Gautama Buddha or simply Buddha. Was a sage, whose teachings Buddhism was founded between the sixth and fourth centuries BC. Practicing midway between sexual indulgence and Asceticism: is a lifestyle characterized by abstinence from worldly pleasures, often for the purpose of pursuing spiritual goals. Ascetics may withdraw from the world for their practices or continue to be part of their society, but typically adopt a frugal lifestyle, characterised by the renunciation of material possessions and physical pleasures, and time spent fasting while concentrating on the practice of religion or reflection upon spiritual matters*
It was for the purpose of Religious enlightenment . His writings have enriched peoples life through the practice of self improvement. Are you looking for enrichment of your soul? Maybe this meditation can improve ones spirit. Large self help companies have sprouted since the early sixties using quotes from the 4th century. It is amazing what a reach this enlightened individual had. Yet, which guotes are true which are false? I do not know, I am not an expert. I took these off a website that struck my fancy: ” “I do not dispute with the world; rather it is the world that disputes with me.” What a conversational quote to have at a bar or family get together. Can you imagine discussing our political situation that is out of our control?
“If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-ending departing shadow.” I can not help but be reminded of the old time radio show, The Shadow Knows. An infamous tale of a shadow that knows where evil lurks in the souls of man. Santa Claus knew when you where good or bad. So be of pure mind and expect the best outcome.
If we could teach the world arena this last quote from the Buddha scriptures it would be a better place: “Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.”
“Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.” I am not a practicing Buddha disciple, but I have always searched for a better way to live. If by practicing meditation to inrich our minds to create a better invirionment, surround our sphere of enlightened spirit around our bodies and mind, could we not evolve into a better human being?
Thank you Buddha. PURA VIDA!
It is peaceful and quiet;
Shade tree is a requirement,
Soft rock and roll for contentment,
A wading pool for enticement.
Shade from the midday sun,
Cool refreshment for one,
My kind of solitary confinement,
A sanctuary for a time.
Lost in peacefulness,
No time for selfishness,
Invite friends to find wholesomeness,
Gentleness, and kindness.
Everyone should have a place to hide,
Where waterfalls fall from up high,
Skies of blue and the waters clear,
A place where prayers are sincere.
A backyard or the trappings of Yosemite,
Or the open spaces of Wyoming,
Anywhere you find inner peace,
Some pillows near an open fireplace.
A quality of time.