Each and Every Festival comes up with discrete specialties and uniqueness. Saga Dawa Festival brings umpteen varieties and noteworthy customs along with it. Here we are showcasing the main highlights of the Buddhist Occasion under headlines.
Tarboche Flagpole: The replacement of the Flag pole on the pinnacle round of the Kailasha Mount is a foremost ritual performed by the Tibetans during Saga-Dawa. The distinguished gigantic pole that reclines on the way of Kailasha round is replaced with religious convention every year. The former frayed flagpole is lugged down and a brand new pole is up-righted in its position. People gather into a crowd for this notable pious event to attach their small prayer flags to the pole in the Kailasha round.
Sojin: The practice of Life-Rescue: Slaughtering and butchering are now become our day- to-day job and every day we are unknowingly and knowingly killing animals like small ants, worms, grasshoppers, crickets, or fish etc.
‘Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages’.
The peerless way to make an offering of life is to save and release the tame and domesticated animals from killing and slaving. Be them in their natural abode and let them sustain their lives peacefully. The social undertaking of giving life to domesticated animals and other creatures is Sojin. Earn goodness through these ethical deeds and spread happiness, amity and ecstasy to all the Homo-Sapiens.
Vegetable-Diet/Abstain: On this propitious festivity, observe a fast or limit yourself for a week with vegan food and cuisines. A person should not consume meat or fish and other animal products for morals and religious purposes. A common tradition can be followed during the month of Saga Dawa or else take an oath of Vegetarianism for a salubrious lifestyle and to avoid health problems.
A contribution to a Dharma organisation: Regional horde organise profuse camps to donate money and other useful items to necessitous. After the donation, one feels immense pleasure by helping poor and poverty- stricken in giving capitals and the services to Dharma centres and other spiritual monasteries. The benefaction can be anything such as: providing a shelter to a homeless, funding a community priest, monk or nun, or financing a Dharma operation or distribution of artefacts and essential items.
Ngari Populace Favoured- Fest: It is exalted as one of the biggest festivals in Ngari area and the Tibetan throng frame this event a renowned one with their immense vivacity and dynamism. The Ngari folks enthusiastically engage themselves in the religious merrymaking and actively participate in various rituals gaieties along with Chinese, Indians, Nepalis peeps.
Observing Precepts: There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it. All religions have some basic guidelines that define about their morality and behaviour. In Buddhism, the most important rules are the Five Precepts and these have been defined by Buddha himself.
1. No Killing- Respect for life
2. No Stealing: Respect for others’ Property
3. No Sexual Misconduct: Respect for our Pure Nature
4. No Lying: Respect for Honesty
5. No Intoxicant: Respect for a Clear Mind.
Let’s Now Read in Detail about each of them.
Wishing you all a blessed Divine Month- “Saga Dawa”.
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