Happy Vesak Day to all Buddhists.
Wesak Day is the day that all Buddhists in the world celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha. It is also the day when Siddhartha Gautama gave up his wealth and left his palace as he was concerned about the sufferings of common people and thereafter to preach Buddhism to the world. The name Buddha means “the one who is fully awake”.
May yours truly wish all Buddhists a very happy and festive Vesak Day. May Wesak Day brings all Malaysians peace and stability. Most of all, less politicking and let us all move forward to nation building. The Rakyat have spoken during PRU-13 and it is now the time for all Malaysians to discard our differences and make Malaysia a great nation.
For the non-Buddhist Malaysians, yours truly wish you all and your families a happy holiday.
Yours truly would like to share those beautiful and meaningful pictures that tell many stories for all of us to learn to live in peace so that we can build a better Malaysia for our next generations.
- A meaningful picture of an Indonesian muslim woman with Buddhist followers release a lantern into the air at the Borobudur temple during Vesak Day. This scene was taken in Magelang, Indonesia. Picture by Ulet Ifansasti
Buddhist monks attend a Vesak Day ceremony at Dharmakaya Temple in Pathum Thani province, outskirt of Bangkok, Thailand. Picture by Damir Sagoli.
Buddhists carry candles while encircling a large Buddha statue during Vesak Day, an annual celebration of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death, at a temple in Nakhon Pathom province on the outskirts of Bangkok. Picture by Chaiwat Subprasom.
Thousands of Buddhist monks walk among believers during an alms offering ceremony in Bangkok’s shopping district. Picture by Damir Sagolj.
A Buddhist devotee gives a donation to Buddhists monks ahead of a Vesak Day procession in Magelang, central Java. Buddhists in Indonesia will celebrate Vesak Day to honor the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Picture by Dwi Oblo.
A Buddhist devotee light candles at the Borobudur temple during Vesak Day. Picture by Ulet Ifansasti.
- A Buddhist monk prays at Borobudur temple on Vesak Day at the Borobudur Mahayana Buddhist monument. Picture by Ulet Ifansasti.