Buddha's Birthday Lecture

File Name: 70-04-12

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The April-- April the eighth is the day we celebrate Buddha's birthday in China and Japan. As you know, Buddha was born as a prince of Shakya tribe-- a king of Shakya tribe. And when he was born in the Lumbini Garden, nagas poured sweet tea. That is why we pour the sweet tea. But actually we don't know the historical origin about this because we have not much record about the sweet tea. But-- but we have record about the festival we have-- we had right now. Maybe in Japan they started to mix this ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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