3 BUDDHIST laws that turn your life

Buddhist laws that will transform your whole world ... and make you a lot happier!

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You do not have to practice yoga or follow Ayurvedic diet to include in your life, some ideals of Buddhism (but if you do, it will only benefit you).

So, whether you are thinking about how to bring balance to your dosha or not - it does not hurt you to learn about the three elements of the cornerstones of Buddhism, "Noble Truths", as they call themselves Buddhists and how they can be incorporated in your daily life ...


1. Dukkha: Life is painful and full of suffering
It is this truth, many people believe that Buddhism is pessimistic or negative religion. This is not surprising - after all, what else can you think of to find out that one of the cornerstones of the pillars of the religion says about "life is suffering." But the meaning of this noble truth is much deeper. She tells us "life is difficult, so bear with it" ... but not only. So what it says really?

The fact that we often make their own lives more painful, trying to suppress unpleasant emotions or avoid them. Yes, our lives are full of such inevitable feelings and emotions: a sense of loss, sadness, fatigue, boredom, anxiety ... they then come then go, and there's nothing we can do about it.

But too tied to certain expectations, material objects and circumstances, sometimes we ourselves create for themselves acute irritation, frustration and other forms of suffering. So is not it better instead of having to be afraid of suffering, or tend completely get rid of them (and more frustrated, realizing that it is impossible), they try to understand and accept?

How can you use this noble truth in their daily lives?

Enough to believe that you do something wrong. Understand that death, aging, illness, suffering and loss - of our lives. Practice acceptance of life as it is. And yet - give up the idea that your life is bound to be easy and safe - both physically and emotionally. This is wrong, unnatural and inspired us from the outside - the world of fashion, celebrities and cosmetics manufacturers.

Diseases, broken heart, loss, frustration and irritation - it's all part of our lives, and we can not hide from them, pretending that we do not notice them. Try to accept the imperfection of our lives, and to abandon the idea that it should take place only in a certain way, and nothing else. Open your heart uncertainty.

2. Anitya: life Brenna and fickle
Anita, or "impermanence" means exactly what you think - our life is constantly changing. We are no longer able to return to any previous moment, nor repeat it. With the passage of days, the cells of our body are constantly being updated, changing our thoughts and moods, changing the temperature outside and the weather, as day follows night. Every day, every minute and second of our lives - different. Always.

And here is the paradox: when we are bad, when we upset about something, the idea of ​​changeability of life is able to comfort us. If our life nothing is permanent, which means that our pain will pass sooner or later. But when we are happy and well, the same idea is able to instill fear in us.

But if we abstract from these two views on the idea of ​​changeability of life, then you will understand how it liberates. In ancient Greece, about 100 years after the Buddha first suggested the idea, the philosopher Heraclitus expressed it in other words: "You can not step twice into the same river." And he's right, because all that we have - a time in which we live.

How can you use this noble truth in their daily lives?

Take the idea of ​​changeability. Accept the fact that everything is constantly changing. After all, if you think about it carefully, you will realize how wonderful it is. Yes, sometimes the idea of ​​variability may seem scary, but it helps us a lot more to appreciate what we have here and now: our personal relationship, the body, mood, health, favorite shoes, work, youth, soundness of mind. So let us will appreciate pleasant moments, knowing that those that do not like us, sooner or later, will be held.

3. anatma we are constantly changing
When I ask my clients what they want to achieve from our meetings, I often hear in response: "I want to find myself." Our culture is impregnated from top to bottom the belief that somewhere within us, whether between the heart and the liver, or brain, or anywhere else you can find something indivisible, indestructible and unchangeable something that is our essence or soul .

Buddhism also implies that we have no permanent and unchanging essence. According to Anita, the variability, the cells of our bodies, our memories, thoughts and circumstances - in short, everything that eventually forms our personality changes with time.

Yes, of course, we all have a personality, though it may change over time. We have names, work, and many other features that help us to identify each other and to understand that we - we.

But the idea of ​​the inner unchanging essence - this is another lie that we absorbed with our culture. But in our power to give it up, and thus we assume that we ourselves can change - at any place and at any time. As once said Thich Nhat Hanh, "With all the possible variability».

How can you use this noble truth in their daily lives?

Instead of trying to "find himself", to better focus on the creation itself - the way you would like to see yourself exactly at this point. After all, our strength is that we can now feel completely different than yesterday - and to be a completely different person. And the fact that today we have depression, it does not mean that we will suffer it forever. We can change. We can forgive yourself and others.

And as soon as we abandon the idea that we are supposedly in constant and unchanging, we will be much easier to endure the fickleness of life - because each day meet the new "we».

MEGAN BRUNEAU

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