The 8th State Central Sangha Working Committee continued its second meeting on the third and final day in the precinct of the Kaba Aye Pagoda, in the great cave of the sixth Buddhist synod, in Yangon yesterday.
The most senior Buddhist monks led the meeting where State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi praised the efforts of Buddhist monks for propagation and perpetuation of the Buddha Sasana.
In her remarks on religious affairs, the State Counsellor said Buddhists have grown up with Buddha’s teaching to develop ‘tolerance’, and their respect for the virtues of the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha, parents and teachers. She said she was extremely pleased to observe Sanghas from All Orders attending the present meeting in unity and working in the interest of the Theravada Buddha Sasana which is based on the teachings of the Buddha contained in the Suttas of the Pali canon known as the Pariyatti Sasana.
She added by saying that all Buddhists need to abide by the teachings of the Sayadaws related to spirituality and worldly affairs for the perpetuation, purification and propagation of the Buddha Sasana, which has remained the main tasks of the State Sangha Association of All Orders of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The State Counsellor finally expressed gratitude to the Venerable Sayadaws for their efforts to promote loving-kindness vibrations not only in Myanmar but also in the world in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha.
The second session of the meeting concluded after decisions and approvals had been made by the Sayadaws on the issues of Sangha committees.