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India’s Identity Is Steeped in Lord Buddha’s Teachings and Beliefs, Says Prime Minister Modi | Latest India News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday recalled the teachings of Lord Buddha as he took part in the virtual Buddha Purnima celebrations.

“Lord Buddha said that the mind is supreme and is the basis of the Dhamma, that the mind is at the forefront of all trends. Therefore, since our psychics are connected, we do not feel the lack of physical presence,” Prime Minister Modi said.

“It is a pleasure to be among you, but the current situation is not favorable. That is why, whether from afar and through technology, I had the opportunity to speak to you and I am happy about it,” he added.

He also praised the organizers for organizing this event at a time when the whole world is battling the coronavirus crisis. “I am confident that we can lift humanity out of this crisis through concerted efforts like this,” the prime minister said in his keynote address.

Buddha Purnima celebrations are taking place virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event is held in honor of the victims and frontline warriors of Covid-19.

The Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), a global Buddhist umbrella organization, is organizing a virtual prayer event with the participation of all supreme leaders of Buddhist Sanghas around the world, according to a government statement mentioned .

The prayer ceremonies on this occasion will be broadcast live from Lumbini Sacred Garden (Nepal), Mahabodhi Temple (Bodhgaya, India); Mulgandha Kuti Vihara, Sarnath; Parinirvana Stupa, Kushinagar; Ruwanweli Maha Seya’s Pirith Chanting at the sacred and historic premises of Anuradhapura Stupa, Sri Lanka; Boudhanath, Swayambhu, Namo Stupa, Nepal, apart from other popular Buddhist sites.