Today is Wesak Poya Day, the day Buddhists all over the world accept as the day in which Lord Buddhas Birth, Enlightenment and Nirvana took place. This day is commemorated, venerated and honoured by all Buddhists.
Lord Buddha’s teachings that help the society to progress include cooperation, working for reconciliation and righteousness. Undoubtedly, most of the virtuous qualities that exist in the Sri Lankan society have been nurtured by His teachings. Buddhism was the base for most of the cultural events in the Sri Lankan society.
Despite discussions taking place regarding Lord Budddha’s philosophy in the present society or it is displayed that it is following His teachings, the rulers not adhering to this philosophy practically is an issue. Buddhism has no place for communalism, religious or cast differences. However, the rulers of the country dwelling on them over and over again for their spurious intentions is an insult for the value of His teachings. Hence, it is necessary that the society rallies along a common objective that is free from those vile exercises and absorb the essence of Buddhist Philosophy to their lives.
The JVP calls upon Buddhists in Sri Lanka and those all over the world to engross in the noble teachings of Lord Buddha and resolve to protect them further.
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna