As far as organised religions go, Buddhism seems to me to make the most sense. Basic Buddhist teaching emphasises that nothing is permanent, change is always possible, you should always avoid violence, reject dogma and that all actions have consequences. Awareness of the realities of the world, kindness towards your fellow man and accumulating wisdom is the aim of the game with the ultimate winning move being the achievement of Enlightenment.
Over 2500 years ago, Buddha, or Siddhartha Gautama sat under a Bodhi tree and vowed to stay there until the ultimate meaning of life came to him. And, so the story goes, it did. Here ‘The Enlightened One’ shares 11 words of wisdom that will instantly make you feel lighter.
The Buddhist ‘middle way’ emphasizes a life of balance, not a life characterised by extremism. The path towards enlightenment should be walked at a calm and steady pace.
2500 years before Frozen, Buddha was urging us all to let it go.
Taken from the Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha.
The path towards Enlightenment must be walked alone.
Ever hated someone so much you felt like you were Jaws and you could just bite them in half? Buddha says, let it go.
Insomniacs, marathon runners and clowns in need of spiritual guidance should look to Buddhism.
Amen. I mean, Namaste?
Be your own refuge makes absolute sense to me. Don’t waste time praying to a ghost in the sky to make your life better.
Re-invention is everything. Just ask Madge.
Stop looking upwards for the answers and start looking inwards.