Friday, 1 June 2007

Vesak Day - Holy shower for Buddha



When one shower the Buddha, he/she is renewing a vow to "live as buddha taught". In return, participant may receive such Karmic merits as longevity, happiness and prosperity for themselves and all sentient beings.

The shower itself pays respect to the Buddha in a symbolic reenactment of the heavenly shower of nectar that fell at the time of his birth. It’s also serves as a reminder to us to use Buddha’s teaching to cleanse our minds and cultivate wisdom, to work for the benefit of society and the relief of all suffering.

It is a blessing for oneself to shower Buddha with water and flowers. One thing I learnt, that is use both hands and shower the Buddha from his right."

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