On that day, Me, Vipin and Vikas have a little heated up discussion on the teachings of Buddha. They were not against Buddha, but they think Buddha’s approach to life is very impractical and of little or no use. Though the things ended up in good, and they were actually agreed on my points. But the incident got repeated when one of family members was looking at my phone, and I was not able to convince him. So I decided to pen down this blog post and present my point of view to all.
Buddha’s approach to life is not about giving up on worldly things and to live like a bhikkhu (monk). But in reality, it is about embracing things and living life in a systematic approach.
|Buddha Quotes #1|
You are what you think. All that you are arises from your thoughts. With your thoughts you make your world.
It is all about the way of your thinking. Your ATTITUDE. If you think positively and take things with positive and healthy attitude, the more positive things will happen to you. And if you nag about the situation, and look things negatively, most probably negative things happen to you. So be positive because being positive only make you a better man.
|Buddha Quotes #2|
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
It’s a new day and you need to start a fresh. Forget your past glories or fallouts but what you are going today is what really matters. You will be judged on your present feats not on your past performances. For e.g. In a football match, what really matters about your favourite team, not their past achievements but their day’s performance.
|Buddha Quotes #3|
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
No one is going to love you or appreciate you, unless you are not going to love or appreciate yourself. People appreciate those, who appreciate themselves. Transform yourself. Do some workout. Get some new clothes. Be smart. Be confident. And when you start loving yourself, you will find that people also start appreciating you.
|Buddha Quotes #4|
There’s a mess inside you; You clean the outside.
Sometimes the problem is not in our looks but it is in our attitude. We think, everything will be fine after doing this or that but the problem is never going to solve (even if we have got momentary success). The problem, only going to solve, when we change our attitude, working style, way to see the world.
|Buddha Quotes #5|
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
I think quote is self-explanatory. Your anger is not going to solve any problem in this world. It will only make things worse than ever. So why be angry? When you can start things with a smile.
|Buddha Quotes #6|
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.
Living in present, and living with a positive attitude not only makes you a happy person but also a healthy person. So live in the present moment, because you never know, what you will going to experience in this very moment.
|Buddha Quotes #7|
Many do not realize that we here must die. For those who realize this, quarrels end.
We are all going to die someday, so why we are fighting? Why we are wasting our time in things we don’t love? We are planning for future, that we haven’t seen and we are regretting over our past mistakes. Please go enjoy your life because you might not able to do same in next moment.
|Buddha Quotes #8|
There is no path to happiness; happiness is the path.
There is nothing like way to happiness. Happiness is not some destination. Happiness is itself a path, it is your journey. If you live in present moment and live your life positively, it is happiness.
|Buddha Quotes #9|
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.
Have you ever seen a flower? Then you will know, what I really mean.
|Buddha Quotes #10|
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
And you know what I really means.