Buddha literally means “who is awake” enlightened. It is a term denoting a person who has attained supreme wisdom and compassion of enlightenment, a blessed state in which the individual achieves Nirvana, beyond desire and suffering.
Wesak Festival takes place the day of the Wesak full or Vaisaka, Hindu lunar month of 28 moon days. It is not the full moon of May, is the Wesak full month or Vaisaka which normally coincides with our month of May moon. If the lunation occurred Vaisaka 1, there would be another lunar month on the 28th, in that case, the Festival takes place in the first one.
When we speak of Buddha we are referring to Siddhartha Gautama, the man who discovered the path a night of full moon of the lunar month of April-May in the year 542 before Christ (BCE). He used to explain his findings as follows: “One day he walks for a few wild. In doing so he discovers an ancient city, an ancient royal capital where many people lived, with parks, trees and lakes. The city is surrounded, but its beauty is obvious. Similarly, he found an old path through which they have traveled the enlightened beings of the past. ”
All human beings are able to evolve into Buddhas. However, he was a man who achieved enlightenment alone and paved the way for the rest of humanity to follow. To be more precise, we must say that the road was reopened because, traditionally, it is said that they had already been other Buddhas, that is, many other pioneers in the path leading to the “higher evolution.”
The objectives of World Blood Donor Day campaign this year are:
• To thank blood donors donations, that save lives;
• To promote voluntary blood donation;
• To raise awareness about the need to regularly give blood because the blood components have a short period of conservation, and encouraging regular donors and potential donors to donate blood regularly;