The full moon day of Vaso is one of the most important days for Buddhists. We Buddhists regard this day as the auspicious and noble day. Why do we Buddhists regard this day as the auspicious and noble day? It has four reasons:
(1) On this day Queen Mahamaya was pregnant with Bodhisatta(Ba Yar Laung),
(2) On this day Siddhattha Bodhisatta went to the forest to search for the truth for His own sake or convenience but for the sake of suffering humanity,
(3) On this day the Buddha preached Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta and Anattalakkhana Sutta to Devas(gods) and Brahmanas leading His five friends, sush as Koddanna, Vappa, Baddaya, Mahanan, and Assaji and,
(4) On this day Buddhist monks go into the rains retreat.
That’s why we Buddhists regard this day as the auspicious and noble day. On this special day, Buddhists offer food, shelter, robes and medicines to the monks who are going into the rains retreat. And then, on this day Buddhists offer food, fragrant sticks, candles, water, flowers, cakes, various kinds of fruit, golden robes and so on and so forth to pagodas and the images of the Buddha. Some Buddhist count beads and practice meditation by honouring the Buddha on this day. Thus, I admonish all Buddhists “Please do good deeds from this day on.”
Therefore I conclude my Dhamma message while I wish “May all of you be the noble persons who can support the Buddha’s Sasana and finally attain to Nibbana which is free suffering!
With Infinite Metta
Yours in Dhamma
University of Pune, Pune City, India