Buddha Quote: You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger

Buddha Quote

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 11 December 2015

Buddha Quote: You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger

The quote of the day is from Buddha:

“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.”
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Buddha Quote: If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another

Buddha Quote: If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 13 November 2015

Buddha Quote: If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another

The thought of the day is from Buddha:

“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”
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Buddha Quote: Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it

Buddha Quote: Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 9 October 2015

Buddha Quote: Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it

The quote of the day comes from Buddha:

“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.”
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Buddha Quote: There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path

Buddha Quote: There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 11 September 2015

Buddha Quote: There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path

The quote of the day comes from Buddha:

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”
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Buddha Quote: No one saves us but ourselves, No one can and no one may, We ourselves must walk the path

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Inspirational Thought of the Day: 14 August 2015

Buddha Quote: No one saves us but ourselves, No one can and no one may, We ourselves must walk the path

The quote for today comes from Buddha:

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
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Buddha Quote: Doubt everything, Find your own light

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Inspirational Thought of the Day: 10 July 2015

Buddha Quote: Doubt everything, Find your own light

The quote for today comes from Buddha:

“Doubt everything, Find your own light.”
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Buddha Quote: Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else, you are the one who gets burned

Buddha Quote

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 12 June 2015

Buddha Quote: Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else, you are the one who gets burned

The thought for today comes from Buddha:

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else, you are the one who gets burned.”
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Buddha Quote: Three things can not hide for long; the Moon, the Sun and the Truth

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Inspirational Thought of the Day: 15 May 2015

Buddha Quote: Three things can not hide for long; the Moon, the Sun and the Truth

The quote for today comes from Buddha:

“Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.”
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Buddha Quote: Peace comes from within, Do not seek it without

Buddha Quote

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 10 April 2015

Buddha Quote: Peace comes from within, Do not seek it without

The though for today is from Buddha:

“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.”
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Buddha Quote: You only lose what you cling to

Buddha Quote

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 13 March 2015

Buddha Quote: You only lose what you cling to

Today’s thought is from Buddha:

“You only lose what you cling to.”
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Buddha Quote: However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them

Buddha Quote

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 13 February 2015

Buddha Quote: However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them

Todays quote is from Buddha:

“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them.”
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Buddha Quote: You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection

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Inspirational Thought of the Day: 9 January 2015

Buddha Quote: You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection

The thought for today is from Buddha:

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

I have personally found, personal appreciation is very important!
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Gautama Buddha Biography

Gautama Buddha

Buddha Quick Facts:

  • Born:  c. 563 BCE or c. 480 BCE – Lumbini, Shakya Republic (according to Buddhist tradition)
  • Died:   c. 483 BCE or c. 400 BCE (aged 80) Kushinagar, Malla Republic (according to Buddhist tradition)
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Buddha Statue – By Mistvan (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

Birth and Early Years

Siddhartha Buddha also known as Gautama Buddha or just Buddha was born a in Lumbini which is the present day Nepal around 563 B.C. His father Suddhodana was king of the Sakhyas. He was brought up by his foster mother, a sister to his mother Maya who had died seven days after his birth. Siddhartha was Gautama’s family name which means one who has accomplished his aim. The Buddha was also known as Sakhya Muni. This name means an ascetic of the Sakhya tribe.

Early Life and Marriage

Buddha by tradition, was destined by birth to live the life of a prince.  There were even three palaces (for seasonal occupation) built for him. King Śuddhodana, his father, wishing for his son to be a great king, shielded him from religious teachings and from knowledge of human suffering.

At the age of 16, his father arranged his marriage to a cousin of the same age named Yasodhara.  The traditional account, says she gave birth to a son, named Rāhula. Siddhartha is said to have spent 29 years as a prince in Kapilavastu. Although his father ensured he had everything, Buddhist scriptures say that the future Buddha felt that material wealth was not life’s ultimate goal.

His Awakening

At 29 years of age, even though his father did all he could to stop Buddha from seeing the world.  Siddhartha went out to meet his subjects.

Buddha knew nothing of the sufferings that took place outside his enclosure throughout the early years of his life.

