On the occasion of Vesak/Buddha Poornima, I wish all my readers a peaceful and joyous day. Vesak marks the Buddha's day of birth, enlightenment and nirvana.
The Buddha was born Gautama Siddhartha, an unenlightened human being like the rest of us. It was only through his own thirst for knowledge and understanding, and his unrelenting seeking of it, that he achieved wisdom and became known as Buddha. His message to the rest of us: If I could do it, so can you!