Blessed Vesak Day 2012

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Blessed Vesak Day 2012

Postby plwk » Fri May 04, 2012 7:33 am

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Here the Tathagata was born!
This, Ananda, is a place that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence.


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Here the Tathagata became Fully Enlightened in Unsurpassed, Supreme Enlightenment!
This, Ananda, is a place that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence.


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Here the Tathagata passed away into the state of Nibbana in which no element of clinging remains!
This, Ananda, is a place that a pious person should visit and look upon with feelings of reverence.
Mahaparinibbana Sutta

Indeed, the Blessed One is worthy & rightly self-awakened, consummate in knowledge & conduct, well-gone, an expert with regard to the world, unexcelled as a trainer for those people fit to be tamed, the Teacher of divine & human beings, awakened, blessed.

The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One, to be seen here & now, timeless, inviting verification, pertinent, to be realized by the wise for themselves.

The Sangha of the Blessed One's Disciples who have practiced well ... who have practiced straight-forwardly... who have practiced methodically... who have practiced masterfully — in other words, the four types of noble disciples when taken as pairs, the eight when taken as individual types — they are the Sangha of the Blessed One's disciples: worthy of gifts, worthy of hospitality, worthy of offerings, worthy of respect, the unexcelled field of merit for the world.

Dhajagga Sutta

For those unfamiliar with Vesak Day, refer 1 2

China/HK/TW were the earliest I think to have celebrated Vesak Day last Saturday, 28th April alongside the Chinese Mahayana liturgical celebration of the Buddha's Nativity.

May the thrice auspicious day of the Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment & Great Parinirvana be a blessing and hope to all sentient beings, remembering especially those who are sick, poor, suffering and afflicted :namaste:
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