Wesak, Vesak: 1 definition
Wesak means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist TermsThe ancient name for the Indian lunar month in spring corresponding to our April May. According to tradition, the Buddhas birth, Awakening, and Parinibbana each took place on the full moon night in the month of Visakha. These events are commemorated on that day in the Visakha festival, which is celebrated annually throughout the world of Theravada Buddhism.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
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A Brief Outline of Buddhism (by U Po Sa)
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
Dipavamsa (study) (by Sibani Barman)
The Buddha (by Piyadassi Thera)
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)
Anāgārika Dharmapāla (by Bhikkhu Sangharakshita)