On this day the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied ten million times. Therefore practice is emphasised.
On his enlightenment at the age of thirty-five in Bodhgaya, the Buddha proclaimed:
Profound peace, natural simplicity,
I have found a nectar-like dharma.
This day also marks the anniversary of the Buddhas parinirvana.
When Buddha lay dying in a forest grove in Kushinagara, surrounded by five hundred of his disciples, he said to them with his last breath:
It is in the nature of all things that take
form to dissolve again. Strive with your
whole being to attain perfection.
Lama Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche