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Vesak 2015, May 3 — Greetings.

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by Anura Guruge


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>> 2015 Sri Lanka Vesak stamps.
>> 2014 Vatican Vesakh greeting.
>> 2014 Vesak greeting.
>> Happy Vesak 2014.
>> Vesak 2014 Pandols.
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We were in Arizona all of last week
and didn’t get back till late on Saturday, May 2, 2015.
So, unlike last year, when Vesak was mid-month,
I didn’t get a chance to do much Vesak-related coverage this year.
Plus, I was heads down most of April trying to get my
latest book published before we left for Arizona.
And I did manage to get it done on April 22nd.

But, there was a lot from last year and I am glad to see
that a lot of people are finding them this year.

As I suspected there was NO Google Doodle for Vesak.
Google tends to stay away from religious events — by and large
(though there are, of course, exceptions).
But, never mind. This story caught my eye.
This is even better.

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From the Sri Lanka “The Sunday Times”. Use link below to access original. Click image to ENLARGE and read here.

Click here to access original from “The Sunday Times” (Sri Lanka).


Vesak 2015, May 3 — Sri Lanka (Yet Again) Issues A Set Of Stamps.

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Related posts:
>> 2014 Vatican Vesakh greeting.
>> 2014 Vesak greeting.
>> Happy Vesak 2014.
>> Vesak 2014 Pandols.
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They did it last year, i.e., issue a set of ‘Vesak stamps‘,
and it was no doubt a BIG HIT.

Never known to miss an opportunity to capitalize
on past successes and knowing the
insatiable appetite of the Buddhist populace
for anything to venerate Buddhism ‘they’
have done it again.
We have 3 new Vesak stamps for 2015.
As is to be expected they are rather
ornate but pleasing on the eye — with two of them
at least highlighting Sri Lankan Buddhist worship.

Both images from ‘Sri Lanka Stamps‘ — click here to access and buy.

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Vatican (For Pope Francis) Sends Out Yearly Vesak (Vesakh) Greetings To Buddhist — This One On Modern Slavery!

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Related posts:
>> 2014 Vatican Vesakh greeting.
>> 2014 Vesak greeting.
>> Happy Vesak 2014.
>> Vesak 2014 Pandols.
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The Vatican has been doing this, faithfully,
for the last few years (if not more).

Click here for last year’s greeting.

The theme of this year’s greeting,
modern slavery‘ is interesting
and, to be fair, germane.

Many Buddhists do end up in invidious employment,
mainly in the Middle East but sometimes
other places too.

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Click here to access the original at the
‘Vatican Information Service’ (VIS).