Buddha Purnima is the biggest day for Buddhists because on this day there happen to be the main three events of Buddha’s life; birth, attained enlightenment and attained Paranirvana, and is termed as Thrice Blessed Festival.
Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and death. It falls on the day of the Full Moon in April or May and it is a gazetted holiday in India.
Why am I writing on Buddhism?
I follow Nichiren Buddhism, I am on a path to learn human evolution and understand the deep meanings of life. To practice self-control and to hold compassion so that I can become a bodhisattva someday. Which requires a lot of strength, empathy, compassion, and knowledge.
The best part of following Buddhism is that it doesn’t force you to change or leave your religion. It just helps you understand humanity and the history behind the making of Buddha and the foundation of Buddhism.
It is a very interesting study, we meet in groups, read about Buddhism and various stories. We chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo (Devotion to the Mystic Law of the Lotus Sutra” / “Glory to the Dharma of the Lotus Sutra)
The chanting is no less than meditation and it helped to bring awareness to your body, mind, and soul. The vibrations produced while chanting is magnificent and so divine.
You don’t have to connect to Buddhism in temples, with priests or light candles/Diya, all you have to do is to see things mindfully and bring awareness to yourself.
The deep study of human evolution, group studies and chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo have filled my heart with peace, and in that peace that space I find joy.
I wish you all a very Happy Buddha Purnima! May your life be peaceful, may you find your purpose in life, and may you learn to grow with each and every phase of life.
Much love and gratitude