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10th Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists 1972
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Since the old times Sakyamuni Buddha had his disciples propagate the Teaching of Buddhism, time and changing of the world has flourished practice and understanding of Buddhism into various schools and traditions namely Theravada, Mahayana or Vajrayana and so many sects disseminated from Asia to other continents. Still we are all disciples of one and only, Lord Buddha. Many scholars in the old times realized that it was the time that Buddhism should have unity and amity for sustainability and prosperous of Buddhism. The distinguished Sri Lankan Pali scholar who initiated and propelled this idea and led to establishment of the world organization was Dr. G.P. Malalasekera. The World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) was inaugurated at the Dalada Maligawa, the Holy Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy, Sri Lanka on 25 May B.E. 2493 (1950), a day associated with the Buddhist Vesakha.
Issued Country Sri Lanka
Issued Year 26.05.1972
Category Buddhist Symbol Events Buddhist Organisation
Type First Day Cover
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