Should Buddhist monks read a passage from Sutta Pitaka when attending to funeral blessings?

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Re: Should Buddhist monks read a passage from Sutta Pitaka when attending to funeral blessings?

Post by Dhammanando » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:50 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:21 pm
Now that is one ornate beer cooler! :)
It wouldn't be very good for that purpose as there is only one opening at the coffin's end. So once you'd drunk the lemonade near the entrance you would have to crawl inside the freezing-cold coffin to reach the bottles further away.

For keeping one's drinks cool a more suitable option would be this coffin with an air-conditioning device embedded in the lid:

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Re: Should Buddhist monks read a passage from Sutta Pitaka when attending to funeral blessings?

Post by WorldTraveller » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:45 pm

SarathW wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:32 am
These days lay people are too busy looking at the smart phone displays, hardly disturbed by a passing preta/ghost. :coffee: :jumping:
I am talking about a group reading.
This can be easily done using a smartphone.
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How about a funeral app to play the required chanting and to transfer relatives' merits--spiritual bitcoins--to the dead fellow's account automatically?
“Do not go by oral tradition, by lineage of teaching, by hearsay, by a canonical tradition, by logical reasoning, by inferential reasoning, by reasoned cogitation, by the acceptance of a view after pondering it, by the seeming competence of a speaker, or because you think: ‘The ascetic is our guru.’”
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Re: Should Buddhist monks read a passage from Sutta Pitaka when attending to funeral blessings?

Post by mikenz66 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:55 pm

Dhammanando wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:12 am
mikenz66 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:13 am
Bhante, is there a typical repertoire for the chants used at Thai ceremonies?
The most widespread practice in Thailand is that each evening four monks will be invited to recite the mātika to each of the seven books of the Abhidhamma Piṭaka while seated beside the coffin, either at the deceased's home or in a special funeral sālā in the local wat. This is usually done each evening for at least three days before the cremation. The Abhidhamma recitation may or may not be accompanied by a sermon by the senior monk present, though it nearly always will be on the day of the cremation. The practice is premised on the popular belief in an intermediate state: the spirit of the deceased is assumed to be still hanging around the body and chanting Abhidhamma encourages it to move on.
Bhante, is this the passages listed here?
Abhidhamma | Higher Dhamma
Dhamma-saṅgaṇī | Classification of Qualities
Vibhaṅga | Analysis
Dhātu-kathā | Dicussion of Properties
Puggala-paññatti | Designation of Individuals
Kathā-vatthu | Debate Topics
Yamaka | Pairs
Mahāpaṭṭhāna | Great Causal Principles
https://www.dhammatalks.org/books/Chant ... n0000.html

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Re: Should Buddhist monks read a passage from Sutta Pitaka when attending to funeral blessings?

Post by Dhammanando » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:10 pm

mikenz66 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:55 pm
Bhante, is this the passages listed here?
Yes. And then on the day of the cremation this one is chanted just before the pyre is lit:

https://www.dhammatalks.org/books/Chant ... n0045.html

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Re: Should Buddhist monks read a passage from Sutta Pitaka when attending to funeral blessings?

Post by mikenz66 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:26 am

Thanks Bhante!

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