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Teachings of Lord Buddha can save our world from being blown away: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attended International Buddha Purnima Diwas celebrations in Talkatora Stadium, Delhi and offered prayers for the people affected by earthquake in Nepal.

The event was attended by thousands of devotees of Lord Buddha and followers of Modi, but the established agenda for the event was to help the affected people of Nepal in the best possible way.

In his speech, Modi expressed the role and relevance of Buddha’s messages in today’s world.

The focus of the Prime Minister’s speech was to share the pain of quake-devastated people of Nepal and providing the hope of their resurrection as soon as possible. One-minute of mournful silence was also observed to recall the victims of the massive earthquake in Nepal and India.

“Today is a special day yet we feel a bit burdened. That is because Nepal, a land we all love, is facing difficulty,” he said.

“We should share the pain and wipe the tears of people of Nepal,” he added while making a reference to the disaster affected birthplace of Lord Buddha on the occasion of his birth anniversary.

He further referred the teachings of Lord Buddha as an anchor that can save our world from being blown away. “If we want freedom from Yudh, it can be through the Marg of Buddha,” he said.

Modi furthermore said, “Everyone knows that 21st century is Asia’s century. But without Buddha’s teachings, the 21st century would not have been ours.”

He gave an example of Lord Buddha, who took birth as prince, abandoned all the pleasures of life in search of enlightenment 2500 years ago. “Some people think power and prosperity are good enough to solve all problems…. But Lord Buddha renounced all these to seek greater powers through love and compassion for welfare of humanity. This thought is not small. He must have been having big conviction and courage to renounce all these,” Modi said.

He also said that, “Whether its caste system or anything good or bad, Lord Buddha was sensitive on every issue and wanted evolution and the world to be united.”

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Service is part of India’s culture: Modi, in his latest ‘Mann Ki Baat’

"The son of man has come, not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life, as blessing to all humankind," Modi said talking about Christ's commitment to service.

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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi stressed on the importance of service to others in his last Mann Ki Baat edition for 2017.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi stressed on the importance of service to others in his last Mann Ki Baat edition for 2017.
  • Modi stressed on importance of service to humankind.
  • He said, service is the biggest identity of humankind.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that “service to people” was the biggest identity of humankind and also a part of India’s culture.

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‘Service is biggest identity of humankind.’ – Modi

“On December 25, Christmas was celebrated across the world. It was also celebrated in India. On this day we remember the teachings of Lord Jesus Christ, and the thing we remember the most was his teachings on service,” Modi said in 2017’s last edition of his radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

He also said that we see emphasis on service in the Bible.

“The son of man has come, not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life, as blessing to all humankind,” Modi said talking about Christ’s commitment to service.

“Serving people is the biggest identity of humankind.” IANS

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