Apr 7, 2019

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The extraordinary meaning of the Vesak (Mật nghĩa ngày Phật đản)

The extraordinary meaning of the Vesak (Mật nghĩa ngày Phật đản) The extraordinary meaning of the Vesak During the Vesak season, in any Buddhist sites, there is a familiar image of a baby, whose one hand points up to the sky and the other — down to the ground. Under his feet, lotuses bloom bearing up his heels with not only one but seven blossoms. Around him stand the imperial maids with their palms putting together in solemn reverence. Floating in midair, the gods and the fairies are celebrating his birth. That is the unique site where the Buddha was born, in a human body, at the garden of Lumbini of Kapilavastu, an ancient Indian city from 2500 years ago. That was the Buddha day of birth, and the celebration commemorating this event is called the Vesak. “In above-the-heaven and beneath-the-heaven, the I alone is the honored one.” That depiction of the Buddha’s birth might be visually miraculous, yet it lacks



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