Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Wesak

(My favourite painting by a Burmese artist)

To-day is the full moon day of the month of Vesakha which corresponds with the month of May.

It is Wesak Day, the day The Buddha was born, attained enlightenment, and the day he passed away.

Buddhists observe this day with gratitude to the Buddha for what he had taught them:

To live in peace with oneself, with the society and with nature.

Today is a special day for us to reflect on how much we have been successful in cultivating virtues in our lives.  It is a long journey, but we shall "strive on with diligence" as advised by the Buddha before he passed away.


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