Sayadaw pointed out that there are four type of paying homage, namely
- Paying homage to a person because he is your relative or someone related to you or elders
- Paying homage due to fear or order by the law or regulation
- Paying homage to a teacher or someone that hold that position
- [these three type of paying homage will not be the form of taking refuge as it is not done with understanding]
Therefore, Sayadaw advises members of BMBMC to take refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha systematically so that this action will be beneficial to us such as protection and safety to us.
Incidentally, tonight Dhamma talk will the last one for the year 2010 for Sayadaw U Sumana at BMBMC.
Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu