Wedding and wedding in Buddhism

Buddha did not leave accurate tips for marriage. It remains a matter of individual decision of the partners and is intended to serve their happiness – religion does not require formal unions. In his teachings, Buddha only advises that the husband will do the most wisely to remain faithful to one wife, and entanglement in unmarried compounds is the najczęstrzą cause of the fall of Man.

For many centuries, the countries dominating Buddhism evolved, however, the traditions and customs of marriage, even though it remains a secular matter.

The custom dictates that a young boy (or his family), after finding a suitable candidate for himself, sent to her parents a messenger. The most common is a family friend. Sent on the "mission" will take the parents a selection of a gift, consisting traditionally of a white shawl-khada-and a bottle of wine or whiskey. His mission is to respond to the proposal. This visit is named Khachang.

The next step is Nangchang – the official engagement. They may attend a Buddhist lama. However, the youth family play the most important role. On the side of the bride, the negotiations lead mother, aunts and siblings. The bride's side – the whole family. The meeting takes place in the family home of girls. Guests bring plenty of dishes (meat, rice, vegetables) and make them to the mother of the future bride, in gratitude for feeding her breasts in childhood. The family Ustalaja together the date of the wedding, the colour of the costumes and the date of the youth joint residence. Traditionally, in Buddhism, fiances live with each other from engagement.

The wedding takes place at the Registrar's office, after which the young people go to the local temple to receive a blessing from the monks. Often young people light candles and incenses, lay flowers at the Buddha-figure, and collectively recite its teachings. At the end of the blessing, the newlyweds give their parents.

The bride dons a traditional garment called Bakhu, reminiscent of traditional sarong, but long to the earth itself. For this Hanju-embroidered sweatshirt with long sleeves, made mostly from Chinese silk knichen. In some regions, brides also assume a special shawl and headgear, and (depending on the wealth of the family) very rich jewellery-studded with stones kolię and tiara and gold bracelets. Once a traditional outfit was also a suitable shoe, the custom of this jedak is no longer practiced.

The groom also assumes Bakhu, but a shorter and przewiązaną special belt – Lajha. To this intricately decorated headgear.

Wedding Costumes, depending on the country and the region, may be very different typeface, additions and colours. This is seen in pictures – below the Buddhist wedding in Japan, above – in Vietnam. In most places, the preferred colours are hot reds and purples – considered the most suitable for this occasion.

The wedding reception itself depends first and foremost on the young. There are modest family gatherings and decorated weddings with dances and games-there is no rule. The cuisine is depending on the region's customs.

Poland has not signed Concordat with any Buddhist school. The followers of Buddhism are taking a civil vow, and then, if they wish, it is not a religious obligation – they go after the blessing to the lama.