“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha
Not much was disclosed on the personality of Buddha, on whom the teachings of Buddhism was found and developed. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the idol behind the philosophy practiced by 400 million worldwide, you should first realize that Buddha is not a god, but he was a human being.
But the spiritual teacher was not a mere human being; he was believed to have been a complete person, or mahapurisa – a person free of jealousy, anger and favoritism. The meaning of the name Buddha is, after all, “The Enlightened One”.
From being raised in a royal family to his departure to discover his purpose, his great awakening, his obstacles, his teachings and his learnings – the life journey of Buddha is one to admire, whether one is a Buddhist or not.
We may not be Buddhists ourselves, but we gotta admit – he’s left behind some great and profound quotes to inspire us. And we’ve found the perfect video that features the best of!
We also read somewhere that Buddha was not only wise and graceful, but he also had a fascinating personality and a great charm, and exuded positivity to those that surrounded him.
“It is better to conquer yourself, than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you. Not by angels or demons, heaven or hell.” – Buddha
Which of these quotes from Buddha’s teachings got to you? Positivity is something we can all share – isn’t it?