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Buddha and Buddha's Teachings

 

 

 

Buddha (B.C. 483-563) is an Indian philosopher and spiritual leader. Buddha's Wisdom is broad and endless. Buddha's Spirit is full of great Compassion. Buddha leads us with His whole heart of Compassion.

Buddha's teachings recorded in over five thousand volumes have been preserved and handed down for more than 2,500 years extending beyond borders and racial barriers of the world. They touch on all aspects of human life and bring meaning to it.

 

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We are what we think. All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

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Buddha's Path To Liberation

From right understanding proceeds right thought;

from right thought proceeds right speech;

from right speech proceeds right action;

from right action proceeds right livelihood;

from right livelihood proceeds right effort;

from right effort proceeds right awareness;

from right awareness proceeds right concentration;

from right concentration proceeds right wisdom;

from right wisdom proceeds right liberation.

 

 

 

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The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character.

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Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.

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To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. 


Better a single day of life seeing the reality of arising and passing away than a hundred years of existence remaining blind to it.

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Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

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The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness.

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Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

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Buddha on Happiness

There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.

The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness.

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Tame the mind. This is the greatest challenge before you. It rushes here and there, swifter than the wind, more slippery than water. If you can arrest the flights of the mind to your will, happiness will be assured to you.

The wise man takes great care to guard his thoughts. They are very subtle, very difficult to perceive and slip out of control at the tinniest opportunity. A well guarded mind brings happiness.

The earnest person is like fire. Fire burns away everything big or small. The Greatest man and the smallest are equally consumed by fire. The fire of earnestness demolishes all the vanities, passions and terrors of life.

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.

When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

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.

Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

Let the wise guard their thoughts, which are difficult to perceive, extremely subtle, and wander at will. Thought which is well guarded is the bearer of happiness.

If you keep thinking of all the way in which others cheated you, fought with you, degraded you or angered you, your heart will forever be full of hatred. Learn to let go, and be happy.

He who is seeking his own happiness and who punishes those who also long for happiness is running after a chimera. No happiness shall come his way for having destroyed that of others..

The wise man knows that the earnestness is the most beautiful jewel in his crown. His happiness is not marred. It is the only jewel which gains in beauty with every passing day, where diamonds and rubies lose their gloss with every passing day.

The good man should not tire of his good deeds. Till their fruit ripens, he may have to suffer bad times. But once the good deeds ripen, his life is suffused with happiness.

Though a man may strive, a knowledge will not be perfect while fear and worries cloud his mind. While perplexity robs his mind of peace, his knowledge will not forth the perfume of happiness.

If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater.

If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.

 

Happy vs. Unhappy People

 

 

 

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Though he should conquer a thousand men a thousand times, yet he indeed who would conquer himself is the nobles victor.

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Buddha on Conquering

 

 

 

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Conquer the angry man by love.

Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness.

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As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.

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Watch the thought and its ways with care, and let it spring from love born out of concern for all beings.

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Not to do any evil, To cultivate good, To purify one's mind,

This is the advice of the Buddhas.

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Though he should conquer a thousand men in the battlefield a thousand times, yet he, indeed, who would conquer himself is the noblest victor.

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Truth

Buddha always emphasized the rational pursuit of truth. He advocated reason over blind faith and advised his disciples to critically judge his words before accepting them.

"Buddha was speaking about reality," says Dalai Lama. "Reality may be one, in its deepest essence, but Buddha also stated that all propositions about reality are only contingent. Reality is devoid of any intrinsic identity that can be captured by any one single proposition that is what Buddha meant by "voidness." Therefore, Buddhism strongly discourages blind faith and fanaticism."

"Of course, there are different truths on different levels. Things are true relative to other things; "long" and "short" relate to each other, "high" and "low," and so on. But is there any absolute truth? Something self-sufficient, independently true in itself? I don't think so."

"In Buddhism we have the concept of "interpretable truths," teachings that are reasonable and logical for certain people in certain situations. Buddha himself taught different teachings to different people under different circumstances. For some people, there are beliefs based on a Creator. For others, no Creator. The only "definitive truth" for Buddhism is the absolute negation of any one truth as the Definitive Truth.'

 

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We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

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Buddha's Teachings

Character, Personality

Success has a hundred parents, but failure is an orphan.

The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love born out of concern for all beings.

He is able who thinks he is able.

Relationships

Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.

Hatreds never cease by hatreds in this world. By love alone they cease. This is an ancient Law.

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.

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.

Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the Truth as their lamp, and holding fast to the Truth as their refuge, they shall reach the topmost height.

A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.