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20 Life-Changing Buddhist Lessons You NEED In Your Life

20 Life-Changing Buddhist Lessons You NEED In Your Life

 

1) Love heals everything

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”


2) What you do defines you, not what you say

“A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”

“A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.”


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3) Don’t believe everything

“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.”


4) What you think you become

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speak or act with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon…. If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.”


5) Living fully in the now is the secret of well-being

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”


6) Awaken yourself by looking within

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”


7) Words can be a double-edged sword

“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.”


8) Learn to control your mind, or it will control you

“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.”

“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”


9) You must walk your own path

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”


10) Happiness never decreases by being shared

“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.”


11) Kindness should be given to everyone

“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.”

“Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.”

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”


12) Let it go and watch your suffering leave you

“You only lose what you cling to.”


13) Spirituality is a necessity

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”


14) Let go of fear

“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.”


15) The truth always comes out

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”


16) Knowing yourself is priceless, profound knowledge

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”


17) Doubt destroys, trust unites

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”


18) You are deserving of your own love

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”


19. Replace jealousy with admiration

“Do not be jealous of others’ good qualities, but out of admiration adopt them yourself.”


20. Love and let go

“In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?”


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Matt Caron
Matt is the content manager of the Sivana blog, an enthusiastic Yoga teacher, and life voyager. He strives to inspire conscious living and conscious dialogue- not only for others but for himself. He's the founder of TheYogaBlog.com. You can find him on Facebook.

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