|International Non Violence Day - 2nd October 2007, Practicing Ahimsa (non violence)
On 15 June 2007 The United Nations General Assembly decided to observe the
International Day of Non-Violence each year on 2 October – the birth anniversary of
Mahatma Gandhi, who helped lead India to independence from British rule and inspired
movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The center of movement of
independence of India was the Sabarmati Ashram at Ahmedabad established by Mahatma Gandhi, later
on known as Father of the Nation.
BLIA is practicing Humanistic Buddhism as taught by Venerable Grand Master
Hsing Yun. The non violence is the most basic principle of Buddhism. Lord Buddha
was the first one who has strongly advocate non violence – Ahimsa in the ancient
India and he included it amongst his main teaching. It may be pointed out that one
of the fundamental contributions of Buddhism in the sphere of ahimsa was that the
image of the wheel (chakra) as a symbol sacred warfare was changed into a symbol
of sacred peacemaking (the “Dhamma Wheel” or Dharmachakra). Ahimsa to living
beings, which is the first precept in Buddhism.
OWM - Ora World Mandala had organized a function of practicing ahimsa at
Sabarmati Ashram at Ahmedabad on 2nd October 2007. Most of all religious
groups like Hidu, Muslim, Sheikh, Christian, Jain, Parshi and Buddhist and many
more were invited to participate the functions. There were about 5000 students
from different schools of Ahmedabad who were about to observe the different
religions of India. There were about more than 5000 people visited the Sabarmati
have done Sanghayana (Pali Sutra reading and singing).
Ashram to participate the all religious function. BLIA
Saurashtra Central Gujarat has participated this event as
the Buddhist group. All the members of BLIA have done Sanghayana (Pali Sutra reading and
singing). It was the first time that Buddhist group was the center of attraction due to their
discipline and dress code. People of Gujarat have never seen this kind of Buddhist people practicing Buddhism. A large
group of Press Media and local people have appreciated BLIA Sanghayana. Due this event BLIA is truly localize in the
State of Gujarat.