Siddhartha Gautama – who found Buddhism – was known as a wonderful spiritual leader from the ancient India. In most of the Buddhist traditions, he is also described as the Supreme Buddha. The word “Buddha” is understood as “awakened one” or even “the enlightened one”.
Siddhartha is the main figure in Buddhism. Specially, the accounts of his life including teachings and the monastic rules were believed to be
Buddha And His Valuable Life Lessons
recapitulated after his death and largely memorized by his great followers.
What can you learn from Buddha?
Learn To Forgive
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned”.
Once we release individuals who we are likely to hold captive in the prison of intolerance, it means that we ourselves are just released from the prison. Actually, we may not keep anyone down without staying down with them. When taking revenge on our enemies, anything we can get is a sense of pain and hurt. It is time to learn to forgive!
It Is Our Actions That Count
Keep in mind that “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”.
To progress, it is necessary for us to act. To progress very quickly, we are advised to act daily and frequently. Greatness shall not fall upon us!
Although greatness is for everybody, only people who are always ready to act consistently just experience it. According to Buddha, “I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act”. Therefore, in order to be great, we need to act greatly.
Furthermore, “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell”.
A person who may conquer herself is very great and special. To conquer ourselves, it is essential for us to conquer our mind and control our thinking. Our thoughts should be kept in peace, not be tossed to and fro as the waves in the sea. Don’t forget to dismiss the thoughts contrary to the life we yearn to live.
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful”.
In this life, there will be many things to be thankful for. Try not to be pessimistic about everything for a specific time, or even a split moment or we can fail to recognize numerous things we need to be thankful for.
Try To Be Thankful
Did we know that there had someone who went to sleep last night for their lasttime and people who did not wake up this morning any more? As a result, there is always something around us to be grateful for, realize them and give our honest thanks. A grateful heart will make us greater than ever!
Live in Peace
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without”.
Sometimes, we can look without distracting ourselves from the reality. In fact, peace may be only found within. Try to bear in mind that peace is not a new car, a new job or a new partner. It is truly a new perspective. This new perspective will begin and accompany us.
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