På måndag den 22 februari 2016 är enligt buddhistisk tradition Day of miracles. En dag då den goda effekten av ens goda handlingar sägs multipliceras 100 miljoner gånger.
Ven. Thubten Chodron berättar om detta i videon.
Från Savasti Abbeys officiella nyhetsbrev:
"Day of Miracles
a day for creating virtue
Merit created on this day is multiplied
100 million times!
The Day of Miracles is one of the four holy days in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar. It celebrates the time when a group of matted-hair ascetics challenged the Buddha to a contest of miracle powers at Sravasti.
Although the Buddha did not want to show his miraculous powers, as this was the only way to subdue these ascetics and help them to develop faith in the Buddhadharma, he performed magnificent miracles each day for 15 days, outshining all opponents.
As a result, the ascetics as well as a huge assembly of devas and humans adopted the Buddhist doctrine, practiced it, and gained spiritual attainments. Subsequent generations continue to be inspired by the Buddha's demonstration of his extraordinary qualities."