Youth Buddhist Society [YBS] is a volunteer, non-governmental, non-sectarian, non-profit, non-political people’s development movement based on engaged Buddhism established on 1986 in Sankisa, Uttar Pradesh – India.
YBS has brought about grass root initiative, involvement and development of mind among thousand of villagers and human race in India.
Logo and Meaning
‘Candle stand’ in the middle means the foundation of Dhamma, Three candles represent The Three Jewels [Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha], by the help of The Three Jewels to turn the Dhamma Wheel [Dhammachakra] produce light to the candles.
Light means ‘Wisdom’ [pal. pañña], Wisdom bring about happiness to society in turn the hapiness will become the source of crops (paddy on left and right), green environment, etc.
Left side Hindi character [Bahujana Hitaya: in favour of all] and right side [Bahujana sukkhaya: happiness for all].
The text on the ribbon below is “Youth Buddhist Society Development Committee” Those as described above is the very goal of Youth Buddhist Society Development Committee, we want to make it happened in this world.
I visited Sankisa with my late father on 1986, sankisa was a holy place of Shakya family, this was the place where Buddha Shakyamuni descended from Pureland of Tavatimsa. Buddha spent 3 months in Tavatimsa in order to gave teaching to his mother.
Nowadays, those Shakya families already has lost their root of Buddhism, as a Buddha’s follower, we considered Buddhism is our precious teaching, that is why it is very important to preserve it and pass it to our next generation.
This is the main reason on 1986 we established Youth Buddhist Society, non-government, non-profit, non-political, a grass roots initiative, involvement and development among thousand of villages in India.
Social problem, poverty, environmental, economical, war, drugs, tsunami and so on, this is become 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), he said that we can removed those suffering by remove the causes in order to attain happiness.
These days many weird modern sickness, mental become negative due to lack of training of spiritual, most of us too busy with our negativity and those negativity keep increasing day by day. We need to set back and look carefully what we had done, then we can think of the solution to control even removed those negativity.
This world is a beautiful garden, 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, lets forget about caster system, religion, skin color, country, superiority, lets join hand in hand together to built a better world for our future generation.
Youth Buddhist Society 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 want to transform themselves, transform those negativity to bring a peaceful world, your contribution means a lot, even the smallest as well. (Suresh Chandra Bauddha)