SABHA DANAM DHAMMA DANAM JINATI.
THE GIFT OF TRUTH EXCELS ALL OTHER GIFTS.
It is with great pleasure that I publish this booklet "The Buddha" in commemoration of the first public holiday for Wesak granted by the government of this country. The Wesak Festival is in fact a day of great significance to all. Therefore all sensible men who care to rejoice on this Thrice Blesses Day must definitely abstain from (1) Taking away life, (2) Stealing, (3) Committing Adultery, (4) Uttering untruthful words, (5) Taking intoxicating drinks, drugs, etc., at least for the twenty-four hours of that greatest Sacred day to all Buddhists. Thus only can they gain the highest Blessings. Our greatest hope is that all who read this booklet will digest it and follow its teachings.
Peace to all
Mahindarama Buddhist Temple
2493 Wesak Full Moon day
1949 May 12