Siddhartha or Guatama Buddha was one of the world's greatest spiritual figure. He originated from Nepal. He started Buddhism which spread to many parts of the world and inspired many.
Yes, Buddha was indeed an enlightened soul who preached compassion to humanity. Even today, the teachings of Buddha make sense to us and they are relevant to human beings as long as human race exists on this planet.
Every aspect of his life is inspiring and enlightening. In this post, let us look at some lessons that we can learn form this great teacher.
What Can We Learn From Buddha?
Love Can Heal
The essence of the teachings of Buddha revolve around love and keeping the heart open. In fact, when you are filled with love, you seldom give room for any negative energy in you.
The Power Of Now
Buddha encouraged many to live in the present moment instead of living in the past or dreaming about the future. In fact, this lesson can even help us achieve our targets in the corporate world.
The reason why Buddha urged many to look within is because he found the real treasure inside, not outside. Peace comes not for the one who can afford to buy all materialistic pleasures but for the one who looks inside.
The easiest way to enlightenment is by letting go of all desires. Clinging to even the desire to get enlightened is nothing but a shackle.
Discipline The Mind
When the mind is not controlled, it tends to control us and this is how we fall in the trap. The mind can be a powerful weapon if trained but can also be a dangerous trap if it isn't disciplined.
Compassion For Others
Every being on this planet, both living and nonliving, is interconnected. There is interdependence and symbiosis in nature. Without the support of others, we cannot even survive. In such a world, selfishness makes no sense. Only true compassion towards others can heal this world. Buddha's teachings on love revolve around compassion as that is the only human quality which can save the whole human race from massive destruction.