I visited Sankisa with my late father in the year 1986. Sankisa is a holy place for Buddhists. This is the place where Buddha Shakyamuni descended from the Pure-land of Tavatimsa. Buddha spent 3 months in Tavatimsa in order to give teaching to his mother.
Around Sankisa, there are Shakyan families who already have lost their roots in Buddhism. As Buddha’s followers, we considered Buddhism as our precious teaching. That is why it is very important to preserve it and pass it to the next generation.
This is the main reason we established the Youth Buddhist Society of India (YBS) in the year 1986. YBS is a non-government, non-profit, non-political, grassroots initiative, involvement, and development among thousand of villages in India.
Social problems, poverty, environmental, economic, war, drugs, tsunami and so on. these became our problems, not the environment caused these disasters but we are as a human being who created causes to these disasters of course problem will keep coming but we will not just sit still but we want to solve the problems with the limited ability that we have.
Buddha said, there is Dukkha (Suffering). We can remove those suffering by removing its causes in order to attain happiness.
This world is a beautiful garden, with various flowers blooming beautifully. We need to preserve and take good care of it because we don’t want to give the world full of “garbage” to our next generation. Let us forget about the caste system, religion, skin color, country, and join hand in hand together to build a better world for our future generation.
Youth Buddhist Society of India is not just a simple organization but we a unity group of people from various race, religion, caste, and country. We are welcome everyone who wants to transform themselves, transform negativity to bring a peaceful world. Your contribution means a lot, even the smallest as well.