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Monday, June 04 , 2012 - 04.28 GMT
Arahat Mahinda’s preaching helped to enrich our lives - President

 

The teachings of the Buddha preached by the Arahat Mahinda helped us to enrich our lives as a righteous society in a nation that has its foundations on the observance of the Pancha Seela or the Five Noble Precepts, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.


The righteous path of the Dhamma brought a valued example to governance, too. This system of governance, free of fourfold evil, raised us to a special position among all nations on economic, social and cultural aspects of social organization. It is our responsibility today to ensure the continuance of the path of the Dhamma that brought such honour and dignity to our society, President said in his Poson Day message.

Full text of the message:

It is an undisputed fact that the arrival of the Arahat Mahinda to Sri Lanka 236 years after the Parinirvana of the Buddha, and his meeting with King Devanampiyatissa at the mango grove of Ambastale in Mihintale, is among the momentous events in the history of Sri Lanka. This year we commemorate this great event as the 2320th Poson Festival. The arrival of the Arahat Mahinda to Sri Lanka endowed us with a great teaching of wisdom and non-violence.

The teachings of the Buddha preached by the Arahat Mahinda helped us to enrich our lives as a righteous society in a nation that has its foundations on the observance of the Pancha Seela or the Five Noble Precepts.

This righteous path of the Dhamma brought a valued example to governance, too. This system of governance, free of fourfold evil, raised us to a special position among all nations on economic, social and cultural aspects of social organization. It is our responsibility today to ensure the continuance of the path of the Dhamma that brought such honour and dignity to our society.

We have initiated and carried out many things to build a righteous society in which all could live in the satisfaction of unity and peace. It is my strong belief that a country and nation will be strengthened and protected by a society enriched by righteousness.

It is the duty of all Buddhists to follow the teachings brought to us by the Arahat Mahinda and pay due homage to these teachings through a life imbued with principle, courage and wisdom.

May all who commemorate the arrival of the Arahat Mahinda on this Poson Day receive the Blessings of the Noble Triple Gem!


 

 
 
   
   
     
   
   

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