Buddhism is a religious teaching that is based on Prince Siddhārtha Gautama over 2,600 years ago. Also referred to as the Buddha, Gautama became a great ruler through his experiences with the fours sights. Determined to seek the truth of life, his revelation resulted in his teachings of the four noble truths of symptom, diagnosis, prognosis, and prescription. For those sharing Buddhist birthday wishes with friends and family, the following Buddha messages will help to inspire your own special message.
A jug fills drop by drop.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.
All wrong doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong doing remain?
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. The the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
It is better too travel than to arrive.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Reverence, humility, contentment, gratitude and hearing the good Dhamma, This is the best good luck.
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
The tongue like a sharp knife… kills without drawing blood.
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear that will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
The wise have mastered body,, word, and mind. They are the true masters.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Practicing mindfulness is a form of meditation that allows you to live in the moment. This is commonly found to be a part of Buddhist traditional providing a form of cognitive therapy as the individual focuses on their own physical state. Meditation helps to regulation emotion and decrease attachment with pro social behaviors resulting as an outcome. This can also provide a form of treatment to those that suffer from anxiety, memory loss, or post traumatic stress disorder. The below infographic provides additional facts and positive health effects of mindfulness and meditation.
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