Day of Miracles

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

All merit accumulated on this day is multiplied 100 million times!

The 15 days before are also especially meritorious, beginning with Losar, Tibetan New Year, on February 21, 2023.

The Day of Miracles is one of the four holy days in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar. It celebrates the time when a group of matted-hair ascetics challenged the Buddha to a contest of miracle powers at Sravasti.

Although the Buddha did not want to show his miraculous powers, as this was the only way to subdue these ascetics and help them to develop faith in the Buddhadharma, he performed magnificent miracles each day for 15 days, outshining all opponents. The whole story is described in this post from 2022.

As a result, the ascetics as well as a huge assembly of devas and humans adopted the Buddhist doctrine, practiced it, and gained spiritual attainments. Subsequent generations continue to be inspired by the Buddha’s demonstration of his extraordinary qualities.

The merit generated during these days is multiplied tremendously in this time. Ven. Sangye Khadro explains in this short video, How to Multiply Your Merit.

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How to celebrate the Day of Miracles and create merit

Think about how the Buddha’s teachings affect your life, rejoice in your fortune, and dedicate the merit for your own awakening and for all sentient beings!