Happy Vesak Day!

May's full moon (Saturday the 13th) is the anniversary of Buddha's enlightenment. Some reading:
...and a quote from The Way to Ultimate Calm by Webu Sayadaw (photos):
"Only when your practice of morality (sila) is perfect can you fulfill your aspirations for awakening."


  1. Hm, you surely mean birthday, yes? Enlightenment is December...

  2. Oops, I just learned that in the Theravadin tradition birthday and enlightenment are celebrated on the same day. Well, happy birthday and vesak day then!!

  3. Buddhism is fascinating. I found myself having a discussion with a lovely woman about her perspectives of feminism working with Buddhism. Had I only knew about Vesak day I would have had one good fact to offer to the discussion.