GANGTOK, 15 June: Sharing the belief that effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied ten million times on Saga Dawa, the Sikkim Bhutia Lepcha Apex Committee [SIBLAC], has called on everyone to “consider Saga Dawa and this celebration as ways to enhance your awareness and practice”.
In a press communiqué issued today, SIBLAC convenor, Tseten Tashi Bhutia, while explaining the significance of Saga Dawa to the Buddhists, has also conveyed this hope: “May all sentient beings have happiness and the causes of happiness; may all sentient beings be set free from suffering and the causes of suffering; may all sentient beings never be separate from the genuine happiness that is free from suffering; may all sentient beings abide in equanimity that is free from passion, aggression, and prejudice.”
“Saga is million; Dawa is moon. Thus, Saga Dawa is the million multiplier month. Each day, our activities (good or bad) are multiplied one million times. Thus, this is a good month for practice! Multipliers help give us focus in our practice. Intention is very important in Buddhist practice. We take vows towards our intention,” the release explains