A Model of Offering Pangsukula Cloth from The Buddha’s Time to the Modern Time

Nut Channuhong, Montree Sirarojnanan

Abstract


Articles about “ A Model of Offering Pangsukula Cloth from  the Buddha’s Time to the Modern Time”, the aim is to study the form of offering Pangsukula Cloth by separating the contents into two periods , the modern era and the present that there is and how has been changed.
In the modern era, Pangsukula Cloth was a dust fabric that the people left the cemetery, on the midden and in the streets that nobody owns the fabric. When a monk who seeking for the Pangsukula Cloth, he had already been washed , dyed and sewn into a quilt skirt and blanket for a modest retreat following the example of the Buddha had given them . After Buddha had Puttha permission for the monks to get the rich robes from the villagers, the monks had been more convenient and they were also helping the villagers to gain merit from offering Pangsukula Cloth to these priests too.
In the present, Pangsukula Cloth is not a dust cloth towel that he left it as in the modern era, but the fabric is offered to the monks in the various events such as funeral or Buddhist robes. Fabric offering mostly made from stores already. The model of offering Pangsukula Cloth in the modern times is still very close to the modern era. That is, at present, Pangsukula Cloth in the funeral is as the cloth that the monk sought by in the cemetery and Pangsukula Cloth that placed in Phapa or Kathin was like a monk seeking on the branches or in the streets. Moreover,it also has the model of offering the Pangsukula Cloth to the monks who practice Thudongkhawat like their first teachers in order to be eliminating refined their sensuality, too.

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Offering Pangsukula Cloth; The Buddha’s Time; Modern Time

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