Binara Full Moon Poya day Message
Siri Sudassanarama sadaham senasuna
Ven. Dr. Mirisse Dhammika thero
Have you ever given a thought as to how many rainy retreats you have passed in
this life? Have you achieved a satisfactory result in the Noble Path? Up to
which spiritual stage you have reached in the Noble Path of Dhamma."
Binara Full Moon Poya day is the third full moon poya day
in the rainy retreat season (Was Kalaya).
During the rainy retreat season venerable monks mostly
spend their valuable time to develop their morality, concentration and wisdom
whilst lay followers gather merits by taking care of those monks and learning
the Dhamma , dedicating their time to practice the Dhamma preached by the Buddha
. Most of the monks dedicate their time during rainy retreat for the caseation
of definements. During this period they get the chance to be away from normal
chaos and practice the Noble Path taught by the Buddha.
Have you ever given a thought as to how many rainy retreats
you have passed in this life? Have you achieved a satisfactory result in the
Noble Path? Up to which spiritual stage you have reached in the Noble Path of
Dhamma. When think in these lines , it is a must requirement to develop seven
factors of enlightenment (Saptha Bodhi Anga) in order to reach higher spiritual
results. The concentration of the said seven factors of enlightenment is the
utmost important step one should take in reaching at least the sovan hood.
The following Dhammapada stanza helps and guides us to
reach the aforesaid targets in life.
“Kichcho manussa patilabo : Kichchang Machchana Jeewitham
Kichcham Saddhamma Sawanam: Kichcho Buddhanam Uppado”
It is explained by the Buddha that “Being born as a human
is difficult , Having a good life is also difficult , getting the opportunity to
listen to Dhamma preached by the Buddha is rare and the birth of a Buddha is
Thus , we must realize that being a human and having a good
life is a very rare and a very valuable thing. The Buddha has explained that the
Samsarik journey is filled with sorrow and pain and it does not easily reflect
the end. Out of all the births one had been born, mostly they were born in the
four types of hell. Therefore, it is apparent that the rare human life should be
made very useful. Our normal life style evolves around Education, Family Life,
Occupation, Services etc. whilst having a disciplined life. However, the
absolute truth of life as per the principles based on Dhamma it is very much
different to the aforesaid accepted normal life style. The Buddha preached that
everything is based on the theory of cause and effect. When the cause ceases the
effect ceases together with such initial cessation. In other words everything
that has the nature of arising, inherits the nature of passing away. It is
explained in the Dhamma , that everything or every living being inherits the
three signs of existence (Thilakkhana ) namely Impermanency (Anicca),Unsatisfactory
(Dukkha) and Selflessness( Anatta).
The constant practice of the reality of life, as explained
in the aforesaid manner will help one’s mind to be nonattached (viraga) to the
materialistic world. This higher state of mind will help to achieve the utmost
result of caseation of all the definements, being enlightened.
On this Binara full moon poya day may you be determined to
walk the Noble path shown and proven by the Buddha to attain the supreme bliss