Siddhartha Gautama was a great spiritual mentor and founder of Buddhism in ancient India. In most Buddhist traditions, it is considered the Supreme Buddha. Translated the word “Buddha” – means “awakened” or “enlightened.”
Siddhartha – the main figure in Buddhism, and information about his life, teachings, monastic principles after his death were systematized and perpetuated by his followers.
Today I want to discuss several important life lessons that I learned from the teachings of the Buddha.
1. Starting small is normal
“The jug is filled gradually, drop by drop”
Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “Every master was once an amateur.” We all start small, do not neglect the small. If you are consistent and patient, you will succeed! No one can succeed in just one night: success comes to those who are ready to start small and work hard until the jug is full.
2. Thoughts are material
“Everything we represent is the result of what we think about ourselves. If a person speaks or acts with bad thoughts, pain follows him. If a person speaks or acts with pure intentions, happiness follows him, which, like a shadow, will never leave him. ”
Buddha said: “Our consciousness is all. You become what you think. ” Jeims Allen said: “Man is the brain.” In order to live correctly, you must fill your brain with the “right” thoughts.
Your thinking determines actions; your actions determine the outcome. Thinking right will give whatever you want; wrong thinking is an evil that will eventually destroy you.
If you change your thinking, you will change your life. The Buddha said: “All misconduct arises from reason. If the mind changes, will misconduct continue? ”
“To restrain anger in oneself is the same as grabbing hot coal with the intention of throwing it at someone else; burn you
When you release those who are imprisoned in the prison of unforgiveness, you release yourself from that prison. You will not be able to suppress anyone, not suppressing yourself too. Learn to forgive. Learn to forgive faster.
4. Your actions matter
“No matter how many commandments you read, no matter how much you say, what will they mean if you do not follow them?”
They say: “Words do not cost anything”, and this is so. To grow, you must act; to grow quickly, you need to act every day. Glory does not fall on your head!
Glory to all, but only those who are constantly acting will be able to know it. The proverb says: “God gives each bird a worm, but does not throw it into the nest.” Buddha said: “I do not believe in destiny that falls on people when they act, but I believe in destiny that falls on them if they are idle.”
5. Try to understand
“Arguing with the present, we are angry, we stopped fighting for the truth, we started fighting only for ourselves”
Stefan Covey said: “First try to understand, and only then try to understand you.” Easy to say and hard to do; You must apply all your strength to understand the point of view of the “other” person. When you feel anger overwhelm you, destroy it. Listen to others, understand their point of view, and you will find peace. Focus more on being happy than right.
6. Defeat yourself
“It is better to defeat yourself than to win thousands of battles. Then your victory. Neither angels, nor demons, nor heaven or hell can take it away from you. ”
He who defeats himself is stronger than any lord. In order to defeat yourself, you need to defeat your mind. You have to control your thoughts. They should not rage like the waves of the sea. You might think, “I can’t control my thoughts. A thought comes when she pleases. ”To this I reply: you cannot forbid a bird to fly over you, but you can undoubtedly prevent it from laying its nest on your head. Banish thoughts that do not correspond to the life principles by which you want to live. The Buddha said: “It is not the enemy or the ill-wisher, but the consciousness of man luring him to a curved path.”
7. Live in harmony
“Harmony comes from within. Do not look for her outside
Do not look outside for what can only be in your heart. Often we can search outside, only to distract ourselves from the true reality. The truth is that harmony can only be found within yourself. Harmony is not a new work, not a new car or a new marriage … harmony is new opportunities and they start with you.
8. Be grateful
“Let’s stand and thank for the fact that if we didn’t study a lot, then at least we did not study much, and if we didn’t study a little, then at least we didn’t get sick, if we fell ill, then at least we didn’t die. Therefore, we will be grateful “
There is always something to thank for. Do not be so pessimistic that for a minute, even at the time of a quarrel, you are not able to realize thousands of things for which it is worth being grateful. Not everyone was able to wake up this morning; Yesterday, some fell asleep for the last time. There is always something to thank, understand it and thank. A grateful heart will make you great!
9. Be true to what you know.
“The most important offense is not to be faithful to what you know for sure”
We know a lot, but we don’t always do what we know. If you fail, it will not happen because you didn’t know what to do; it is because you did not do what you knew. Do as you know. Do not just assimilate information, but focus on thoughts about who you want to become, until you have a strong desire to prove it.
“It is better to travel than to arrive at the place”
Life is a journey! I am happy, pleased and satisfied with today. I can visit the best places and try the best wines, but I travel. Do not postpone your happiness indefinitely, trying to achieve a goal that you think can make you happy. Travel today, enjoy the journey.