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Saturday, May 09, 2009


Happy Vesak Day to all Buddhist!
On this ceremonious and faith inspiring day, Buddhists around the world will be contemplating on the Buddha, as a mark of respect and adoration.


Vesak day is celebrated by Buddhist from all over the world to commemorate the birth and enlightenment of Guatama Buddha.


It was this strong belief in peace amongst men and goodwill to all that has helped create a better world for most believers, for apart from traditions like prayers, chants - practicing compassion and goodwill (Dharma) are equally important - partly by observing individual restraint through the cotrol of desires ie having vegetarian meals and practising the act of giving to the poor / giving gifts to the needy or old folks homes are also commonly practice.


One of the finer tenets of Buddhism is learning the act of forgiving.

So simple .....yet so difficult !
This writer, for one, belief that the true potrayal of one's self (chracter) is self evident in the way we treat our enemies. Many a wandering thought creeps up and remain in our heads when we are angry and resentful of some perceived bad deeds done against us. I've noticed that though the actual incident may be fleeting / happen some time ago, but by constantly remembering and brooding over that incident we will eventually make a mountain out of a mole hill and later elongate that process longer by planning sweet revenge!


This will eventually make one self very resentful and angry all the time. But funnily , we seem to enjoy feeling Bad ! This is where the act of forgiving becomes harder than one might imagine.


Hopefully, this day of observance will help is to re ignite our way to find inner truth.
ओम। ओम। ओम.


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