Today the bhikkhus, bhikkhunis, and all the laypeople have gathered here due to our faith in the dispensation of the Lord Buddha. We are very close now to the celebration of Vesākha Puja, which is an important day in Buddhism. The day of Vesākha is the full moon day in May. It is the day that the Buddha himself was born and also he died on that day and his enlightenment also took place on the full moon day in May.
*Translated by Ajahn Tejapanyo