40 Ways to Live Life Without Regrets

We all have something stored in our memory banks of the past that we wish we could have done differently, or something we wish we didn’t do.

As we get older we learn and grow. But that doesn’t mean we have to regret what we did before we learned how to do things differently. If we didn’t go through those experiences we might not have grown into the strong and knowledgeable people we are today. Continue reading “40 Ways to Live Life Without Regrets”

Life Lessons from Buddha – Part II

“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”

If you can free your mind and become awakened then you will understand the true meaning of life. By doing this you free yourself from the pain and fear of death.

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“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

We need to live in the now. By allowing ourselves to focus on something that isn’t the present we create anxieties and stress in our lives. Leaning to live in the moment is one of the greatest feats for anyone who seeks to develop and clear their mind. Continue reading “Life Lessons from Buddha – Part II”

Buddhism – Seeds of Social Transformation

The application of the Buddha’s teachings in the social realm is spawning a social revolution among the Dalit communities of India. Buddhism represents not only an alternative to oppressive caste hierarchy, but is also providing practical ways to inner change so that they become empowered socially as well as spiritually. Continue reading “Buddhism – Seeds of Social Transformation”

Learn to forgive and forget!

Anger is like a fire that slowly burns you down unless you learn to forgive. Those who hold grudges in their hearts are captivated in their own prison. You can never move on and experience life fully if you are held in that darkness. In this line, learn to let go of your anger and exercise or embrace forgiveness because it is only in this way that you get out of the prison that you and only you has created.

Life Lessons from Buddha

Kindness: The First Gift

There is a kindness that dwells deep down in things; it presides everywhere, often in the places we least expect. The world can be harsh and negative, but if we remain generous and patient, kindness inevitably reveals itself. Something deep in the human soul seems to depend on the presence of kindness; something instinctive in us expects it, and once we sense it we are able to trust and open ourselves. Continue reading “Kindness: The First Gift”

10 aspects of suffering from birth to death..

1. Suffering of birth.(At least we need 15 years to live on our own)
2. Suffering of aging.
3. Suffering of getting sick.
4. Suffering of body pains.
5. Suffering of regretting.
6. Suffering of mentally tiredness.
7. Suffering of crying.
8. Suffering of living without love ones.
9. Suffering of living with we don’t like.
10.Suffering of death.
(It is very hard to find a moment without any of them)

What is Karma?

Karma is an impersonal, natural law that operates in accordance with our actions. It is a law in itself and does not have any lawgiver. Karma operates in its own field without the intervention of an external, independent, ruling agent.

Karma or kamma can be put in the simple language of the child: do good and good will come to you, now, and hereafter. Do bad and bad will come to you, now, and hereafter.
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Inner Thoughts and Outward Results

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that neverleaves him.”

– Dhammapada Continue reading “Inner Thoughts and Outward Results”

The Noble Eightfold Path – The Middle Way

This is the Path for leading a religious life without going to extremes.

An outstanding aspect of the Buddha’s Teaching is the adoption of the Eightfold Path is the Middle Path. The Buddha advised His followers to follow this Path so as to avoid the extremes of sensual pleasures and self-mortification. The Middle Path is a righteous way of life which does not advocate the acceptance of decrees given by someone outside oneself. A person practises the Middle Path, the guide for moral conduct, not out of fear of any supernatural agency, but out of the intrinsic value in following such an action. He chooses this self-imposed discipline for a definite end in view: self-purification. Continue reading “The Noble Eightfold Path – The Middle Way”

A kind heart is the essential cause of happiness

A kind heart is the essential cause of happiness. Being kind to others is the nicest thing we can do for ourselves.

When we respect others and are considerate of their needs, opinions and wishes, hostility evaporates. It takes two people to fight, and if we refuse to be one of them, there is no quarrel.

…A kind heart is the root of harmony and mutual respect. It prevents us from feeling estranged or fearful of others. It also protects us from becoming angry, attached, closed-minded, proud or jealous. When opportunities arise to help others we won’t lack courage or compassion. If political leaders had impartial minds and kind hearts, how different our world would be!

As all problems arise from the self-cherishing attitude, it would be wise for each of us, as individuals, to exert ourselves to subdue it. World peace doesn’t come from winning a war, nor can it be legislated. Peace comes through each person eliminating his or her own selfishness and developing a kind heart…

we can each do our part beginning today. The beneficial result in our own lives will immediately be evident.