The teachings of Buddha ( meaning ‘one who is awake to the reality’) have left a profound effect on millions across the world. Even though Buddha’s teachings are over thousands of years old they are still pearls of wisdom that have been passed on from one generation to the other. He has inspired people to lead a meaningful life and soothe the aching souls giving them a new direction in life. Buddha’s timeless teachings hold true still today especially to everyone going through tough times and those looking to find meaning in life. Buddha’s simple sayings have a profound effect on many lives. In Buddha’s teachings, people from different cultures and upbringings, age, and nationality have found answers to some of the most fundamental questions about life and relationships. Here are some of his sayings that will help you go to another level.

Buddha says, “Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Happiness grows when you share it with people just like sorrows tend to diminish when you share them with the loved ones.

Buddha says, “If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.” When you help someone you yourself get much more in return. Not only is helpfulness a desirable quality but it also makes you truly a gem of a person.

Buddha says, “Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” Everyone comes in this life with a predestined purpose and life plan. You are here on this earth to fulfill a task.

Buddha says, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” One must always be ready to learn. You can learn from just about anyone the only thing you need is the will.

Buddha says, “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” The life we live is full of various ups and downs, the only way forward is to expect every aspect of it with open arms.

Buddha says, “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” Everyone is born equal. Learn to embrace people for who they are , do not judge anyone for their material possessions.

Buddha says, “Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.” Words have the power to make or break you so the next time you speak, speak wisely.

Buddha says, “Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.” Learn to embrace the fact that people will come and go with all the life’s complexities and chaos but you must strive with diligence.

Buddha says, “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.” When you get angry your emotions get the better of you and logic moves out of the window. So control your anger and use your rationale.

Buddha says, “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. But once mastered, no one can help you as much.” Your mind is your biggest treasure and worst enemy, it’s up to you what you want to make of it.

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