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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Buddha purnima

      Buddha purnima is also known as Buddha jayanti.This day symbolises the three important events in the life of Gautama Buddha.On this very day Siddhartha was born to King Suddhodana.On this auspicious  day Siddharatha transformed into Buddha with attainment of Enlightenment under the Bodhi tree.At the age of 80 years Buddha left his body to attain nirvana on this day only.That is why,this day which comes on full moon of Vaiskh month holds a special place in hearts of buddhists.

     The day is celebrated with love and kindness remembering the teachings of buddha and people organise feasts to spread love in the community.The message of buddha is clear follow the three gems that is,Buddha ,Dhamma and Sangha.The way to life is through the eight fold path shown by Buddha.It starts with
1. Right view 2. Right thought 3.Right speech 4. Right conduct 5. Right livelihood  6.Right effort 7. Right concentration 8. Right mindfulness.

Buddha purnima reminds us of the five moral percepts that is not to lie,not to steal,not to harm a living thing,not to indulge in illicit sexual conduct and not to take alcohol or intoxicating drugs.

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1.Eight buddhist path http://buddhawithlove.blogspot.in/2010/09/eight-teaching-of-buddha.html

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3.Buddha story http://buddhawithlove.blogspot.in/2012/03/buddha-story-bulid-your-nest.html

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