People in the Pong community honored the Buddha at their temple to be in harmony with the world on Tuesday, in celebrating Lord Buddha’s blessings.
This Visakha Bucha Day commemorates the day of the Full moon of 6th Month of Lunar Buddhist year, usually falling in May, that Lord Buddha was born, enlightened and passed away. Every year, Buddhists throughout the world gather together to recollect the wisdom, purity and compassion of the Buddha.
The Dhamma, or teachings, discovered by the enlightened Buddha, are called the Four Noble Truths, which are: The Truth of Suffering, the Origins of Suffering, the Extinction of Suffering and the Path that leads to the cessation of Suffering.
In Thailand, Visakha Bucha observance began during the Sukhuthai period (around 700 years ago), because of the close religious relations between Thailand and Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan monks came to propagate Buddhism in Thailand, and were highly respected. Thai monks also went to study in Sri Lanka. It's believed that, those monks introduced this ceremony to the King and people at that time.
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