For Buddhists, bathing others is a spiritual action that ensures good fortune in future lives. In the Sutra on Baths and Bathing for the Clergy, the Buddha has much advice for a monk who wishes to gain merit by bathing the Buddha and his disciples in a bath that he has prepared. One of the seven benefits of spiritual baths, the Buddha explains, is that in every life into which you are reborn you will be lovely in form and pure in personFor Buddhists, bathing others is a spiritual action that ensures good fortune in future lives. In the Sutra on Baths and Bathing for the Clergy, the Buddha has much advice for a monk who wishes to gain merit by bathing the Buddha and his disciples in a bath that he has prepared. One of the seven benefits of spiritual baths, the Buddha explains, is that in every life into which you are reborn you will be lovely in form and pure in person.

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