The Bathing the Buddha Ritual

The Bathing the Buddha Ritual

To perform the ritual, practitioners first bow to the Buddha and then scoop the scented water and pour it over the statue of infant Prince Siddhartha, and repeat the same process for two more times. Meanwhile, participants chant Shakyamuni Buddha’s name and the Bathing-the-Buddha Gatha, to wish all beings to leave behind afflictive defilements, and soon realize the pure Dharma-body of the Tathagata.

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

Extended Reading

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

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