Buddhism is a very peaceful religion that centers
around releasing oneself from attachments and feelings of dissatisfaction, and
embracing liberation through following simple truths and a regular meditation
practice. At the core of Buddhism is the development of mindfulness; Buddhists
believe that by becoming more mindful and present in everything you do, say and
think, you will eventually enter a state of what’s known as “Nirvana,” or the
ultimate liberation and awakening of the soul. In studying Buddhist teachings,
we can learn many important life lessons that will help all of us along this
sometimes difficult but rewarding journey on Earth.
HERE ARE 10 LIFE LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM BUDDHIST
GIVE GENEROUSLY TO OTHERS...
“If you knew what I know about the power of giving
you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.”
“Give, even if you only have a little.”
“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also
brighten your path.”
“In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in
compassion lies the world’s true strength.”
“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.”
FREE YOURSELF FROM ATTACHMENTS...
“See them, floundering in their sense of mine, like
fish in the puddles of a dried-up stream — and, seeing this, live with no mine,
not forming attachment for states of becoming.”
“Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly
worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.”
“Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”
“The root of all suffering is desire.”
“All conditioned things are impermanent’ — when one
sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.”
TAKE THE JOURNEY WITHIN TO FIND ANSWERS...
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one
may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
“There are only two mistakes one can make along the
road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”
“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a
thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you.”
WALK A HUMBLE PATH...
“Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices:
those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever’s not
full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.”
“Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are
the wise unshaken by praise or blame.”
“Imagine that every person in the world is
enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right
things to help you.”
CONQUER THE EGO (MIND) AND FREE THE SOUL...
“To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering
“Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.”
“A mind unruffled by the vagaries of fortune, from
sorrow freed, from defilements cleansed, from fear liberated — this is the
“There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the
RELEASE FEELINGS OF HATE, RESENTMENT, AND FEAR...
“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world —
above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.”
“It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a
person free from remorse.”
“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be
punished by your anger.”
“If the problem can be solved why worry? If the
problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.”
“Let none find fault with others; let none see the
omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and
“Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the
BE HERE NOW...
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower
clearly, our whole life would change.”
“The past is already gone, the future is not yet
here. There’s only one moment for you to live.”
“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are.
Otherwise you will miss most of your life.”
“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is
what matters most.”
YOU ARE THE WRITER OF YOUR OWN DESTINY...
“Purity or impurity depends on oneself. No one can
“You yourself must strive, The Buddhas only point the
NOURISH YOUR BODY WITH THE RIGHT FOODS...
“Every human being is the author of his own health or
10. DON’T RESIST REALITY...
“The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the
wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.”
“Happiness or sorrow, whatever befalls you, walk on