(Full statement given by Frank Vermeersch in an interaction program focused on an International Conference that is going to be held in Belgium in the forthcoming Buddha Jayanti. The statement is not edited. and the program was organised recently in Belgium. The other speaker was Dr Krishna Prasad Aryal (Ph.D.) from Norway)
Mr. President, Chairman, Professor, Ladies and Gentlemen of the audience
Let me first of all thank you for inviting me at this meeting, meeting for the preparation of the International conference 4 & 5th May, Belgium. I’m very pleased and honored to be here today amongst you all.
The Lumbini Kapilvastu Day Movement: “Buddha was born in Nepal”. Before I met the Movement I didn’t have really toughed about the birthplace of the Buddha, yes, I lived and I still life, let’s say try to live according the teachings of the Tatagatha (Buddha), the Dharma and the place where Shakmuni Gautema , the later Buddha, seemed in my opinion not so important.
But once I had contact with the movement and when I began to play an active role, I became aware that the birthplace of the Buddha and the Movement could really have their importance, and more than one. Read the rest of this entry »