Vesak is the festival day for Buddists to celebrate the birth of Lord Buddha,his attaining Enlightenment and his passing away into Nirvana.
This year Vesak full moon day is on 17th May.
To celebrate Vesak I thought of sharing some thoughts from Lord Buddha.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting
With the thoughts of Lord Buddha ,I wish all a Happy vesak festival!!