The Vesak (Vesākha in Pali) is an annual holiday observed traditionally by Buddhists. Currently it is celebrated in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, in the countries of Southeast Asia Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Birmania e Indonesia. In questa data si celebra la birth, lighting (Nirvana), and the death (Parinirvana) of Gautama Buddha.
Celebration of Vesak
Author: Jayalath Stores
The exact date of the Vesākha It varies according to the lunar calendar of the different Buddhist traditions. In countries where it follows the Theravada tradition ("Elders" or "forest") it falls on the full moon day Uposatha (typically the lunar month, 5 O 6). The date varies from year to year in the Gregorian calendar Western, but it is always celebrated in April or May. In Italy Vesak (O Wesak) if held, based on an agreement between the Italian Buddhist Union and the Italian Government, the last Sunday of May.
According to the Buddhist tradition principe Siddhartha venne al world per ottenere l’illuminazione e renderne partecipi tutti gli esseri senzienti (This is the first of the three joys to be celebrated during the Vesak). Prince soon became the ascending to the throne, but, at the age of 29 years, rinunciò a tutti i doveri e i piaceri della life regale. Dopo sei anni di search e pratica spirituale la “via del mezzo” gli si rivelò durante una meditazione (This is the second of the three joys of celebrating the Day of Vesak). Since that night of the full moon, He became the Lord Buddha. Because of his teachings (dhamma) after numerous men and devas (inhabitants of the heavenly worlds) attained enlightenment.
His life ended on the night of the full moon of the parinirvana. Il parinirvana è il nirvana finale che accade dopo la death del corpo fisico di quegli esseri che, durante la life, They have achieved the complete awakening. It implies the output from the samasara (the cycle of rebirth) and liberation from all mental and material elements.