There is no specific prescription for what Buddhists should wear, although they are referred to as "lay disciples dressed in white" in Odatavasana, A.III,10 and M.I,340. Buddhist monks and nuns, however, are required by tradition to wear naturally dyed robes.Continue Reading
Sources for the robe dyes are limited by the Buddhist scriptures to root, tubers, plants, bark, leaves, flowers and fruits. The most common colors today are saffron and ochre, the latter of which is sourced from the jackfruit's heartwood.
Often forest, or rural, monks will wear ochre while urban monks will wear saffron; however, there is no specific rule guiding this tendency.
The Buddha himself wore a yellow robe, but advised his followers that far more important than their clothing was the quality of their hearts.Learn more about Buddhism
The Buddhists do not believe that the world was created, rather it has simply existed forever and continues to recreate itself. Buddhism teachings state that the world is in a constant state of Samsara, meaning the continued repetition of birth and death.Full Answer >
Buddhist worship takes many forms, but the one constant all Buddhists abide by is a devotion to the Buddha and his teachings, explains the BBC. Buddhists are to be mindfully aware of The Four Noble Truths and the magnitude of good karma. As for traditional temple worship, Buddhists often sit barefoot on the floor and face a statue of the Buddha while praying.Full Answer >
Buddhism has no set dietary laws like those in Judaism or Islam, but some schools of Buddhism discourage followers from eating meat, fish and other animal-derived ingredients. Additionally, some sects of Buddhism in China and Vietnam do not eat garlic, onion or leek.Full Answer >
Buddhist monks and priests wear clothing that varies greatly, ranging from saffron robes that are worn by monks in Sri Lanka and Thailand to headdresses and elaborate robes worn by the Tibetan lama. The clothing worn by monks shares a basic idea and similar origin, making them recognizable as Buddhist robes.Full Answer >