The Buddhist Channel wishes its readers a blessed Vesakha and Buddha Purnima 2567 BE

The Buddhist Channel, 5 May, 2023

Publication of a special poem dedicated to our readers and all those who profess the Buddhist faith. May we all benefit from our Dharma practice so that all beings shall benefit from our love, kindness and compassion.

A Vesakha and Buddha Purnima to be Cherished

Buddha Era 2567 (2023 CE)

May we cultivate loving and kind thoughts
Towards all sentient beings, far or near; large, medium sized and small; those born and yet to be born

May we cultivate compassion
Through empathy, kindness and skillful actions, we alleviate the suffering of others

May we learn to be joyful
Of others' attainments and achievements

May be learn to stay calm
When trouble strikes us and upon our loved ones

Through mindfulness
May we correct our thoughts, speech and actions

Through concentration
May we overcome our mental disruptions of like, dislike, drowsiness, worries and stupidity

Through wisdom
May we uproot our greed, hatred and ignorance

Through the understanding of Dependent Origination
May we see the inter connectedness of all lives, and value the preciousness of each life, so that we do less harm towards all life and nature that nurtures it

Through seeing that one's self is Non-self
May we embrace the fact that our ego is not there at all, and never was in the first place

Through embracing the reality of Impermanence
May we learn to let go, and don't hang on to pain because things have changed

Through Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
May the Triple Jewel protect us from being ever more lulled into traps of suffering

However we chant...
Namo Tassa Bhagavato, Namo Amituofo, Om Mani Padme Hum...

Always remember
The Buddha only points us to the Path
The Dharma is the Path, and
The Sangha says, come... let's walk this Path together.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

The Buddhist Channel wishes our readers a blessed Vesakha and Buddha Purnima 2567 BE.

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