• Pengetahuan-Saya

    What Vesak Day means for me?

    I am not a Buddhist. So what is means when my country, Indonesia, the largest muslim country in the world celebrate Vesak as national holiday on 16th of May? A lot of reminders of who I am and who my ancestors were. So based on Wikipedia, vaiśākha comes from Sanskrit for the lunar month of Vaisakha, which is considered the month of Buddha’s birth. It is a celebration that commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. I read that Buddhist are encouraged to consume only vegetarian food for the day as to follow one of his dharma (teachings) of no killing, non desctructive, and non violence. Being no Buddhist…