Going through rituals, ceremonies, touching “sacred” objects or even going on pilgrimages to holy places won’t make you a better or more authentic/orthodox Buddhist. It certainly doesn’t mean that the more time you spend at Lumbini, the more pious you are. Alas, some will never understand.
Thai pilgrims getting “blessed” with the baby Buddha’s bathwater at Lumbini.
© Chan Joon Yee