There are an endless amount of powerful, beautiful, and life changing lessons one can learn from studying Buddha and Buddhism. Even just reading many of Buddha’s quotes can have a profound impact on your life. Back in 2012, I had the honor of traveling to McLeod Ganj in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India.
While I was there, I had the amazing opportunity to attend several of the Dalai Lama’s lectures. Listening to him teach the basic principles of Buddhism had an extremely changed my life. Today, I want to share 10 of these beautiful lessons with you!
Here are 10 life changing lessons from Buddha:
1. Your thoughts become words and your words have the power to heal or harm. It’s your choice.
“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.” – Buddha
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” – Buddha
“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” – Buddha
“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha
“All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?” – Buddha
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”– Buddha
“He is able who thinks he is able.” – Buddha