Re: Questions about Thailand
- From: Nick <nicknomail@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 30 Sep 2005 18:54:40 GMT
"Sandy Cruden" <scruden@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
> Nice question Khun Nick
> Aajaan Chintanaa taught me this a long time ago, not sure if I've got
> them right
> The candle mean the clarity and brightness of Buddha's wisdom
> Incense represent truth and the middle path
> The lotus bud represent the impermanent nature of mans existence
> Huay Khwaang
I did find this, i don't know if it compliments on what you wrote as i
don't know much about Buddhism, maybe others can comment.
"Among the flowers can be seen three incense sticks and a candle.
Together with the flowers, they represent the Triple Gem (or ratanatri).
That is the Buddha, his Teaching and the Sangha (the monks)."
"Indeed, the Blessed One is worthy and rightly self-awakened, consummate
in knowledge & conduct, well-gone, an expert with regard to the world,
unexcelled as a trainer for those people fit to be tamed, the Teacher of
divine & human beings, awakened, blessed...
"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One, to be seen here & now,
timeless, inviting verification, pertinent, to be realized by the wise
"The Sangha of the Blessed One's disciples who have practiced well... who
have practiced straight-forwardly... who have practiced methodically...
who have practiced masterfully ? in other words, the four types [of noble
disciples] when taken as pairs, the eight when taken as individual types
? they are the Sangha of the Blessed One's disciples: worthy of gifts,
worthy of hospitality, worthy of offerings, worthy of respect, the
incomparable field of merit for the world."
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