Uposatha Observance Club

Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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Khalil Bodhi
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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:19 pm

Happy Half-Moon Uposatha!

Attana hi katam pipam
attana samkilissati
attana akatam papam
attanava visujjhati
suddhi asuddhi paccattam
nanno annanam visodhaye.


Verse 165: By oneself indeed is evil done and by oneself is one defiled; by oneself is evil not done and by oneself is one purified. Purity and impurity depend entirely on oneself; no one can purify another.
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:54 pm

Full Moon

Apr. 19, Fr


Songkran Festival: the Thai New Year
https://www.asiahighlights.com/thailand ... stival.htm

Next month is the Vesak


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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:44 pm

Happy uposatha!
The Bak Poya day is the full-moon of April. This holy day celebrates that the Buddha
visits Ceylon for the second time to reconcile two local nāga chiefs Mahodara and Cūlodara,
uncle and nephew, who had fallen into war threatening hostility about a jewel-beset throne...
The story shows the Buddha as fine diplomat and is given in full below!

On such Full-Moon Uposatha Poya Observance days:
Any Lay Buddhist simply joins the Three Refuges and undertakes the Five Precepts like this:
Newly bathed, white-clothed, clean bare feet, one kneels at a shrine with a Buddha-statue,
and bows first 3 times, so that feet, hands, elbows, knees and head touch the floor.
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by salayatananirodha » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:48 pm

keeping uposatha today as i have been for about a year and a half
sādhu x3
16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta


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Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:19 pm

salayatananirodha wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:48 pm
keeping uposatha today as i have been for about a year and a half
sādhu x3
Anumodana! :anjali:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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