Buddha Purnima Blessings

“Be calm and move on,” encourages HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji. “Do not react. This is the Buddha’s message.

के पावन अवसर वैश्विक परिवार को संदेश: बुद्ध बने, शुद्ध बने। व्यक्ति का चित्त जब शांत और स्थिर होता है तब उसे सत्य का दर्शन होता है।
बुद्धं शरणं गच्छामि।
धम्मं शरणं गच्छामि।
संघं शरणं गच्छामि।
सत्यं शरणं गच्छामि।

“The Buddha represents fullness. He was born on a full moon. He attained enlightenment on a full moon. He departed his body on a full moon. When we are full inside, then nothing outside can affect us. When we are full inside, then we become unrockable and unshockable. We become shock-proof and rock-proof. It is only when we are empty inside that we react to little things in the outside world.

“The true test of spirituality, the true test of ‘fullness’ is not how nicely and peacefully you can sit in meditation on a deserted mountain. Rather, the true test of spirituality is how calmly and peacefully you can live in the world without being affected by the world. The real test of ‘fullness’ is how you can be unshockable and unrockable by the ups and downs of the world.

“Be calm and move on. Let us take this as our mantra on this day of Buddha Purnima. Let us be filled with spirituality, with God, with love and with piety so that there is no room for us to be affected by little little things.

“Let us realize the true, temporary and illusory nature of the material world, and instead dedicate ourselves to Truth, to God, and to spirituality. And let us give, give and give whatever we have to others. This is the message of the Buddha.”