Finding the right words to show reverence to our teachers
This post is the beginning of several over the next while that, will show how we can express our reverence or devotion to the Buddha. These are applicable at home in front of our home altar, at a temple or Wat, or when we need comforting during times of trouble. if a couple or family who are all Buddhists, and not of different faiths, visit a Temple or Wat, they should do so together, not have one enter while the others stand at the entrance. Visiting a Temple or Wat should not only be done when on Special days or when we are in dire circumstances. Rather it should be part of our lives, done as a family, as this will strengthen the bonds between family members, helping to remind each, they are part of the family, not just individuals. Regular practice of Buddhist rituals, reminds us of the teaching that provide us with the guidance to lead more productive and fulfilling lives. It is when we learn, accept and put into practice the teachings that we and all beings around us benefit. Just as a Christian appeals to God for blessings, or any other religion to its Deity(s), so a Buddhist will appeal to Buddha for the teachings that will bless them with the knowledge of how to handle a situation.