Magha Puja Day feb. 25
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#1 Feb 24, 2013
Magha Puja day is on Feb 25!
It is also known as the Sangha Day which celebrates the third Jewel of the Holy Triratna.
From Wikipedia :
Māgha Pūjā day marks the four auspicious occasions, which happened nine months after the Enlightenment of the Buddha at Veḷuvana Bamboo Grove, near Rājagaha in Northern India. On that occasion, as recorded in the commentary to the Mahāsamayasutta, DN-Comm 20) four marvellous events occurred:
There were 1,250 Arahata, that came to see the Buddha that evening without any schedule.
All of them were Arhantas, the Enlightened One, and all of them were ordained by the Buddha himself.
The Buddha gave those Arhantas principles of Buddhism, called "The ovadhapatimokha". Those principles are:- To cease from all evil,- To do what is good,- To cleanse one's mind;
it was the full-moon day.
The Buddha gave an important teaching to the assembled monks on that day 2,500 years ago called the 'Ovādapātimo kha' which laid down the principles of the Buddhist teachings. In Thailand, this teaching has been dubbed the 'Heart of Buddhism'.
#2 Feb 26, 2013
Happy Magha Puja!
#3 Feb 26, 2013
I hope you had a wonderful Magha Puja!
Here are some beautiful pictures from Thai celebrations:
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