Siddhattha Gotama, later known as the Buddha, achieved his nirvana on a bed hung between two trees by a river side at the age of eighty. [photo/weibo.com/friendcoral]
The Nirvana Day of the Buddha, which falls on 15th day of the 2nd month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, is celebrated by blog users, wishing peace and happiness for all.
According to records, Siddhattha Gotama, later known as the Buddha, achieved nirvana on the 15th day of the 2nd lunar month in the year 486 BC, when he was eighty years old.
Since then, this day has been celebrated as the Nirvana Day of the Buddha, suggesting people freeing captive animals, lighting and burning incense as offering, abstaining from eating meal and praying to Buddha.
It is said that a good deed on this day can worth a billion ones while a bad one done on this day also has the effect of a billion bad deeds.
In Buddhism, it said that in order to attain Nirvana, the highest possible and most desirable state in the religion, adherents of Buddha were required to completely extinguish their ego, free themselves from aversion and desire.
From: China Tibet Online