Wisdom's from Siddhartha
Gautama "The Buddha"
word Buddha means "Awakened One", someone who is deeply
aware of the truth of what they truly are. The
following words were
taken from one of the original sources of the Buddha's
teachings (The Tipitaka) which was written around 80 B.C. Enjoy!
"Be a light onto yourself."
Those who are awake,
live in a state of constant amazement.
As you walk and eat and travel,
you will miss most of your life.
The way cannot be forced.
The Fruit falls from the Tree
when it is
If you can't find the truth right where you
where else do you think you can find it?
If you wish to feel the divine,
wind on your face
and the warm sun
on your hand.
To meditate is to listen
with a receptive
Take time everyday
to sit quietly
Do not blindly believe
what others say,
See for yourself what brings
clarity and peace.
That is the path for you to follow.
When our heart opens,
we will realize
we belong just here.
Good-humored patience is necessary with
mischievous children, and your own mind.
If you could see the miracle
of a single
your whole life would change.
Even loss and betrayal can bring us
Words have the power to destroy or heal.
When words are both true and kind,
they can change our world.
are what we think.
All that we are arises with our
our thoughts we make the world.
The Buddha's Words on Kindness
(The Metta Sutra)
This is what should be done
By one who is skilled in goodness,
And who knows the path of peace:
Let them be able and upright,
Straightforward and gentle in speech.
Humble and not conceited,
Contented and easily satisfied.
Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways.
Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful,
Not proud and demanding in nature.
Let them not do the slightest thing
That the wise would later reprove.
Wishing: In gladness and in saftey,
May all beings be at ease.
Whatever living beings there may be;
Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,
The great or the mighty, medium, short or small,
The seen and the unseen,
Those living near and far away,
Those born and to-be-born,
May all beings be at ease!
Let none deceive another,
Or despise any being in any state.
Let none through anger or ill-will
Wish harm upon another.
Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings:
Radiating kindness over the entire world
Spreading upwards to the skies,
And downwards to the depths;
Outwards and unbounded,
Freed from hatred and ill-will.
Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down
Free from drowsiness,
One should sustain this recollection.
This is said to be the sublime abiding.
By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense desires,
Is not born again into this world.
are no accidents or coincidences in this world. Nothing is by
chance. Everything you experience is a direct manifestation of
where you focus your attention and hold your vibration."
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