Friday, October 30, 2009

What do Buddhist wear?



If you are a traditional Buddhist you generally wear robes. The Sankrit and Pali word foe monastic robes is civara. Wearing a civara is the first of a monk's four traditonal reqiurments. Monks are never to enter a village without wearing all three parts of their robe:
- An inner robe, from the waist to the knee
- An upper robe around the torso and the shoulders
- An outer robe used as and overgarment

Buddhist also wear mala , a bracelet that has 108 beads. The 108 beads on the mala repersents the 108 human passions that Avalokiteshvara assured when telling the beads. They also have 3 extra beads on the mala to repersent the completion of a cycle of mantras. The 3 extra bead also symbolize the Three Jewels of Buddhism: the buddha, the dharma and the sangha. The hidden string that passed through all the beads symbolized the penetrating power of the Buddhas.
A mala is usally worn as bracelets but preist generally wear them as long necklaces.



9 comments:

  1. what do they actually wear on there body ?? :S

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  2. They wear the orange robes that are in the picture above :)

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  3. I wanna become a buddhist but I know I won't wear them clothes...
    Is it okay not to wear them clothes?
    Or
    Do you have to to show your religion?

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    1. no you dont have to wear one, buddhism is more a way of life than religions as most know them, you can be compleatly athiest or worship god and still be a buhddist. the buddhas were teachers who taught people how to be happy they didnt hold biased towards people for how they dress or there other belifes so no you dont have to show your religion, just do what makes you happy :)

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    2. no you dont have to wear one, buddhism is more a way of life than religions as most know them, you can be compleatly athiest or worship god and still be a buhddist. the buddhas were teachers who taught people how to be happy they didnt hold biased towards people for how they dress or there other belifes so no you dont have to show your religion, just do what makes you happy :)

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    3. no you dont have to wear one, buddhism is more a way of life than religions as most know them, you can be compleatly athiest or worship god and still be a buhddist. the buddhas were teachers who taught people how to be happy they didnt hold biased towards people for how they dress or there other belifes so no you dont have to show your religion, just do what makes you happy :)

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