BUDDHA POORNIMA CELEBRATION
Today is Vaisakha Pournami, the day that marks the birth, enlightenment and Nirvana of Lord Buddha. Celebrating the holy occasion, devotees from Region 4 & 5 of Sri Sathya Sai Organisations – Worldwide, comprising of countries Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, China and Taiwan are organizing a three day programme here in Prasanthi Nilayam. The theme for the year is "The Master Lives On..."
Today, being the second day of the three day celebrations, the programme commenced with light the lamp followed Veda chanting by the devotees from the region. A welcome speech by Regional Chairman Dr V K Raveendran followed, who in brief explained the import of the celebrations. A couple of speeches followed, first by Dr Praneth from Sri Lanka followed by Brother Billy Fong from Malaysia. Dr Praneth, a exponet of Buddhist teachings spoke of Buddism in detail with reference to Bhagawan's teachings, explaining the Eight Fold Path pronounced by Lord Buddha. Brother Billy Fong, Central Coordinator, Malaysia spoke of Bhagawan and the supreme importance of carrying out Sadhana at individual, family and societal level as per the Organization charter.
International Bhajans continued that ended with Mangala Arathi at 1900 hrs.
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust