Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Remembering Gautam Buddha

Buddha Jayanti-- Gautam Buddha's birthday on full moon day i.e. Purnima पूर्णिमा of 'Vaishakha' वैशाख month is celebrated the world over. Born in a royal family, he denounced the world when he was 29. To seek peace and to get answers to questions about life.

Many of his teachings are as relevant today-- more than 2500 years after his salvation. One quotation which comes to mind is "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think". One of the largest statues of  Buddha is in Bhutan which we photographed in 2012. You can see Neeta, Manik and CP Srivastava at the base of the statue-- looking completely dwarfed! The statue was under construction, that's why the scaffolding.
Ghumakkad presents a PQ- picturesque quote- dedicated to Buddha on Buddha Jayanti 2017.
Another quotation from Budha 'Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without' was featured earlier. The PQ is reproduced below:

Some of the earlier PQs which you may like to browse and use in your writings, talks or presentations are :

Vision is the art of seeing the invisible
Solitude is the place of purification
Life is a reflection of the state of your mind

Buddha also said "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."

Wishing you a life full of peace and happiness.

    - Harsh-the-Ghumakkad/Buddha Purnima 2017/ 10th May

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