The Benefits of Bathing the Buddha

The Benefits of Bathing the Buddha

1. Attaining the insight of unconditioned Dharma
2. Developing diligence
3. Attaining great wisdom
4. Attaining rebirth as a Wheel-turning King (Skt. chakravarti-raja)
5. Enjoying wealth and prosperity on earth or heavenly realm
6. Having extensive descendants
7. Enjoying longevity without suffering diseases
8. Winning the protection and support from benevolent deities
9. Eventually attaining the supreme Buddhahood

Sutra on the Merit of Bathing the Buddha

Moreover, the benefits of bathing the Buddha as mentioned in the Sutra on the Merit of Bathing the Buddha are as follows:
1. Enjoy wealth, happiness, and extended life-span without illness in the present life
2. Wishes being fulfilled and granted
3. Family, relatives, and friends will enjoy peace and stability.
4. Encountering none of the Eight Difficulties, permanently leaving behind afflictive conditions
5. Not being reborn as a female, while soon attaining realization and enlightenment

Translation: Frances Liu (劉珮如)
Editor: Chang Chiacheng (張家誠)

Extended Reading

The Meaning of Bathing the Buddha
The Bathing the Buddha Ritual
The Legend of Bathing the Buddha
The Origin of Bathing the Buddha

Copyright 2003-2007 Dharma Drum Mountain. All right Reserved. Best Viewed in 1024 x 768