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Life lessons from the Buddha

I myself am not religious but I do study different religions and philosophers to incorporate their teaching into my life. One of my favorites being Buddhism. Siddhartha Gautama The Buddha was a Spiritual teacher and the founder of Buddhism. When he was 29 years old he left his home in India to seek the reasons for the suffering he saw around him. After six years the Buddha became the awaken one. He would go on for 45 years longer teaching that there is indeed suffering in this world and how to deal with the suffering. Here are some of the lessons that can be used in the modern world.

Practice the Middle way - According to the Buddha the root of suffering comes from desires. He teaches us to find a happy medium between complete discomfort and over indulging in our desires. We should be satisfy with what we already have.

Create Good Karma - The Buddha believes that there is Good Karma and Bad Karma. This means Good thing’s happen to good people and bad thing’s happen to bad people. This is why we should always do good deeds and help others out when given the opportunity. However the Buddha teachers us not to give what we don’t have.

Live every day like it’s your last - Do what must be be done today. Don’t over work yourself who knows tomorrow death comes. We must enjoy every day as it is given to us.

Love and compassion over conflict - The Buddha teachers us that while in conflict choose compassion.

Use your wisdom in silence - We must learn to listen more. We must accept the fact that we don’t know everything. The fact is that we are all teachers in this world. We can something from everyone.

Adopt the right view -Don’t get upset with people or situations both are powerless without your reactions. The Buddha says we need to more mindful of our thoughts and become aware why we think what we think.

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