Friday, 10 May 2019

Buddha Purnima (Vesak Day) 2020 in India: Facts, Whatsapp Shareable Quotes & Images


Vesak day which is also known as Buddha Purnima/Jayanti, the largest festival in Buddhist community, will be observed on May 7, 2020. And the significance of this day is very much to the Buddhist people.

Buddha Purnima 2019
Buddha Purnima
Buddha & Purnima, two different words combine as one, where the word “Buddha” refers as enlighten and the “Purnima” refers as the Full moon. The purnima tithi starts at 07:00 on May 07, 2019 & ends at 06:55 on May 08. And there is an important thing you need to know, which is, it is the birth date of Lord Gautama Buddha, his enlightenment, and passing day, all happened on the same day. That’s the reason this day is being celebrated as Buddha jayanti, Vesak day/ Boishakhi purnima throughout the world.

Buddha Purnima: Historical facts

According to Buddhist myth, Lord Buddha as we know him now, previously known as Bodhisattva. After millions of millions years leading life as Bodhisattva he became Buddha in his last circle of life.

Sakyamuni Buddha was born as a prince in the lumbini garden in ancient India more than 2,500 years ago. After realizing the inevitable suffering of all sentient beings, the prince renounced from the worldly life and became a monk vowing to attain the ultimate enlightenment. After six years of diligent cultivation he realized the university and attained supreme enlightenment at the foot of the Bodhi tree in Gaya, India.

Buddha Purnima image - Siddhartha Gautama.
Siddhartha Gautama
Thereafter, known as the “Awakened one” or “Buddha” he traveled far and wide to spread his teachings for 49 years. At the age of 80 on the full moon day of May the Buddha entered the state of Nirvana. Each year during this Vesak day, Buddhists around the world observe the ‘Bating the Buddhist ceremony’ to commemorate the Birth, enlightenment and Nirvana of Sakyamuni Buddha- the great compassionate, enlightened and world-honored teacher of sentient beings.

During the ceremony Buddhists sing the bathing the Buddha :

I now bathe the Tathagata (Buddha)
Purity,wisdom,majesty and ocean of Merit.

May all beings purify themselves from the defilements and attain the Tathagatas pure Dharmakaya.

As we bathe the Buddha, we should remind ourselves to always maintain our pure awareness and cleanse our minds of all impure thoughts. When we have pure awareness, we will have brightness. With brightness we unfold and develop the wisdom to make wise judgment and understand the consequences of our actions and behavior. Thus we will be able to build a blissful family, achieve happiness and lead a fulfilling and meaningful life- a life filled with bliss, wisdom and happiness, not only for ourselves but for others as well.
To the Buddhist community people this purnima is very important. Buddhists observe this day with festive and pleasure through various rituals. Temples are decorated with flowers & colorful papers.

Buddha’s teaching: four noble truths

It's no fun being sick. Getting old is not easy either. Life is full of disappointments. But what can we do? Believe it or not that age-old question was answered 2500 years ago. 

A man named Siddhartha Gautama (later known as Buddha) pondered how to get beyond human suffering. How to be happy and peaceful in the face all the ills thrown at us in life.

The answer he came up with came to be known as The Four Noble Truths. The first truth is-simply the acknowledgement that there is suffering. Everyone gets sick. Everyone gets old. And as another sage once pointed out - You can't always get what you want. The second truth is that the cause of this suffering is not necessarily the events: getting sick, getting old, or dying - or the objects of our desires like nice clothes, a fancy car, lustful encounters, or good food. The cause of our suffering is our craving to have these things. If we don't get them we, become unhappy. Sometimes we even become unhappy when we get these things because then we want even more.

The third truth, believe it or not, is that it is possible to overcome these cravings. When we lose the attachment to these expectations - that we won't get old, that we have to have something - we lose the cause of our suffering. The fourth truth is that the way to accomplish this is by following the Eightfold Path. These four truths are the foundation of Buddhism.
Now let’s talk about Buddha’s Eightfold Path briefly.

Buddha’s Eightfold Path:

We crave things. We have expectations. When we don't get what we want or our expectations aren't met we become unhappy. How do we overcome this?
Buddha suggested that we follow the Eightfold Path. 

Eightfold Path of Buddha
Buddha's Eightfold Path
You can't walk down a path blindfolded. You have to know where you want to go and why you are going there. This is known as wisdom. And so the first two aspects of the Eightfold Path are known as Right View and Right Intention.

To keep you from getting in trouble on the path, you need to know the rules of the road. Using a similar analogy, in the Buddhist view, this would be known as ethical conduct. These guidelines are known as Right Speech, Right Action, and Right Livelihood. If you follow these guidelines you are less likely to run into the problems that might cause unhappiness with disharmony.

And finally you need to develop and maintain your skills so you can navigate the path more easily. In the Buddhist view, this would be known as Concentration. It includes Right Mindfulness, Right Effort, and Right Concentration.


In Buddhism, the Eightfold Path is often symbolized by the Dharma Wheel. Think of it as the wheel to help steer you down the right path, and to avoid cravings, desire, and the things that make you unhappy. And there you have it, the road to happiness, the Eightfold Path. 
  • Right View, 
  • Right Intention, 
  • Right Speech, 
  • Right Action, 
  • Right Livelihood, 
  • Right Effort, 
  • Right Concentration, 
  • Right Mindfulness.

Buddha Purnima 2019 in India:

Buddha Purnima in India will be celebrated with great pleaser and festive mood. It’s one of the largest public holidays in Indian subcontinent. The date of Buddha Purnima in India is 7th May.
Buddha Jayanti 2019


In Buddha jayanti, festive mood goes all around the world. People celebrate this day with respect & fun. Buddhist flags are hoisted in different temple & important places. Different Buddhist temples arrange their own programs, like; donating, providing free foods to the all kinds of people. Also special foods are served on this occasion.

 

Buddha Purnima 2020 Wishing Quotes & Images

As you already know that Buddha Purnima is one of the Largest & greatest festival in Buddhist community. So if you are a Buddhist you can have this Whatsapp sharable Buddha Purnima Quotes & images also.

Buddha Quotes on peace




Buddha quotes on happiness





        "Every morning we are born again.
               What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha



Buddha Quotes on Positive thinking





                         “Happiness will never come to those
                     who fail to appreciate what they already have.”  - Buddha










            "One who acts on truth is happy in this world and beyond".- Buddha




“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.” - Buddha








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