Monks: What is the purpose of wearing the Kashya/Kasaya?

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Monks: What is the purpose of wearing the Kashya/Kasaya?

Postby Buddhist Prime » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:29 pm

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Re: Monks: What is the purpose of wearing the Kashya/Kasaya?

Postby cooran » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:29 am

Hello BP, all,

This might be of assistance:

Kasaya (clothing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasaya_(clothing)

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Re: Monks: What is the purpose of wearing the Kashya/Kasaya?

Postby appicchato » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:15 pm

After scratching my head for several moments, and looking at Chris's link, it (to me) refers to the outer robe a monk wears...in Thailand the Pali has been (what's the word?...you know it, but I shouldn't say it) to 'Jivon' (Gee-vaughn)...

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Re: Monks: What is the purpose of wearing the Kashya/Kasaya?

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:30 pm

it is the banner of the Arahants and enables them to be devine messengers (the messenger of the path the fourth the Buddha encountered as a Prince before he left the household life).
It also physically embodies the homeless life, making a separation between spiritual seeker and those living the life of the householder.
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Re: Monks: What is the purpose of wearing the Kashya/Kasaya?

Postby cooran » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:23 pm

Hello all,

Another link:

The Tradition of the Buddha's Robe
http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma10/robe.html

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