Buddha, the light of Asia was one of the greatest man of all times. Great were his teachings which the mightiest reliogion of humanity became. No matter what religion you follow his teachings are universal. His teachings have strength to awaken people to reality and make them introspect themselves and to attain a new perspective towards peace.
Here are 10 lessons from buddha for a better life.
1. Life :
According to him,”if you truly loved yourself,you could never hurt another“. The first step in truly finding love is recognizing you need to love yourself.When you do that,you create a strong foundation for lasting bond with someone.
2. Peace :
Buddhism teaches people that real source of happiness is inner peace. If our mind is peaceful, we shall be happy, all the time,regardless of external conditions, but if it is distorted,we shall never be happy .External conditions can only make us happy,if our mind is peaceful.
3. Happiness :
”There is no path to happiness, happiness is a path “. For Buddha, the path of happiness starts from an understanding of the root cause of suffering. Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.
4. Success :
The first thing Buddhism would say about success is that it is fleeting, like everything in this world. Success is not the key to success. If you love what you are doing,you will be successful.
5. Kindness :
Acc to him,”Don’t be impressed by money, degrees and titles instead be impressed by kindness ,integrity and humanity. Being a good person doesn’t depend on your religion, color or race. It depends on how you treat others and how kind are you to others.
6. Patience :
In Buddhism, Patience is an act of self compassion that gives rise to equanimity. Buddha considered patience to be one of the mental states that an awakened person has perfected.
7. Equality :
”As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgements but rain your kindness equally on all ”. At the highest tantric levels,you must respect every one.
8. Mind :
There is nothing more disobedient than an undisciplined mind ,and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind. We are shaped by our thoughts, we become what we think.
And remember, when the mind is pure, joy follows like shadow that never leaves.
9. Gratitude :
Acc to him, let us riseup and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot atleast we learnt 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.
10. Self :
No one saves us but ourselves, no one can and no one may . We ourselves must walk the path. Don’t look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself.
Buddha’s teachings have really inspired millions and will continue to do so in future . The name has enriched history of India more than any other name. The founder of largest religion on earth , he was the only man in history regarded as a god by large amount of people. His teachings have really helped a lot of people to attain inner peace and happiness in life.
Here were 10 teachings by buddha for a better life, hope it helps you to move forward on your spiritual journey.