Published on February 28th, 2019 | by Publisher, Natural Awakenings Central New Jersey0
Sacred Relics of the Buddha Display
Sari, also referred to by their Sanskrit name, Saira, meaning “body”, is a generic term which refers to Buddhist relics. In common usage, it usually denotes a pearl or crystal-like bead-shaped object that is found among the cremated ashes of Spiritual Masters. Soshimsa Zen Center is blesssed to have inherited the sacred relics of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, the sacred relics of one of the Jaeja disciples of the Buddha and the sacred relics of Zen Master and previous Supreme Patiarch of the Taego Order of Korean Buddhism, Master Deok-Ahm Dae Jongsa. Soak up the spiritual power of the Sacred Sari Relics at 11 a.m., on March 17, at Soshimsa Zen Center, in Plainfield.
Sari are believed to emanate or incite blessings and grace within the mind-stream and experience of those connected to them, in addition to warding off evil. Sari are considered relics of significant importance in many sects of Buddhism, as they are said to embody the spiritual knowledge, teachings, realizations and living essence of spiritual masters. They are taken as evidence of the masters’ enlightenment and spiritual purity and deep faith.