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Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 3.55 GMT
Our singular wish to guide Sri Lanka to the path shown by Arahat Mahinda - President

 

We consider the arrival of Arahat Mahinda to Sri Lanka as the greatest event in the history of our country. With this arrival we were bestowed with a great and civilized culture, a prosperous economy and a noble philosophy of life. It is our singular wish to guide Sri Lanka to the path shown by Arahat Mahinda through his valued example, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

“We were able to ensure freedom to the entire nation and protect all living beings and the environment by following the teaching brought by Arahat Mahinda,” President Rajapaksa said in a Poson message.

We as a nation that respects the teaching of the Buddha, contempt all differences on race, religion and caste as well as geography. Therefore, we should march towards progress giving the highest priority to the principles of tolerance with unity and determination.


Full text of the message:

It is a great pleasure to celebrate the Poson festival this year too with the rest of the country under the patronage of the government.

We consider the arrival of Arahat Mahinda to Sri Lanka as the greatest event in the history of our country. With this arrival we were bestowed with a great and civilized culture, a prosperous economy and a noble philosophy of life. It is our singular wish to guide Sri Lanka to the path shown by Arahat Mahinda through his valued example. We were able to ensure freedom to the entire nation and protect all living beings and the environment by following the teaching brought by Arahat Mahinda.

We as a nation that respects the teaching of the Buddha, contempt all differences on race, religion and caste as well as geography. Therefore, we should march towards progress giving the highest priority to the principles of tolerance with unity and determination.


The Buddha's teachings brought to us by Arahat Mahinda states:


"Punnam ce puriso kayira – kayirathetam punappunam"

Tamhi chandam kayiratha – sukho punnassa uccayo"
 


"A person should repeat doing meritorious actions; he should delight in going good. Happiness is the result of the accumulation of merit". Let us resolve to remember with great honor Arahant Mahinda giving meaning to that precept of Dhamma.

May the Noble Triple Gem bless you all.


 

 
 
   
   
     
   
   

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