Māgha Pūjā: 9 Feb 2009

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Māgha Pūjā: 9 Feb 2009

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:26 am

Magha Puja (usually in February)
This day, sometimes called "Sangha Day," commemorates the spontaneous assembly of 1,250 arahants in the Buddha's presence. One thousand of the gathered monks had previously achieved Awakening upon hearing the Buddha's delivery of the Fire Sermon; the remaining 250 were followers of the elder monks Ven. Moggallana and Ven. Sariputta. To mark this auspicious gathering, the Buddha delivered the Ovada-Patimokkha Gatha, a summary of the main points of the Dhamma, which the Buddha gave to the assembly before sending them out to proclaim the doctrine.
-- http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dham ... html#magha


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Ovāda-pāṭimokkha Gāthā

Khantī paramaṃ tapo tītikkhā
Nibbānaṃ paramaṃ vadanti buddhā,
Na hi pabbajito parūpaghātī
Samaṇo hoti paraṃ viheṭhayanto


Patient forbearance is the foremost austerity.
Liberation is foremost: that's what the Buddhas say.
He is no monk who injures another;
nor a contemplative, he who mistreats another.

Sabba-pāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
Kusalassūpasampadā,
Sacitta-pariyodapanaṃ:
Etaṃ buddhāna-sāsanaṃ.


The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.

Anūpavādo anūpaghāto
Pāṭimokkhe ca saṃvaro
Mattaññutā ca bhattasmiṃ
Pantañca sayan'āsanaṃ.
Adhicitte ca āyogo:
Etaṃ buddhāna-sāsananti.


Not disparaging, not injuring,
Restraint in line with the monastic code,
Moderation in food,
Dwelling in seclusion,
Commitment to the heightened mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.

-- http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... html#ovada


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Re: Māgha Pūjā: 9 Feb 2009

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:28 pm

Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu :bow: :bow: :bow:
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