Hanzze wrote:Does the picture show the different between a sash and a belt (the use is like a belt)?
DAWN wrote:...what is the origin of this color?
appicchato wrote:Hanzze wrote:Does the picture show the different between a sash and a belt (the use is like a belt)?
Your question seems kind of cryptic to me but if I had to guess what you mean I would say yes, the monks pictured are wearing their robes 'hom dong'...
appicchato wrote:DAWN wrote:...what is the origin of this color?
Haven't a clue...in Thailand I've seen at least ten shades of robes, ranging from international orange to the dark brown...the only connection I've heard of concerns the dark brown ones and they're usually associated with forest monks...but not necessarily so...I wear a dark brown robe but live in a town...
Also related is the manner in which robes used to be (and sometimes still are) dyed with the (boiling of the) bark/wood of the jackfruit tree...depending upon the method used different shades of brown will determine the color of the robe...
appicchato wrote:The 'noose and string' is simply a means of keeping the lower parts of the outer robe together...usually (but not necessarily) found on robes of better quality only...and not a requirement...
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:appicchato wrote:The 'noose and string' is simply a means of keeping the lower parts of the outer robe together...usually (but not necessarily) found on robes of better quality only...and not a requirement...
It is required. The reason that the Buddha prescribed the use of the toggle and loop was because at one time when the Venerable Ānanda (IIRC) was walking for alms, the wind opened his robe, exposing his naked upper body. He reported the event to the Buddha who prescribed the use of the loop and toggle.
It is required.
Hanzze wrote:I am not sure, but it seems that there are two general technics to wear the upper robe.
One seems to be used when going outside, turning the short side ends of the fabric into a role and turn it over the left arm over the sholder. The other general used technic which leaves the right sholder free seems to be used when teaching or inside the monastery (away from public).
The secound reqires a belt to close the left body side and hinder the robe lying on the left sholder to fall. Especially the secound technic does not seem very "naturally" to me even it is nice to adjust if one has the nessesary equipments.
The usually use of the "manager - jacket" under the robe might be the reason of usually wearing technics today.
I guess there are serval technics how to prepair the robe. Does somebody have more informations about the wearing of robes?
One more question is about the allowed noose and string on the lower corners of the robe (upper and under robe?). What is it's use? Maybe it indicates a different wearing style.
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