It doesn't matter what religion you practice, what your background is or where you stand in life.
Buddha created and inspired generations of people to be their best selves, no matter where they came from.
Some of his sayings are the most intelligent in the world and incredibly life-changing. By understanding and analyzing his work, he can teach us so much about how to live our lives to the fullest.
“All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?”
We must change the way we think about things in order for them to be better. If our thought process changes, so will our lives.
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything.”
It's just like the old saying, we are what we think we are. We can't expect to be good if we don't think we are.
We can't expect to succeed in life if secretly, deep down inside, we truly believe we can't. When our beliefs about ourselves change, so do our outcomes.
“To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others”
It is more difficult to figure out where we are going in life than it is to figure out someone else. It is the most rewarding task because of how great the challenge is.
The path to discovering ourselves will be the hardest path we have to pave, but it will also lead us to be the best we can be.
“What we think, we become.”
The people who stay put in life are the people who believed that was where they would end up.
If you dream big, big things happen, no matter how crazy people tell you that you are. We can become anything, as long as we think it.
“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”
If the work you are doing doesn't make you want to wake up every morning, then it's time to find new work. There are only so many days in our lives to do what we love to do.
“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.”
Some people have fear that gets in the way of their dreams. They have a bucket list of things that have never been completed because they fear what others may think.
When you clear the fear from your mind, life will be more open to you.
“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself”
There is no way to go further in life if you are unwilling to give it your all. You must pave your own path to know the path that is best. You cannot follow someone else's path because you have not created it.
“The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”
Some hide in fear of what others may think of them because of what society tells them. Those who are not afraid of themselves are not afraid of anything.
Express your feelings, follow what moves you and never be afraid to be you.
“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”
Those who live in jealousy and hate will eventually fall to it. If you let go of the past, there is less to worry about.
Don't be upset with things you cannot control. For those things that you can control take the time to acknowledge your anger and move on from it.
“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”
If you live every day to the fullest, you will not be afraid to die tomorrow.
If this isn't the way you feel every day when you wake up, you must make a change to your life. Those who are not afraid to die are those who have learned to live.
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