Blessed is the birth of the Buddhas;
blessed is the enunciation of the sacred Teaching; blessed is the harmony in the Order, and
blessed is the spiritual pursuit of the united truth-seeker.
Sukho buddhānaṃ uppādo
Sukhā saṅghassa sāmaggi
samaggānaṃ tapo sukho.
– Dhammapada Verse 194
Picture (right): Queen Mahamaya giving birth to the Bodhisatta at Lumbini Garden underneath a Sala Tree.
Borobudur Relief (Left): Queen Mahamaya, on a horse carriage, on the way to Koliya country to give birth. The journey passes Lumbini Garden where the Queen eventually gave birth to the Bodhisatta.
For the Full story of the Bodhisatta’s birth in Lumbini Garden, visit this link … http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/lifebuddha/2lbud.htm
– Posted by CFFong