Monday, 4 May 2009

Message from the PM on the Occasion of Wesak

I just received this email from Jenny who is a member of the Cowes Mahasandhi Tibetan Buddhist group.

Gordon Brown has sent a message to Buddhists in Britain as they celebrate Wesak, the festival
marking the Buddha’s birthday.

He said that everyone could learn from the Buddhist philosophy and should reflect on the contribution the religion has made to society.
The PM said:

“I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Wesak. Britain’s Buddhists will join with others around the world to reflect on the birth and enlightenment of Lord Buddha and I wanted to let you know that my thoughts are with you as you celebrate this Buddha Day."

“The Fourth Noble Truths and Noble Eightfold Path have brought so much peace to so many and we can all learn from Buddhist philosophy and the practice of mindfulness."

“Today we should reflect on the great spiritual contribution that Buddhism has made to the world and congratulate Britain’s Buddhists for their vibrant contribution to our national life. Please do pass on my best wishes to your family and friends.”

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