Today (technically yesterday) was the birthday of Siddhartha Gautam who after being enllightened became Lord Gautam Buddha.
Baishak Poornima. The Fullmoon Day.
Not only was he born this day, he got enlightenment this day, preached his first sermon this day, and died this day.
I have been to two places that have been connected to Gautam Buddha– Lumbini in modern Nepal, his birthplace, and Saranatha in India, where he first preached.
UNESCO has recognised this day….
Meanwhile, I am afraid that the modern world is cashing on Buddha's name. Buddha has become only the means of money making.
If the present world takes account of the great soul, it should abide by the principle of ahimsa.
Let's give up the violence of any sort. No animal sacrifice. No killing of people for political interests.