Lord Buddha’s message of unity, service to others is extra necessary as we speak as humanity suffers from the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s only by working collectively that nations can cease the unfold, recuperate from the lethal coronavirus, the UN chief stated in his message for the Day of Vesak.
Vesak marks the start, enlightenment, and demise of Gautama Buddha. It’s the most sacred day to tens of millions of Buddhists around the globe.
“As we honour the start, enlightenment, and passing of Lord Buddha, we will all be impressed by his teachings. And because the human household suffers the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re reminded of the sutra: ”As a result of all residing beings are topic to sickness, I’m in poor health as effectively”,” Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres stated in a message for the Day of Vesak, noticed on Could 7.
Antonio Guterres stated Buddha’s timeless message of unity and repair to others is extra necessary than ever.
“It’s only collectively that we are going to cease the unfold of the coronavirus and recuperate,” Antonio Guterres stated.
As tens of millions of Buddhists around the globe rejoice the sacred event of Vesak, the UN chief referred to as on all nations to rejoice Lord Buddha’s knowledge by taking motion for others with compassion and solidarity, “and by renewing our dedication to construct a peaceable world.”
Vesak is the Day of the Full Moon within the month of Could.
It was on the Day of Vesak two and a half millennia in the past, within the 12 months 623 B.C., that the Buddha was born. On this present day, Buddha attained enlightenment and handed away in his 80th 12 months.
In 1999, the UN Common Meeting adopted a decision through which it recognised the Worldwide Day to acknowledge the contribution that Buddhism, one of many oldest religions on the planet, has made for over two and a half millennia and continues to make to the spirituality of humanity.