UN emphasizes Buddha’s message of solidarity and service to others on the occasion of Vesak festival


United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres emphasized Lord Buddha’s message of solidarity and service to others, saying that only with global cooperation can all countries counter the economic and social impacts emanating from Covid-19. The Secretary-General made this statement at an event organized for the delayed celebration of International Vesak Day. The festival was postponed in May due to the Covid-19 epidemic. It is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. In this online program, Guterres said on Thursday that the Buddha’s teachings can remind people and countries of the unity that is needed to deal with the problems faced by Covid-19.

Referring to the Buddha’s “Because all living people are sick, I too” sutra said that this message of unity and service to others has become the most important in today’s situation. He said, “Only by combining our energy and expertise, the very sensitive situation facing the world can be faced today. Only through global cooperation can the economic and social problems arising from Covid-19 be dealt with. “The UN chief said that it is only by strengthening social relations that” we will be able to overcome it, be healthier and be more inclusive, sustainable, resilient and create a common world. “

India’s permanent representative to the United Nations, TS Digital, at a digital event organized by Sri Lanka and Thailand. Tirumurti said, “Now, we should remember the four great truths of Buddhism, which teach us to end the cycle of dukkas or sorrows. As Buddha has said, “No one else but us can save ourselves.” Tirumurthy highlighted the importance of adopting Buddha’s values.