One day, the Buddha had a desire to see how mankind was living in his town. He was able to get out of his enclosure with Channa, his servant. He came upon a sick man, a corpse, and a decrepit old man. Seeing their mortality, he was shocked! He realized that he would become prey to disease, old age and death too.

Thereafter, he met a monk and was impressed by his serenity and beauty. This marked the turning point of the Buddha. He renounced the material world with its comforts and luxuries, pain and suffering, and took up a monastic life with the realization that worldly happiness is transitory.

His travels and teachings

Gautama Buddha relocated from his home forever, shaved his head and donned yellow robes to take up Yogic practices. Furthermore, he sought instruction from numerous teachers who stayed in caves in the neighborhood.

He practiced simple Pranayama (breath control) and Tapas (austerities) for six months. During this time he became exceedingly week and almost starved to death.

However he realized that starvation didn’t serve his goals as it led to the very conditions he was trying to surmount. At this point he decided to eat food in moderation and give up the extreme life he had been living and took the “middle path.’’

When the Buddha was brought food by a young woman, the Buddha sought a relaxed place to sit and take it. He found a huge tree “the great Bo-tree or Tree of Wisdom’’.

Upon finishing the physical food, the Buddha went into deep meditation and came out victorious having attained Nirvana (Completion of the path of Buddhism where a person achieves self-enlightenment with the permanent end to all delusion and anguish).

He relocated from his wondrous tree and ventured out into the world at age 35. He influenced others to seek wisdom and enlightenment and his subsequent teachings are the basis of Buddhism. He died at age 80 in 483 B.C.

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Buddha Quote: Holding On To Anger Is Like Drinking Poison And Expecting The Other Person To Die

Buddha Quote: Holding On To Anger Is Like Drinking Poison And Expecting The Other Person To Die

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 4 April 2014

Buddha Quote: Holding On To Anger Is Like Drinking Poison And Expecting The Other Person To Die

The inspirational quote for you is from Buddha:

“Holding On To Anger Is Like Drinking Poison And Expecting The Other Person To Die.”
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Buddha Quote: In The End, Only Three Things Matter: How Much..

Buddha Quote: In The End, Only Three Things Matter: How Much You Loved, How Gently You Lived, and How Gracefully you Let Go Of Things Not Meant For You.

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 7 March 2014

Buddha Quote: In The End, Only Three Things Matter: How Much You Loved, How Gently You Lived, and How Gracefully you Let Go Of Things Not Meant For You.

The inspirational quote for today is from Buddha:

“In The End, Only Three Things Matter: How Much You Loved, How Gently You Lived, and How Gracefully you Let Go Of Things Not Meant For You.”

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Buddha Quote: The Mind Is Everything. What You Think You Become

Buddha Quote: The Mind Is Everything. What You Think, You Become.

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 2 March 2014

Buddha Quote: The Mind Is Everything. What You Think You Become

The inspirational quote for today comes from Buddha:

“The Mind Is Everything. What You Think You Become.”
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Buddha Quote: Every Experience, No Matter How Bad It Seems, Holds Within It a Blessing Of Some Kind. The Goal Is To Find It.

Buddha Quote: Every Experience, No Matter How Bad It Seems, Holds Within It a Blessing Of Some Kind. The Goal Is To Find It.

Buddha Quote: Every Experience, No Matter How Bad It Seems, Holds Within It a Blessing Of Some Kind. The Goal Is To Find It.

The inspirational quote for today comes from Buddha:

“Every Experience, No Matter How Bad It Seems, Holds Within It a Blessing Of Some Kind. The Goal Is To Find It.”
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Buddha Quote: Each Morning We Are Born again, What We Do Today Is What Matters Most

Buddha Quote: Each Morning We Are Born again, What We Do Today Is What Matters Most

Inspirational Thought of the Day: 15 October 2013

Buddha Quote: Each Morning We Are Born again, What We Do Today Is What Matters Most

The inspirational quote for today comes from Buddha:

“Each Morning We Are Born again, What We Do Today Is What Matters Most.”
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