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Message for the Official Opening of the John D. Hughes Dhamma Cetiya from Venerable Suddhananda Mahathero
Message for the Official Opening on 9 September 2007 from

Venerable Suddhananda Mahathero
Bangladesh Bouddha Kristi Prachar Sangha

Anita Hughes
Hon’ble Director
Buddhist Discussion Centre (Upwey) Ltd.

E-mail: wbu@bdcu.org.au

Dear Dhamma Sister,

It is indeed a matter of immense sorrow that due to the sudden deterioration of my health condition as well as the present situation of our country; I have not other way but to cancel my cherished visit to your organization and attend the Grand Opening Ceremony of the “John D. Hughes Dhamma Cetiya Meditation Hall and Library”.

Late Most Reverend John D. Hughes was a religious personality with high reputation in the international arena and in that line we had the opportunity of raised our voice for peace through Buddhism in the conference of World Fellowship of Buddhists, World Buddhist Sangha Council etc. As a gesture of friendship and cordial relationship, John D. Hughes was kind to visit Dharmarajika Complex, Dhaka two times. Today, I wish to recall with gratitude the invaluable support and financial cooperation and Reverend John D. Hughes and your organization for the welfare of the inmates of Dharmarajika.

Construction of Dhamma Cetiya Meditation Hall and Library in memory of Rev. John D. Hughes is quietly an appropriate decision and followers of Buddhists as well as peace lovers while visit your centre will remind them to make their lives sublime. In such a way Rev. John D. Hughes will be ever memorable to all of us in the days to come.

Had I the opportunity of being present in the Grand Opening Ceremony, I would be the happiest one and I whole heartedly wish the memorial service an excellent one. Please convey my deep regards to the Reverends who would be in the midst of the occasion and be engaged in prayer for Reverend John D. Hughes. Please accept my blessings and may you live long through the paths of the Triple Gem.

Yours in Dhamma,

Ven. Suddhananda Mahathero
Bangladesh Bouddha Kristi Prachar Sangha

May You Be Well and Happy

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