Happy Vesak Day to all Buddhists!
I would also like to extend peace and loving-kindness to everyone in this world and to all beings.
On this special day, we celebrate the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinibbana of Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths:
The way to alleviate the sufferings of birth, old age, sickness and death, through the realization of the causes and abandoning of attachment, aversion and ignorance. By cultivating panna, sila and samathi through the Noble Eightfold Path, we can all realize and awaken to the truth of existence.
This most important teaching helps us to see the Buddha in all sentient beings, and guides us to practice towards Nibbana.
For this we shall pay homage to Lord Buddha:
Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambuddhassa
(Homage to the Blessed One, the Exalted One, the Fully Enlightened One)
May all beings be well, peaceful and happy!
Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!