An important day in Theravāda Buddhist liturgical calendar.

Asalha is a term that refers to the month of Äsala (July). Another name for the month is Āsādha.

  • The day of the Buddha’s first sermon
  • Key ideas: (i) unsatisfactoriness, (ii) cause of unsatisfactoriness, (iii) freedom from unsatisfactoriness, and (iv) the path leading to the freedom from unsatisfactoriness.
  • Known also as the Dhamma Day
  • An explanation of craving here
  • Nirvāṇa as freedom
  • The eightfold path as the Buddhist practice

Liberated ones are happy.

There is always light at the end of the tunnel.

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