టోక్యో ఒలింపిక్స్-2020లో పాల్గొంటున్న భారత క్రీడాకారుల బృందానికి ప్రధానమంత్రి శ్రీ నరేంద్ర మోదీ శుభాకాంక్షలు తెలిపారు. ఈ మేరకు ట్విట్టర్ద్వారా ఇచ్చిన సందేశంలో- "@Tokyo2020 ఒలింపిక్స్ ప్రారంభోత్సవ దృశ్యాలను కనులారా వీక్షించాను… ఉత్సాహవంతులైన మన క్రీడా బృందానికి సర్వశుభాలూ కలగాలని ఆకాంక్షిస్తున్నాను. రండి మనమంతా ముక్తకంఠంతో #'ఛీర్ ఫర్ ఇండియా' అని నినదిద్దాం!" అని ప్రజలకు పిలుపునిచ్చారు.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in an event marking Abhidhamma Day at the Mahaparinirvana Temple in Kushinagar. Governor and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Union Ministers, Shri G Kishan Reddy, Shri Kiren Rijiju, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, Cabinet Minister in Sri Lankan Government, Shri Namal Rajapaksa, Buddhist delegation from Sri Lanka, diplomats from Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Lao PDR, Bhutan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Japan, Singapore, Nepal, among others, were present on the occasion.
Addressing the event, the Prime Minister noted the auspicious occasion of Ashwin Poornima and the presence of holy relics of Lord Buddha. Welcoming the delegation of Sri Lanka, the Prime Minister recalled the connections between India and Srilanka and talked about emperor Ashoka's son Mahendra and daughter Sanghamitra taking the message of Buddhism to Sri Lanka. He also remarked that it is believed that on this day, 'Arhat Mahinda' came back and told his father that Sri Lanka had accepted the Buddha's message with so much energy. This news had increased the belief that Buddha's message is for the whole world, Buddha's Dhamma is for humanity, the Prime Minister said.
Lauding the role of the International Buddhist Confederation in spreading the message of Lord Buddha, the Prime Minister remembered Shri Shakti Sinha for his contribution as DG of the International Buddhist Confederation. Shri Sinha passed away recently.
The Prime Minister remarked that today is another auspicious occasion - Lord Buddha's coming back to earth from Tushita heaven. That is why, on Ashwin Purnima today, the monks also complete their three-month 'Varshavas'. ‘Today I too have had the privilege of 'chiver daan' to the Sangh monks after the 'Varshavas'’, Shri Modi said.
The Prime Minister said Buddha is universal because Buddha said to start from within. Buddha's Buddhatva is a sense of ultimate responsibility. The Prime Minister said today when the world talks about environmental protection, expresses its concern about climate change, then many questions arise with it. But, if we adopt the message of Buddha, then instead of 'who will do', 'what is to be done’ path starts showing itself. The Prime Minister said that Buddha resides in the soul of humanity and is connecting different cultures and countries. India has made this aspect of his teaching part of the journey of its growth. “India never believed in restricting the knowledge, great messages or the thoughts of great souls. Whatever was ours was shared with the entire humanity. That is why, human values like non-violence and compassion are settled in the heart of India so naturally”, the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister said Buddha, even today, is the inspiration of the Constitution of India, Buddha's Dhamma Chakra is sitting on the tricolour of India and giving us momentum. Even today, if someone goes to the Parliament of India, then this mantra is definitely seen - 'Dharma Chakra Pravartanaya', the Prime Minister said.
Talking about the influence of Lord Buddha in Gujarat and, specifically, the Prime Minister’s birthplace, Vadnagar, Shri Modi said Buddha’s influence is visible in western and southern parts of the country in equal measures as the eastern parts. “Gujarat’s past shows that Buddha was beyond boundaries and directions. Mahatma Gandhi, born in the land of Gujarat was the modern flag-bearer of Buddha’s message of truth and non-violence”, he said.
Quoting Lord Buddha "Appa Deepo Bhava" meaning ``be your own lamp”, the Prime Minister said when a person is self-illuminated, then he gives light to the world as well. He added that this is the motivation for India to become self-reliant. This is the inspiration that gives us the strength to participate in the progress of every country in the world. The Prime Minister also remarked that Lord Buddha’s teachings are being taken forward by India in the mantra of Sanka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas.
इस समाचार ने ये विश्वास बढ़ाया था, कि बुद्ध का संदेश पूरे विश्व के लिए है, बुद्ध का धम्म मानवता के लिए है: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 20, 2021
हम सभी जानते हैं कि श्रीलंका में बौद्ध धर्म का संदेश, सबसे पहले भारत से सम्राट अशोक के पुत्र महेन्द्र और पुत्री संघमित्रा ले कर गए थे।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 20, 2021
माना जाता है कि आज के ही दिन ‘अर्हत महिंदा’ ने वापस आकर अपने पिता को बताया था कि श्रीलंका ने बुद्ध का संदेश कितनी ऊर्जा से अंगीकार किया है: PM
आज एक और महत्वपूर्ण अवसर है- भगवान बुद्ध के तुषिता स्वर्ग से वापस धरती पर आने का!— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 20, 2021
इसीलिए, आश्विन पूर्णिमा को आज हमारे भिक्षुगण अपने तीन महीने का ‘वर्षावास’ भी पूरा करते हैं।
आज मुझे भी वर्षावास के उपरांत संघ भिक्षुओं को ‘चीवर दान’ का सौभाग्य मिला है: PM @narendramodi
बुद्ध इसीलिए ही वैश्विक हैं क्योंकि बुद्ध अपने भीतर से शुरुआत करने के लिए कहते हैं।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 20, 2021
भगवान बुद्ध का बुद्धत्व है- sense of ultimate responsibility: PM @narendramodi
आज जब दुनिया पर्यावरण संरक्षण की बात करती है, क्लाइमेट चेंज की चिंता जाहिर करती है, तो उसके साथ अनेक सवाल उठ खड़े होते हैं।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 20, 2021
लेकिन, अगर हम बुद्ध के सन्देश को अपना लेते हैं तो ‘किसको करना है’, इसकी जगह ‘क्या करना है’, इसका मार्ग अपने आप दिखने लगता है: PM @narendramodi
बुद्ध आज भी भारत के संविधान की प्रेरणा हैं, बुद्ध का धम्म-चक्र भारत के तिरंगे पर विराजमान होकर हमें गति दे रहा है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 20, 2021
आज भी भारत की संसद में कोई जाता है तो इस मंत्र पर नजर जरूर पड़ती है- ‘धर्म चक्र प्रवर्तनाय’: PM @narendramodi
भगवान बुद्ध ने कहा था- “अप्प दीपो भव”।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 20, 2021
यानी, अपने दीपक स्वयं बनो।
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यही भारत के लिए आत्मनिर्भर बनने की प्रेरणा है। यही वो प्रेरणा है जो हमें दुनिया के हर देश की प्रगति में सहभागी बनने की ताकत देती है: PM