New Delhi, May 7 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, said Lord Buddha's teaching to overcome challenging situations with continuous efforts should inspire the people in the battle against Coronavirus pandemic.
Addressing a Virtual Prayer Event, through video conferencing, with participation of all the supreme heads of the Buddhist Sanghas from around the world, the PM said,'At a time when there is turmoil in the world, many times the feeling of sadness, despair and frustration is seen very much, then the learning of Lord Buddha becomes even more relevant. He used to say that human beings should constantly strive to overcome difficult situations, get out of them.
Getting tired and tired is not an option. Today, all of us are also constantly working together to get out of a difficult situation. 'Buddha taught us to overcome challenging situations with continuous efforts. He taught us to never give up. We should remember his teachings in our fight against #coronavirus.' Stressing that Buddha had given to the World a message of compassion and service to humanity, the PM said India is standing selflessly in these difficult times with those facing trouble in the country and abroad.
'The Four truths told by Lord Buddha-include Mercy, Compassion, Nonchalance either in happiness and sorrow, and accepting someone with its all virtues and faults- These truths continue to be the inspiration of the land of India. You are also seeing today that India is standing firmly in selflessness, without any distinction, with the person in distress, both in the country and throughout the world. Beyond the profit and loss, able and unable, for us this hour of crisis is to help others, as much as possible to forward the hand of help. ' Each and every word, each and every discourse of Lord Buddha reinforce India's commitment to serve humanity. The Buddha symbolizes both the Enlightenment of India and the SelfRealization of India.
With this self-realization, India is and will continue to work for the benefit of the entire humanity, the whole world. India's progress will always be helpful in the progress of the world. This is the reason why many countries of the world have remembered India in this difficult time and India has left no stone upturned to reach every needy. Today, India is making every effort to save the life of every Indian, and is following its global obligations equally seriously, the PM said. 'Buddha is the symbol of both realization and self realization of India. With this self realization, India is working in the interest of humanity and the world, and will continue to do so.
India is standing selflessly in these difficult times with those facing trouble in the country and abroad,' the PM said. Honoring the various people working to serve society amid the COVID-19 crisis, the PM said, 'During this difficult time there are several people who are working 24 hours a day, risking their own lives to help others. We must honour and appreciate them.' More (UNI)