Here's wishing all Dharmafarers a Blessed and Happy International Vesak Day in the world celebrated from today onwards until next week
Here's some clips on how Vesak is celebrated worldwide...(some in foreign languages)
Malaysian Vesak 1
Malaysian Vesak 2
Sri Lankan Vesak
Bathing the Buddha on Vesak
Getting High on Vesak
10 Part Vesak Story
May the Thrice Sacred Vesak Day 2009 bring forth the blessings of the Triple Gem on all!
A Chinese Buddhist Buddha Gatha
In Heavens above and all below, the Buddha, incomparable,
In Tenfold Directions' Lands, peerless is He,
All in this world, have I seen, without exception,
Nothing is parallel to the Buddha
Bathing the Buddha Gatha
Now do I bathe all Tathagatas,
Adorned of Pure Wisdom, Storehouse of Merit and Virtue,
May sentient beings of five turbidities steer off defilement,
Together attain the Tathagata’s Pure Dharma Body.
To those recalling the Buddha supreme,
To those recalling the Dhamma sublime,
And to those recalling the Sangha,
No fear, no terror will make them quiver.
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Namo Amitabha Buddha!