The Ceremony offering Kathina
at Wat BuddhaLaVarn "First time"
The function of human beings kamma
For example, our Lord Buddha had found the way for all world beings to escape from suffering. Lord Buddha had set an example for Dharma seekers to follow. Prince Siddharta becoming the Buddha was 2539 Buddhist years or 1976 years ago. But this was still echoing to almost every corner around the world. The world as aforementions consists of five worlds which are;
- Brahma World
- Deva World
- Naga World (underwater world)
- Human beings World
- Yomma World (hell)
- Nibana World (special world)
Today Buddhist religion and Dharma techings are still echoing worldwide. All recognize and respect Lord Buddha as their supreme teacher who attained enlightenment by himself.
As time has passed by, Buddhism is still in Dharma practice. One of the most important factors is knowledge. What is knowledge? To gain knowledge about breathing which prince Siddharta did for six years. This was described in Buddha Pali as Pananusati and there are million types of breathing.
Teaching principles of the two worlds;
At this point I would like to bring your attention to the teaching principles of the Lokiya and LokuttaraDharma world. Hence you can understand the true teaching principles of these two worlds. For unknown reasons, no matter how much we learn from the Lokiya world. We only learn to take. We take endlessly. This action is adding to the decline of the outside world. This is the main cause of suffering we have experienced while we are seeking the knowledge that we have gathered to combat suffering. An example, if you burn yourself with hot water, you can not reduce the pain with more hot water. But you have to seek another form of cure. This is related to our suffering. We need to look beyond the pain and torment to find the knowledge that will stop the burning. To find out knowledge we come to Lukkutara Dharma world which is the Buddhist world.
Before becoming a monk, you have to come into the Lokuttara Dharma world and start learning Dharma. You stay at this level as a novice until the age of 21. You are ordained and become a Buddhist monk. After that if you would like to be out the priesthood, you have to disrobe or it is called "going out" of the priesthood. At this time your prefix name has to be changed under the regulation of Buddhist 's law.
What is the prefix name after disrobing?
You can not become a monk before your 21st years as the Buddhist 's law stated that you are too young. When you are a novice, after disrobing your prefix name will be changed to "Xeang". For example, if your name is "Mr. One". After being out from the priesthood, you will be named "Xeang One"
Till you are 21 years old, you are ordained as a Buddhist monk. After disrobing, your prefix name will be changed to "Dhit". For example, if your name is "Mr.One". After being out from the priesthood, you will be named as "Dhit One".
In the Buddhism according to the Buddhist 's law, you will be entitled after being ordained as a Buddhist monk. There are five entitled level and one special entitled level.
- "Phra Somdet" : you will be entitled after the first three years of the priesthood.
- "Phra Sa" : you will be entitled after another next three years of the priesthood.
- "Phra Guru" : you will be entitled after another next three years of the priesthood.
- "Phra Luck Kham" : you will be entitled after another next three years of the priesthood.
- "Phra The-ra" : you will be entitled after another next three years of the priesthood.
- "Phra Sangkarat" : (king of the monks) everyone including monks have to offer this title to him
The teaching of our Lord Buddha has 84,000 Phra Dharma Khan. It is the foundation which Lord Buddha had laid down for all of us to follow. There are four noble truths and the Eightfold paths for whichever ways we want to follow. We ourselves can make a decision. To decide, we have to use our wisdom. Our wisdom can be found in breathing which we can use to reduce our sufferings. Reduce suffering does not simply mean hanging the Lord Buddha statues around your neck or sleeping on the Lord Buddha 's Dharma books. These are not the cases. The way to eliminate or reduce suffering is to have faith. Faith in Dharma, goodness. Faith in Anija. It is Dukkha. Dukkha is just like our passing time.