Vesak is celebrated to commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and great demise of the great wise man known as the Buddha. Even after 2500 years since the Buddha’s great demise, the word “Buddha” has taken on various definitions, which has sometimes hindered the understanding of his teachings. The Buddha was a resident of Magadha, where the language was Pali. His Dhamma was preached in Pali and was also recorded verbally in Sanskrit. Over time, Buddhism evolved into two traditions, Theravada and Mahayana, influenced by socio-cultural aspects.

Buddhist brotherhood aims to unite all Buddhist traditions worldwide, as they all follow the same Dhamma preached by the same teacher. Despite differences, these traditions share a common foundation in the Buddha’s teachings. Let us come together and walk the path taught by our great teacher.

Happy Vesak!

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