Buddha Purnima unites Buddhists around the world for a common cause - the celebration of the three main events in the life of the Buddha: his birth, enlightenment and nirvana. It builds awareness of the Buddha's teachings in a way that respects all cultures.
Buddha Purnima commemorates the life of a historical figure whose teachings changed the lives of millions of people. Whether the Buddha is seen as a spiritual or philosophical figure, there is no doubt about the impact his words have had on people throughout the ages and continue to have.
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