Aim of this book is to high light the Buddhist Way of Life. Effort is to see, how far and in what ways they can help to overcome our modern day problems. Happy events such as birth and marriage, and sad occasions like sickness and death in person’s existence very often necessitate the observance of certain rites, which have been performed in ever society from time immemorial. Such rites, which originated even long before the various major world religions became established, have been handed down by our forefathers, and in the passage of time, have gradually assumed the form of traditional customary practices until the present day.
This book presents in a simple and understandable manner the various rites which could be performed by Buddhists on happy and sad occasions in their lives. It is hoped that they will make efforts to understand them and practice them when the occasion arises. By so doing, they will not only attain satisfaction and a sense of security in the knowledge that they are performing proper Buddhist rites, but also help to enhance the image of their own religion in the eyes of others.