Buddhists worldwide will mark the Birth, Enlightenment and the Passing Away (Maha Parinibbana) of the Buddha. This Thrice Blessed Day is known internationally as Vesak.
Religious coexistence is as important as ethnic harmony, and they are often intertwined. Vesak, just like the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, is an event which strengthens the bonds among various communities. The world has moved on since the days of the Buddha more than 2,600 years ago.
The key to understanding the Buddha’s philosophy is realizing the virtue of getting away from Lobha (Greed), Dosha (Hatred) and Moha (Delusion). These are the evils that keep us in the Samsaric journey. This may seem difficult, but why not strictly adhere at least to the basic Pancha Seela (Five Precepts) at first? This will make a difference to our lives and moral values will emerge naturally.
In this Issue
We are proud to present the creations of Grade 2 students done for the Annual Vesak Card Competition.
This is a weekly project done by the Kindergarten Teachers and Students in collaboration with the Upper School Design Club
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