Today is the Republic of Singapore’s 49th National Day. Nalandians would like to wish our Singaporean friends a joyous celebration with unity of purpose and harmony of interests.
Singapore is widely regarded today as a prosperous developed country. But there is much more to ‘prosperity’ and ‘development’ than making economic and social progress. It is essential that a nation becomes stronger not just financially and politically, but also spiritually. For that, Buddhist organizations in Singapore have a lot to contribute to its national development.
As Singaporean society become more sophisticated, Buddhist organizations may need to adopt ingenious approaches to spiritual education and Dhamma propagation. Fortunately, Singapore has a wealth of resourceful Buddhist leaders – both monastic and laity – to serve the religious needs of the nation adequately.
May the Buddha-Sāsana continue to grow steadily in Singapore and everywhere else for the welfare and happiness of the many! Sabbe sattā sukhihontu.