Victorian United Nations Day of Vesak

Commemorating the Lord Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Passing

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Message from:

The Honorable Tony Abbot MP

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER

VESAK 2014



I am pleased to provide this message on the occasion of Vesak.


Each year, millions of people around the world unite in observance of the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. It is an important time for the Buddhist community to come together to celebrate, reflect and renew faith.


On this occasion Australians are reminded of the significant contribution that Buddhism makes to the life of our country. Religious faith is an important element in our society. For many, it provides meaning, purpose and inspiration to their daily lives.


I acknowledge your commitment to respect, compassion and understanding as taught by Buddha.


I send my best wishes to everyone celebrating Vesak this year.


The Honorable Tony Abbot MP

Prime Minister of Australia





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