April 16, 2024
He is considered as the one of the greatest human being , even Daanku Angulimaal who had killed 1000 people in his life had surrendered into buddhas feet.

Buddha or siddarth gautam was born on 6th or 5th century BCE in Lumbini province, Nepal today. He was prince and born in royal family. He was raised with all royal pleasures but leaved his home on the quest of answers of his own unanswered questions. He left his home in 29 years of age leaving his wife and 1year old son behind , in the search of truth and Happiness. Yuval noah harrari mentions on his book ” brief history of mankind ” Buddha was first person seeking biological Happiness.

Siddarth Gautam to Gautam Buddha:

Siddarth was young and charm prince raised with all the pleasures in his palace . He was married with the beautiful girl called Yasodhara. It is said that both were in a great love. Siddarth has lived all this worldly life and was not still satisfied. There is a story one day siddarth and his helper go on walk on chariot. On their way Siddarth saw old man first, then sick man and dead man being carried to the grave. Siddarth felt compassion and curiosity towards these people. He asked his helper shall we all have to be sick , shall we all have to be old one day, shall we all have to die ? His helper Replied we all will be sick at least one time in life , everyone gets old with the time and we all have to die one day. Then question arises in the mind of siddarth that why everyone have to be sick , why there is so much sufferring in this world. Then siddarth walks on the quest of Happiness and end of sufferings.

He wandered many places and went with many gurus to know the truth about life. He did everything all teachers told him but ,he was not satisfied with anyone answers. He did not stopped for searching the nature of reality. After 6 years of searching he got enlightened under bodhi tree while meditating on Bodhgaya what is india today.

Greatness of Buddha:

Budhha is believed to be first enlightened being , there might be many legends about Enlightened person on history but , we can say him first authenticated enlightened being. Although buddhism is religion, teachings of buddha are more scientific than religious. Many great thinkers from western society have said many things about buddha. When we read his teachings , they still feels fresh today. Buddhism is very higher level and Deep philosophy in the field of philosophy. He established dharma for the welfare of mankind. Later buddhism developed into many branches keeping the teachings of buddha as base or foundation. He never said i am god , he only said that i can show you true path to happiness. One western writer described buddha as: ” He was so godless and so godlike”. Buddhas answers to the question of people are always simple and compassionate may be that’s why he spread so widely. He is most influential figure in the history. He is considered as the one of the greatest human being , even Daanku Angulimaal who had killed 1000 people in his life had surrendered into buddhas feet.

Core teaching and principles:

The teaching of buddha are summarized as Four Noble truths and Eightfold path. His teachings are written in text in pali canon after several century of his death. Before that they were transmitted orally by his disciples and followers. Buddhas teachings emphasizes on awareness , do any work being awake, not with confused mind. Buddhas teaching: teaches us enlightenment through compassion , mindfulness and meditation. Following his spiritual path many people have attained liberation and freedom. Vipassana (insight meditation)meditation being popular on the west now days, was found by buddha.

Here are the 20 usefull Quotes from Budhha:

  • “Nothing is forever except change”
  • “The root of suffering is attachment “
  • “Pain is certain suffering is optional”
  • “There is no path to happiness happiness is the path”
  • “Life means here and now , do not dwell in the past do not dream about future concentrate on present”
  • “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth”
  • “When it hurts observe life is trying to teach you”
  • “Thousands of candles can be lighted from single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared”
  • “Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded”
  • “We are what we think All that are arises with our thoughts. with our thoughts we make the world”
  • “The mind is everything . What you think, you become”
  • “He has the most who is most content with the least”
  • “Give , if you only have little”
  • “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger”
  • “Doubt everything , Find your own light”
  • “Happiness do not depend upon on what you have or who you are. it solely relies on what you think”
  • “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely”
  • “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life , and one life can change the world”
  • “Health is the greatest gift , contentment the greatest wealth , faithfulness the best Relationship’

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