Thank you Bhante Those photos are phenomenal. Its time like these that I wish i lived in a Buddhist country.
I received a bit of a Vesak Day gift today when I was phoned by a co-practitioner who asked me whether I would like to organise the equipment purchases here in Tasmania for our local centre. Since moving here, and apart from the little I do here, I have missed the opportunity to serve others in the Dhamma.
I hope you get plenty of rest soon Venerable! Metta
...he wondered whether there was any love between human beings that did not rest upon some sort of self-delusion.
My Vesak Day was a little more low key... 7 precepts, reading some of the Mindfulness In Plain English PDF you sent me, and reading a Dhamma talk from Ajahn Lee.
And now that it's tomorrow, I just finished eating the piece of cake I didn't have for dinner last night.
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding: Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)
'We should not congratulate someone on the success of their misdeeds, but on the contrary should endeavour to advise him or her to lead a more skilful and wholesome life. If such advice is ignored then we can only give up and let go' - Phra Panyapatipo
Yup folks, it's that time of the thrice auspicious and blessed occasion of Vesak Day, 24th May 2013. A time for Uposatha, dana, sila, bhavana May all be well and happy
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing, it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction. What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One. If this single thing is recollected and made much, it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction. Anguttara-Nikaya: Ekanipata: Ekadhammapali: Pañhamavagga WBBTBHTHBMACMy Page