Today Is The Buddha’s Birthday, But He Can’t Come

Lilly looking at the Vesak kuduwa

This is the saddest Vesak I remember. It’s a festival of darkness, not light. Usually (whenever that was) the streets are full of lanterns, the city is full of people, the country is full of life. Now the only state-sponsored decorations are armed men on every corner. The only constructions are barricades. There’s a…

--

--

--

Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer living in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sign up for my newsletter at www.indi.ca, and you can reach me at indi@indi.ca.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

The Epistle of Costas Vergados #PickmeforIV2019

2008.09.11 — The Word of God at the feast of the beheading of the saint John, the Baptizer

They Killed Him

Your cheat sheet to crystal healing

Citrine in a Crystal Grid art piece by With Caressa

Becoming Human Through Difficult Times

The eagle has landed!

2018.02.04 — The Word of God on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Episode 9: The Ecumenical Councils

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
indi.ca

indi.ca

Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer living in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sign up for my newsletter at www.indi.ca, and you can reach me at indi@indi.ca.

More from Medium

6 Myths Keeping You From Growing Your Own Food

If It Feels Like a New Dark Age Is Falling… That’s Because It Is

How to Block All Ads, Reclaim Your Privacy, and Fight the Algorithms That Rule the Internet

A collage of spammy internet ads

It’s the Dystopia That’s Hard to Take