70 𝒀𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝑴𝒊𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝑳𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝑪𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 七秩世寿庆典
In commemoration of the 70th Birthday of Chief Reverend B Sri Saranankara Maha Thera (58 Years Monk-hood) on 28 October 2023, number of charities were being performed by a group of Buddhist friends, in the name of Most Venerable Bootawatte Sri Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thera. The charities activities were being organised for seven days from 22 October to 28 October 2023.
Dana is the first of the ten perfections of an arahant on the path to nibbana. When the Buddha teaches, he begins his sermon with the virtues of giving (danakatha). (Vin.i,15,18) Of the three wholesome bases for the performance of meritorious deeds (punnakiriyavatthu), giving is the first, the other two being virtue and mental cultivation. (A.iv,241)
On this auspicious occasion of 70 years milestone of life celebration, may Most Venerable continue to inspire and guide us with his wisdom and compassion. His journey has been a beacon of light for all of us. We are grateful for His unwavering commitment to the Dhamma and His lifelong dedication to the path of enlightenment.
May Most Venerable’s journey be blessed with tranquility, good health, and the joy of spreading wisdom to all who seek it. May his path be a source of awakening for many and may His teachings continue to illuminate our path towards liberation.
布施是涅槃道上阿罗汉十波罗蜜中的第一个。当佛陀说法时，尊者以布施（danakatha）的美德开始他的弘法。 (Vin.i,15,18) 在成就功德的三善基础（punnakiriyavathu）中，布施是第一，另外两个是戒德和修心。 （A.iv，241）