10 Best Buddha Quotes

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 xcbest. 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.

Courtesy: Elite Daily


The Secret to Happiness

What do we all have in common? We all want to be happy, no matter what age, stage, cultural or economic background we come from. The pursuit of happiness in universal terms simply amounts to feeling loved. Is it surprising then that when someone compliments us it makes our day and criticism makes us feel hurt and wounded?

Where are you looking for happiness?

The pursuit of happiness is really the search for love, approval and appreciation from the outside. Deep down, most of us function from the belief that, “Unless people approve of me, I’m worthless”. Most of us grew up believing that the admiration and respect of others [society] will get us the happiness and success we want. We also believe that satisfaction will be attained by romance or marriage, wealth or fame. No wonder then that we all live in a fear of failing and thus the fear almost runs our lives.

As long as our safety depends on how others judge us, we’re doomed for a life of disappointment. One of my gurus said to me, “No appointments, no disappointments!” Think about it. Expectation and disappointments are two sides of the same coin.

A familiar fear we all experience is the feeling, “There’s something wrong with me, and I’m not OK. If I was OK, they would love me and think I’m important.” We hardly ever inquire within ourselves if this is really true, and we may spend our life living this lie.

Why does this feeling originate?

It all starts in our thinking process. Whenever our thoughts focus on what’s missing in our life, when we feed a feeling of ‘lack’, we germinate the seeds of discontent. Our mental chatter becomes, “If only I .. had a companion/ was rich/ was living in America and so on. I would be happy.”

The irony is that the more we concentrate on what’s missing the more we struggle to win love and appreciation from others and the more we move away from actually experiencing them. Like needy little children, we banish happiness every time we want to impress and win approval from them. Whenever we try to please or manipulate others, or try to influence their reactions, we are increasing fear in our life. No wonder then, that the result is pain. Control creates separation and separation is painful.

Want to know the secret?

The eternal paradox is that in order to feel loved and appreciated we first need to love ourselves. Until then, no act of God or mortal can make us feel valuable and appreciated. When we love and accept ourselves we can allow others to love us. Now how simple is that! As simple as you make it to be! Go on, be happy and spread the secret.

Courtesy: Complete Well-Being