As Buddha’s Birthday is coming up (5/8/2022), we will have a place for visitors to bathe the Buddha. We will scoop water to bathe Buddha’s left shoulder, vowing “May i do good deeds”, second scoop of water to bathe Buddha’s right shoulder, vowing “May I speak good words”, third scoop of water to bathe the Buddha’s left shoulder, vowing “May I think good thoughts.
“You can try out our virtual bathing of Buddha using the below link: http://online.fgs.org.tw/buddhasbirthday/index.html
- I vow to do good dees.
- I vow to speak good words.
- I vow to think good thoughts.
After the death of the Buddha, it became a tradition of bathe the statue of a little Buddha to commemorate His birth. Besides symbolising inner purification, it is believed that the act of bathing the Buddha can help with the purgation of our sins.