Poson : A spiritual passion
Spiritual changes are at times so dramatic and
swift, that they may take place between “one breath and another”.
However speedy such spiritual shifts may be, their dynamic momentum
propels history forward for ages, transforming individuals,
multitudes and whole cultural systems writing human destiny in an
entirely new idiom.
Appeal of Buddhist art remains universal
The mighty conqueror Asoka, after been
transformed into one of the most compassionate monarchs, sent out
missionaries to all parts of the world to spread the noble and
appealing message of the Buddha. Of the numerous missionaries that
left India, the cradle of Buddhism, Mahinda Thera came to Sri Lanka
on a Poson Poya day 300 years after the death of the Buddha.
Poson heralds advent of Buddhism
According to Buddhist history, many important
events had taken place on the Poson Full Moon Poya Day. It was on
this day that a Buddhist mission, led by Ven. Arahat Mahinda
Thera,the son of Emperor Dharmasoka of India arrived in Sri Lanka to