Date: May 10th, 2020, Sunday
More than 2600 years ago, on the eighth day of the fourth moon, the great Buddha, Sakyamuni, was born in Kapilvastu while hundreds of flowers bloomed and the multitude of birds sang. After the prince was born, pure water showered from the skies, bathing his royal body.
Later, Buddhists celebrated the Buddha’s birth every year on that day by holding Buddha-bathing ceremonies. Through bathing of the Buddha, we purify our body, speech, and mind, cleansing ourselves of greed, anger, and ignorance. By means of this merit, the period of the five evil corruptions are transformed into a pure-land; praying that all people in the world be healthy and joyous, society be peaceful and auspicious, and the world be in harmony.
Yours in Dharma,
Fo Guang Buddhist Temple, Boston