4.51. Lithuania - Zen Buddhist Community of Lithuania

Thứ bảy - 11/05/2019 05:58
Asst. Prof. Jordana Myoko Gonzalez
CONGRATULATORMESSAGE
 
For UN Vesak Day 2019



We would like to express our deep gratitude and with a deep bow, send this message of felicitation to the world Buddhist Community, on the occasion of the 16th Anniversary Celebrations of the United Nations Day of Vesak.

A sustainable society is one that knows the capacity of the environment to assimilate waste, provide food and provide resources. The human factor in these societies is the most important. It is time for us to join in the creation of educational programs that make us wake up and be aware that violating the laws of nature is putting the human life at risk.

In countries like Lithuania, where the Buddhist religious tradition is just flourishing, it is extremely important to associate the care of the environment with the Buddhist tradition, because Buddhist philosophy teaches us that everything that has life, has Buddhas nature.

In the discourse records of the Chan master Chao-chou Tsung- shen (778-897) there is a dialogue in which the master responds to questions about Buddha-nature.

[A student] asked: “Does a dog also have buddha-nature or not?” The master said: The [road] in front of every house leads to Chang-an [the capital].

If we want to help this humanity we must help each other to awaken to the fact that all living beings have Buddha – nature.

Thank you for your kind invitation to this celebration, with happiness and joy we humbly accepted this precious gift.

 
Asst. Prof. Jordana Myoko Gonzalez
ZEN Buddhist Community of Lithuania

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