Buddha lived over 2,500 years ago and he imparted a lot of lessons to us. He is one of the greatest teachers in the history of mankind. His valuable teachings are still used in our day-to-day lives. Buddha was indeed a great man who taught us the real purpose of life.
Let’s have a look at some of the most valuable lessons from Buddhism
1. Choose your thoughts carefully
We all know that words are like weapons. Your thoughts are so powerful that they have the capability of shaping you in any situation. You need to learn how to control your mind and fill it with only good thoughts.
2. Actions count more than words
This is a well-known fact that has been taught to us by the great Buddha. Actions speak louder than words. Doesn’t matter what a person says to you, if they are not proving it by their actions then it is not worth it.
3. Anger will kill you
According to Buddha, anger is like a slow posting. It will eventually kill you and will take the peace of your mind. Stop torturing yourself for something that a person has done to you many years ago. It will only hamper your sanity, not theirs.
4. Forgive yourself and others
This is a very important skill to learn. Learn how to forgive yourself and others. Sometimes forgiving people is not as good for them as it is for your mental peace and sanity.
Whatever you own, you owe it to your society. Be it wealth or knowledge, develop a habit of sharing it with other people. It is not going to harm you in any way, but it will make you much happier and a more respected person.
6. Starting small is enough
Starting big all the time is not necessary. Just because you do not have enough resources, you refuse to even start is a very wrong approach. Take baby steps as we all know a jar is only filled by every drop.
7. Be thankful and show gratitude
Start being thankful for the little things around you and see how your life changes for good. A person filled with gratitude always stays grounded, achieves, and leads a much happier life.
8. Practice detachment
As important as attachment is necessary for you, so it is the art of detachment. Learn how to detach from your negative thoughts and bad mindset. Practicing this will give you a much clearer mind and you will become capable of accepting the change around you.
9. Live in the present
Digging into the past will only make you sad. Forget what happened in your past because that can never be changed. Do not make the mistake of ruining your present by thinking about your past. Live every moment of your life and enjoy it.
10. Look after your body
Your body is the most important asset you own and looking after it should be your priority. Your body also includes your mental fitness. Make sure to have a healthy diet and exercise now and then.
11. Money isn’t the problem
Money is never the problem. It’s your relationship with the money that brings problems in your life. People who earn less than INR 25,000 a month can be happier than people who earn more than INR 2,00,000. Learn how to stay happy without being dependent on the money factor.
12. Get the right mindset
Having the right mindset for everything is very important. This gives us a positive approach towards life and teaches us a better way to lead it. Mindsets play a crucial role in the success of any person. So, it is better to always have a correct mindset.
13. Accept Responsibility
Accepting your responsibility is something that Buddha always taught. A true person will never run away from accepting his/her responsibilities. Face it and own it. It will only make you stronger yet a kind-hearted person.