The world can be a very dark and scary place, i mean let’s admit it; people can be really bad. However, people can also be really good. All the world needs is a little spiritual enlightenment!
Life is an amazing thing, and the human spirit has endless capabilities. Humans have the chance to succeed at anything! All we have to do is channel our energy into productivity. Often times people channel their energy into negative things such as partying, lust, or greed. I think in today’s times, the world has gained somewhat of a negative connotation to it. Life is more often labelled as a bad thing than a good thing!
Negativity not only ruins a mood and kills a vibe, but it also causes some immense issues. At some point the world took a violent turn towards corporate greed and self entitlement, but we have to remember we are all here together! We have to make a movement towards peace and harmony somewhere, why not start with these 20 life changing lessons from Buddha? Afterall, Buddha is the symbol of all peace, right?
Love Heals All Wounds – “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.” ~ Buddha
It’s not what you say, but what you do that defines you – A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.” ~ Buddha
The Secret of good health is to completely live in the present – “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ~ Buddha
Who looks inside awakens – “The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.” ~ Buddha
Words Have the Power to Both Hurt and Heal – “Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.” ~ Buddha
Let go, and it will be yours forever – “You only lose what you cling to.”
No one can walk in your path for you – “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” ~ Buddha
Happiness Never Decreases by Being Shared – “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
Be Kind to All – “Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.” ~ Buddha
Don’t Believe Everything You are Told to Believe – “Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” ~ Buddha
As You Think, So Shall You Be – “All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speak or act with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon…. If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.”
Let Go of Fear – “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”
The Truth Always has a Way Out – “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
Control Your Mind, or It will Control You – “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”
“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
Doubt Separates. Trust Unites – “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”
Nobody is More Deserving of your Love than Yourself – “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
Knowing Others is Wisdom, Knowing yourself is Enlightenment – “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.”
Spirituality isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity – “Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”
Replace Jealousy With Admiration – “Do not be jealous of others’ good qualities, but out of admiration adopt them yourself.”
Look For Peace Within Yourself – “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
Anger is Your Worst Enemy – “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha
You Achieve Peace Within Yourself, Not from Anyone Else – Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” – Buddha
Choose Your Friends Wisely – “An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.” – Buddha
Health is Wealth – “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”