Sri Sri visits Buddha´s birth place

Posted on: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

BHAIRAHAWA (Nepal): Renowned spiritual guru Ravi Shanker visited Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Buddha, and held a religious discourse at Bhairahawa in Rupandehi district on Sunday.

Addressing a mass of thousands at the Siddhartha Stadium in Bhairahawa, the champion of Art of Living Foundation said Nepal should be developed into the centre of world's peace by resolving the existing crisis in the country.

Saying Lord Buddha was born in Nepal and that there is no controversy over it, the guru expressed happiness over succeeding to visit the birth place of the harbinger of peace. He further stressed on spreading Buddha's message on peace and harmony to the entire world.

Ravi Shanker, who arrived in Kathmandu from India on Saturday, expressed sadness over the caste-based discrimination that still exists in Nepal and India, and said that it is the obstacle to the development.

He further urged the people to abandon animal sacrifice by giving up the misconception that the deities would be appeased with it. Killing animals in the name of sacrifice is sin, he said, adding that the beast within the humans should be sacrificed instead.

People from different parts of western Nepal including Chitwan, Kaski and Dang, and from the Indian cities adjoining Bhairahawa had gathered at the stadium to attend the Maha Satsanga this morning.