Buddhism is one of the oldest and most widespread religions of the world. While many of its adherents define Buddhism as a religion, and they see in this doctrine a "science of the mind." The basis of this science formed primarily observations and conclusions of the legendary sage Siddhartha Gautama, known as Buddha. His philosophy had an enormous influence on all the world religions and deserves to know about it, anyone, regardless of their beliefs. Today we want to introduce you to the most important lessons that gave us the Buddha.
1. Love conquers all
"Hatred can not overcome hatred, it can only be defeated by love. This is an eternal law ».
2. You will be determined not by what you say and what you do
"You can not call the wise man because he says, but if you see that he lives in a world of love and the absence of fear, it is actually a wise».
"A dog is not considered good if it only knows how to bark. A person can not be considered virtuous if he just says the right things and pleasant ».
3. The secret of good health - a full life in the present
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment fully».
"The secret of health for mind and body is not to lament the past, do not worry too much about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly».
4. Look gives an understanding
"We should not find their way into heaven. You just need to look into your heart ».
5. Words can hurt and heal
"Words have power and can both destroy and heal. The right and kind words can change our world ».
6. Release and it will be yours forever
"The surest way to lose - it keeps for something to cling».
7. No one can live your life for you
"No one will save us but ourselves. No one is able, and no one will. We ourselves have to go your way ».
8. Happiness is not reduced if they share
"Thousands of candles can light from a single candle, and the life it will not be shorter. Happiness does not become smaller when you share them ».
9. Be kind to all
"Be gentle with the young, compassionate with the elderly, tolerant of the weak and erring. Once in your life, or you'll have every one of them ».
"All and all pass a simple truth: humanity needed to update only a noble heart, heartfelt words and compassion».
10. Do not believe everything you say
"Do not trust what you hear; do not trust the traditions as they were passed from generation to generation; Do not trust anything, if it is a rumor or opinion of the majority; Do not trust if it is just recording the statements of some old sage; do not trust hunches; Do not trust what you believe to be true to what you are used to; do not trust one bare authority of your teachers and elders. After observation and analysis, when it agrees with reason and contributes to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live according to it ».
11. Do you think the way it is
"Everything that we have - it is the result of what we thought our life based on our thoughts and consists of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil intention, the suffering follow it, as the wheel follows the hoof of the ox pulling the cart ... If a man speaks or acts with a good purpose, then happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. "
12. Let go of your fears
"The whole secret of existence is freedom from fear. Do not be afraid of what will happen to you, your future will not change, but now will be calm ».
13. The truth is always open
"There are three things that can not be hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth».
14. Control your thoughts, or they will control you
"To enjoy good health, to create a true happiness for his family, to bring peace to all, one must first curb and control your own mind. If a man can control his mind, he will be able to find the path to enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue, of course, will come to him ».
"It is their own thoughts, not enemies or detractors predispose a person to the dark side».
15. Suspicions share. Trust combines
There is nothing worse for a relationship than the habit of suspicion. It is a poison that kills and eats away the love of friendship. It is a thorn that irritates and tunic; it is a sword that kills ».
16. No one is more worthy of your love than you
"You can look for all the world to who deserves your love and affection more than you do, but this man did not find anywhere else. You yourself, as no one else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection ».
17. Knowledge of other brings wisdom, self-knowledge gives enlightenment
"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Such a victory will always be with you. Her you can not take neither angels nor demons, neither heaven nor hell ».
18. Spirituality - is not a luxury, it is a necessity
"Just as a candle can not burn without fire, men can not exist without the spiritual life».
19. Replace the envy of admiration
"Do not be jealous of others' good qualities, but through the admiration plant them yourself».
20. Seek peace within yourself
"Peace of mind is within you. Do not look for it outside ».
21. Choose your friends with caution
"Bad and insincere friend to be feared more than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend hurts your soul ».
22. There is no recipe for happiness
"Happiness - it's not a good combination of external circumstances. It's just your state of mind ».
"There is no way to happiness; Happiness - is the way ».
23. The three most important things
"In the end, only three things matter how much we loved how easy it is and how we lived simply refused unnecessary».