Thanks for the photos bhante.
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.
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)
"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)