What aura?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.
I don't understand this comment Hannes.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
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:Where does it come from?
If the symbolism of it (saddha, chandha, devotion, samvega) makes sense to you personally, then why not?Hanzze wrote:Does it makes sense?
Maybe for some people they interpret it as empty ritual or cultural accretion.Hanzze wrote:Or is it just another hint to go further?
Hanzze wrote:Dear Ben,
one experience a different feeling while wearing white. Others are also taking a different notice from somebody wearing white.
If you had wear white, you would know that it is very difficult to keep it clean and to wash it. If you try to not harm (by destroying life in the water - many precepts for monks refer to this danger) it is difficult with white. Also to produce white is less times harmless.
Further it will hinder one to make worldly tasks. Even cooking or making firewood or sit down on the ground is complicate.
With white closes one needs to be more aware than in saffron clothes.
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