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United Nations
17 May 2019 | New York | Statement

Secretary-General's message on the Day of Vesak

I extend best wishes to all celebrating Vesak, a sacred occasion to millions around the world.

On this date marking the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha, all of us, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, can reflect on his life and draw inspiration from his teachings.

In a time of growing intolerance and inequality, the Buddha's message of non-violence and service to others is more relevant than ever.

On the Day of Vesak, let us renew our commitment to building a world of peace and dignity for all.

Thank you.

source: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/statement/2019-05-17/secretary-generals-message-the-day-of-vesak-scroll-down-for-french-version

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Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa.
Buddha sāsana.m cira.m ti.t.thatu.