The founder of Buddhism, Gautam Buddha is revered by many. And so the special day when Gautam Buddha was born and achieved enlightenment is celebrated as Buddha Purnima by people following Buddhism across the world. Buddha Purnima falls on a full moon night either in the month of April or May. On this festival, people offer their prayers to Lord Buddha and seek his blessings. This year, Buddha Purnima will be celebrated on May 26, 2021.
Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal around the 5th-6th century as Prince Siddhartha Gautama in a royal family. Early on in his life, Prince Siddhartha was quite affected by seeing human suffering and so he began his quest for enlightenment at a young age. So much so that he gave up his royal life to become a saint. It is said that Siddhartha finally attained enlightenment at Bodhgaya, which is in present-day Bihar. He breathed his last at Kushinagar in present-day Uttar Pradesh.
Buddh Purnima is celebrated in various Buddisht communities in India including in Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar, Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and North Bengal.
Here are some images, quotes, wishes, messages, cards, greetings, pictures and GIFs which you can send to your friends an family to wish them a happy Buddha purnima this year.
1. May you be blessed by the divine grace of Lord Buddha. Happy Buddha Purnima!
2. May the full moon on this Buddha Purnima enlighten you and remove the darkness of ignorance from our lives! Happy Buddha Jayanti to you and your family.
3. Here's wishing you a happy Buddha Purnima this year, from our family to yours!
4. May Lord Buddha's grace guide you and your loved ones towards knowledge and enlightenment in life! Happy Buddha Purnima!
5. May the full moon's rays destroy all sins and darkness from your life today. Happy Buddha Purnima!
6. Here's wishing a happy Buddha Jayanti to you and your family.
7. Buddham Saranam Gacchami
Dhamma Saranam Gacchami
Sangham Saranam Gacchami
Happy Buddha Purnima!
8. Let your life be fill with knowledge, non-violence and truth. Happy Buddha Purnima 2021!
9. Let us remember our Lord Buddha on this auspicious day and seek his blessings. Happy Buddha Purnima 2021!
10. Let us be enlightened and forever be on the path of love, peace and truth by Lord Buddha. Happy Buddha Purnima!
11. Sending my warm wishes on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima! May Lord Buddha guide us!
Popular quotes by Lord Buddha:
1. "Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship." - Buddha
2. "The mind is everything. What you think you become." - Buddha
3. "Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule." -Buddha
4. "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Buddha
5. "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth." - Buddha
6. "Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds." -Buddha
7. "Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely." -Buddha
8. "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared". Buddha
9. "You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection". Buddha
10. "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." Buddha
11. "To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear". Buddha
12. "Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace". Buddha
13. "It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell." Buddha
14. "Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule." Buddha
15. "There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting." Buddha