Hanzze wrote:Practicing lay people in the Theravada tradition are wearing white clothes. Why do one use white. Fore sure it makes one more aware and also from viewed from an aura perspective (fine substantial) it is beneficial.
Hanzze wrote:But when ever you had experience it by your self you need to violate with the Silas constantly if you like to stay white
I don't understand this comment Hannes.
Hanzze wrote:Where does it come from?
Its mentioned a few times in the suttas where lay people either came to the Buddha wearing white, or possibly, instructed to come to the Buddha dressed in white.
Hanzze wrote:Does it makes sense?
If the symbolism of it (saddha, chandha, devotion, samvega) makes sense to you personally, then why not?
Hanzze wrote:Or is it just another hint to go further?
Maybe for some people they interpret it as empty ritual or cultural accretion.
Its up to you.
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