Siddhartha Gautama was a great spiritual leader and founder of Buddhism in ancient India. In most Buddhist traditions is considered the Supreme Buddha. In translation the word “Buddha” means “awakened one” or “enlightened one“. Siddhartha is the main figure in Buddhism, and information about his life, teachings, and monastic principles after his death was cataloged and immortalized by his followers.
Today I want to discuss some important life lessons received from the Buddha’s teachings.
1. Don’t hesitate to start small
All people start out small. If you are determined and patient, you will reach success. No one can succeed overnight: success comes to those who are ready to start small and work hard.
2. Thoughts are material
Buddha said: “The mind is everything. What you think you become“. In order to live properly, you should fill your mind with “right” thoughts.
Your thinking determines actions, your actions determine the result. Right thinking will help you get everything you want, wrong thinking damages you and can destroy you. By changing your mind you change your life.
3. Learn to forgive
When you release those imprisoned in the prison of unforgiveness, you release yourself too. Learn to forgive. Learn to forgive faster.