Vesak Update from Eddie

Vesak in Colombo at sunset

It is Vesak day 2019.Much has happened in the lead up and the quiet in Colombo  5 is palpable.It is a timely  to reflect on the true values of a 2600 year philosophy, the basis of Buddhism.We must reflect on the message for it is a great philosophy and not a religion.Enlightenment comes from knowledge and known history.The path to enlightenment for the Buddha was the the return to Kusinara when Saukiyamuni knew that  his time was up.The long trip to Kusinara via Vesali and Pava , where he had his last meal.The intimate discussion with Ananda of the Thathagata.There is much to learned from available history but how many know.?
Our hope is that if Buddhism is practised the way it should be, Sri Lanka would indeed be a resplendent isle.Hoping for a peace and enlightenment in the years to come.Regards

Eddie

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Best Wishes to Praxy!

My dear Praxy,
Happy birthday to my sincere friend &  a resourceful lady
Lovingly nicknamed Bionic, due to perfection and beauty
Absolute live wire for the batch, takes on the hardest duty
Wish a fab birthday where all your kith & kin, join the party

May you have excellent health & peace of mind always
May you  have a  long enthralling life with Ranjith & kids
May long last the pretty smile enriching  world everyday 
As you brighten all of us in  batch 64, like a summer day

 Ariya De Silva

Happy Birthday to you, my dear friend – may you have a Very Happy Birthday
Today, and enjoy many more Happy Days in the Years ahead .
Good wishes  and many thanks to you good man- Ranjith,  for looking after
you, during all your Bionic Post op days!

Praxy — you have been my  Good Convent Girl Friend, from  ‘way back when
‘, and you were there for me, in good times and not so good times.  
Don’t really want to tell ‘ when’ ,  as it will give our age away  Ha! Ha!
Ha !!
Anyway, Age is the Only Number some wise person said. 

Thank you for everything you have done for me,  to enrich my life all these
years.

Here are a few pics from 2018 RU – ”  Dompeta Yana Para Koibado ”  ” Mokak Kivva ?”
– was the classic one, and I am still laughing !”

The Class of 64 – is fortunate to have you among us , as YOU are The All
Weather Bionic Nona , that goes Rolling along- no matter what the weather is
!!

Have a Happy Birthday with dear Ranjith and children- Joe and Tania, and
the rest of your family . 
Deepthie .