woke up early in the morning to do meditation, pray and prepared foods for rice offering to monks at near temple.
Late morning: Thais shall walked to temple near their houses to make a merit and determined to do only good karmas during the day
In the afternoon: Monks gave a sermon to Buddhists or Thais can do more meditation.
In the evening: Each temple in Thailand held a candlelight procession called ‘Wian Thian’ (wian mean to circle around and thian mean candle in Thai language). Buddhists held flowers, incense and a lighted candle, the monks and congregation members circumambulate clockwise three times around the Phra Ubosot (ordination hall), Each round for the Three Jewels of Baddish: the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha
It’s quite amazing story, isn’t it? The world always full of amazing experiences await for you to explore. Go out and see the world!
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