20 Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

Siddhartha Gautama was a great spiritual leader and founder of Buddhism in ancient India.

In translation the word “Buddha” means “awakened one” or “enlightened one“.

Buddha was born a prince, but soon he realized that materialistic things could not provide lasting happiness or protection from suffering. Finally, he became a preacher and founded Buddhism.

If we integrate Buddha’s teachings into our daily life we will be able to solve all our inner problems and attain a truly peaceful mind.

“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.” – Buddha

Here are 20 Life Changing Lessons from Buddha:

1. Focusing on the present:

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

2. Live in peace:

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

3. Spirituality is a necessity:

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

4. Be Thankful:

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

5. Who looks inside awakens:

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

6. Let go of fear in order to live fully:

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

7. Short and meaningful speech:

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

8. Learn to forgive:

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.”

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

9. Giving to others:

Give, even if you only have a little.

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

10. Begs the world to spread Love:

Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across.”

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

11. Create your own path:

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

12. Truth cannot hidden:

Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

13. Life and Death:

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

14. Choose friends very wisely:

A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.”

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

15. Do Meditation:

Meditate … do not delay, lest you later regret It.

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

16. Happiness isn’t a destination:

There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

17. Truth cannot be hidden:

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

18. Think of good things:

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

19. Its Okay to Start Small:

A jug fills drop by drop.”

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

20. Health is wealth:

To keep the body in good health is a duty.”

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”

Life Changing Lessons from Buddha

Buddha Quotes

Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most

Doubt everything. Find your own light.

Do not be jealous of others’ good qualities, but out of admiration adopt them yourself.

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it

If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.

Pain is certain, suffering is optional.

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.