Today is the day where buddhists all over the world come together to celebrate the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana of Lord Buddha. May we have the aspiration to strive for enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings and may all sentient beings have the right conditions and causes for enlightenment. May all be free from fear, hunger and harm. May all be happy and healthy. May we wish for the world to put aside differences to build a place that is conducive for all living beings. May all rejoice on this auspicious day and have a wonderful Vesak everyone.

TAYATA OM MUNI MUNI MAHA MUNI YE SOHA

南无本师释迦牟尼佛!

达雅塔 嗡 牟尼牟尼 玛哈牟尼 释迦牟那耶 梭哈!

I now bathe the Tathágata. His pure wisdom and virtue adorn the assembly. I pray that those living beings of this period of the five impurities may quickly witness the pure Dharma body of the Tathágata. May the incense of morality, meditation, wisdom, and the knowledge and experience of liberation constantly perfume every realm of the ten directions. I pray that the smoke of this incense will likewise do the Buddha’s work of salvation without measure or limit. I vow to put a stop to the three hells and the wheel of samsara, completely extinguishing the fires and obtaining the coolness of relief, so that all may manifest the thought of unsurpassed enlightenment, perpetually escaping the river of desires and advancing to the other shore of Nirvana.

— The Sutra on the Merit of Bathing the Buddha

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