Buddhist Society of Western Australia

Getting High on Vesak | by Ajahn Brahmavamso | 12 May 2006

October 31, 2015

Vesak Day is the full moon night in May and commerates the birth of the bodhisatta Siddhartha Gotama, his Awakening thereby becoming the Buddha, and final passing away (parinibbana). Whilst much of the world seeks alcohol and drugs to get high, those who are inspired by the message and path of the Buddha can get high on that very inspiration, knowing that there is a path of increasing happiness and ultimately complete freedom. This is the real meaning of Vesak.

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