Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths - what can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Post by unspoken » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:25 pm

Do the Theravada context mention anything about Śarīra? I see quite amount of people in Asia do recognize it and think it's some good luck charm to them, some take it as something that protects one from harm and evil spirits.

The Pureland Buddhism do mention it as some highly attained monks will have Śarīra(s) in the cremated ashes of the body.

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Re: Śarīra

Post by cooran » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:56 pm

Hello unspoken,

A couple of links --

Sarira of Theravada Monks
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8860" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thoughts on sarira or relics....
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8860" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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