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UN Observances | Vesak Day | 26 May 2021

United Nations Vesak Day Observance 2021

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the Day of Vesak, observed on 26 May 2021:

I send my warmest greetings to Buddhists all over the world on Vesak, when we honour the birth, enlightenment and passing of Lord Buddha. Today, we recognize the contributions Buddhism has made to human spirituality and culture for more than two and a half millennia.

All of us, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, can find inspiration in the Buddha’s message of honesty, compassion and respect for all living things. As we face the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clearer than ever that humility and deep empathy are essential to our wellbeing and that of our planet.

On this Day of Vesak, let’s resolve to build lives of peace and dignity for all on a healthy planet.

source: https://www.un.org/en/observances/vesak-day/messages

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