morning, on his way from Veluvana to beg for his daily alms
food, the Buddha came across a young man named Sigala. The
man was bowing to the east, south, west and north. Then he
saluted the sky above and the earth below. He finished by
scattering seeds in these six directions. The Buddha asked
him why he did such things. Sigala replied that his father,
before he died, asked him to do this ritual daily, to protect
himself from any evil that might happen to him.