Deep Meanings behind Buddha Sayings
Who was Buddha?
Gautama Buddha, in some places also known a Siddhartha Gautama, was an ascetic and a philosopher. Buddhism is based on teachings of Buddha, born in 563 BC or 480 BC, he is believed to have lived, learned and taught mostly in the eastern Indian subcontinent. He was a philosopher and a learned man with wisdom and taught humans how to behave and see life and most importantly, how to achieve inner peace and self-control, two main ingredients need for a road to success.
Following are some sayings of Buddha that still works in this technological era, let’s try to understand some of them.
"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."
It is easy to say, hard to do. Changing habits is a most difficult task anybody faces. A person who adapts the change can survive and grow with the pace. Just like we often hear someone in movies say 'fighting my inner demons'. Devil represent bad, angel represents goodness and peace in life. Buddha knew the life is a continuous battle between a person's heart and mind. If you can control yourself, and do what is right for you, what you really want then you can finally achieve inner peace. In this century when everybody is trying to be successful, but nobody wants to conquer them. The only way to control you is to know yourself first.
You Can Be Anything
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
Its true heart plays an important role in your body but do you know we don't think with our hearts, it's the mind that works behind every step you make in life. There are some quotes about Buddha where he insisted on gaining physical strength because only a healthy body keeps a healthy mind. Just like Niccolò Machiavelli said in his book Prince, "You are what you appear to be, only few will ever know the real you". It has its own wisdom, but it's true, a mind is everything. You can achieve anything as long as you fight for it.
"Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
Certainly, Buddha with so much wisdom can't underestimate the benefit of thinking about future and learning from the past. There should be a rule in life that one should always follow, stay in the middle. A person can only start to see the path clearly when he only concentrates what is in front of him, the present moment. Opportunities only lie in a present, opportunity in future is just a hope, and missed opportunity in past is a loss. Success base on your luck, if you are stuck at something, get out of there, the world is big and beautiful with so much to offer.