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The Bon Festival in Japan

In the eighth Sutta of Satipatthana Canute argues that when a monk with a silly.

Buddhist painting has acquired in many countries of Asia holidays of commemoration. This is the Zhongyuan festival in China, one of the three big holidays of the year in remembrance. Its culmination is in the middle of the seventh month of the traditional lunar calendar.

It is believed that during this month opened the gates of the abode of the dead, and its inhabitants are free to get into the world of the living. According to popular belief, the origin of the holiday was associated with the Buddhist Holy named Mulian. After his mother’s death like hungry demons, because you ate meat and refused to repent of their deeds. A loving and devoted son descended into the underworld, found his mother and tried to feed her. But any food in her mouth turned into a burning coal. Then the Buddha advised Mullany in the middle of the seventh month to present a Buddhist community generous gifts.

He did just that. Together, the monks offered prayers to the gods, and mother Mulana got rid of a hell of torment. Since then though Buddhists began to make and every year this ritual. According to experts, this Buddhist holiday is superimposed on the ancient tradition of ecstatic communion with the dead, whom living has long been perceived as guardians and protectors Continue reading

Customs and traditions

Interesting facts

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Chinese food: a delicious tradition

some interesting and simple recipes

Chinese cuisine is not only delicious and healthy, today is the present trend of cooking. And if still to recall that at the meeting of the New year, many have not only chosen an outfit, but the menu will be in accordance with the symbols of the year, which is also “native to China”.

Halloween: day of superstition!

On the eve of all saints Day writer Olga Volodarskaya

In omens I don’t believe. Especially in bad. That is, women with empty buckets and black cats don’t scare me. And some dreams I’m afraid. You know, they are the harbingers of diseases or quarrels. Already checked!

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The Secret of Japanese centenarians
Residents of Japan life expectancy today came in first place in the world. What is the secret of their longevity? Serious long-term studies conducted by Professor of Kyoto University Yukio…

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In South Korea for a holiday
Once South and North Korea were one country. But one day went their separate ways. Since then, North Korea is visited by only the most intrepid tourists, but South has…

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Traditional desserts with an Asian note
New pastry chef Magomed Babaev SEIJIGROUP came up with paradoxical collection of desserts for restaurants and GINKGO SEIJI This fall the menu of pan-Asian restaurant GINKGO and Japanese restaurant SEIJI…

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