Friday, May 5, 2017

Happy Vesak Day, May 10th

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The JCU Library would like to wish all staff and students a happy Vesak day. Informally known as "Budda's Birthday" Vesakday is the day of the full moon in the month of May, this year Vesak falls on May 10.

Vesak is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world. It was on the Day of Vesak two and a half millennia ago, in the year 623 B.C., that the Buddha was born. It was also on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha attained enlightenment, and it was on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha in his eightieth year passed away.

"For Buddhist everywhere it is indeed a felicitous opportunity, while commemorating the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Guatama Buddha, to celebrate his message of compassion and devotion to the service of humanity. This message is today perhaps more relevant than ever before.
Peace, understanding and a vision of humanity that supersedes national and other international differences are essential if we are to cope with the complexities of the nuclear age"

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