11 July 2024

On Visakha Bucha Day today (Sunday), the Supreme Patriarch has advised Thai Buddhists to live life carefully in order to be happy. This is an important day for Buddhists which marks the birth, enlightenment and death of the Lord Buddha.

He said that Visakha Bucha Day is an occasion to rememberthe last words of the Lord Buddha to his disciples, that they should always be mindful of the fact that everything is impermanent and that they should avoid carelessness.

As nobody knows when they will die, the Supreme Patriarch said that they should strive to be charitable and to comply with the Lord Buddha’s precepts.

On this day, Thais across the country make merit in the morning and take part in candle-lit processions at temples in the evening.