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The Universal Lotus Greeting,“Sukhi hotu”

Let me begin by wishing each and every one of you “Sukhi hotu”. This wise and compassionate greeting in Pali means, “May you be happy and well always”. The greeting’s plural form is, “Sukhi hotu”.


The gracefulness and charm of the Lotus Greeting are self-evident as brilliantly captured in the images of Dhammaputris and Dhammaputras (lay daughters and sons of the Sublime Buddha Dhamma) practicing it in daily life. This should inspire others to practice the universally meaningful and directly beneficial greeting as well.


Insights into the meaning, universal relevance, significance, direct personal benefits, and other related elements of the Universal Lotus Greeting will be outlined through a series of articles that are to follow.