Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Lord Buddha’s timeless message of love and compassion could help get rid of war and violence. “Agar yuddh se mukti chaahiye, to Buddh ki raah par milegi,” the Prime Minister said at the International Buddh Poornima Diwas Celebration in New Delhi today.
The whole world had acknowledged that the 21st century would be Asia’s century. Buddha’s teachings would inspire and guide as it showed the world the path of relief from problems of conflict and hatred, Modi said.
People are conscious of the suffering that the recent earthquake has caused in Nepal – the land of Buddha’s birth. But this is also an opportunity for everyone to follow Buddha’s message of “karuna” (compassion), and to wipe out the tears of those suffering in Nepal.