Buddha Purnima Morals: Imporatnt Lessons to learn from Buddha's Teaching

This year, 2021, we're again going to celebrate Buddha Purnima with Love & Joy. though 2020 was very tough for all of us due to COVID-19 pandemic, we can hope we will overcome this situation very soon. & by following Buddha's moral teachings, we can enjoy our family life with our father, mother, sister, friends & with other so much.

History of Gautama Buddha:

The Buddha was a philosopher, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader who is credited as the founder of Buddhism.

He was born as Siddhartha Gautama in India in 566 BC into an aristocratic family and when he was twenty-nine years old, he left the comforts of his home to seek the meaning of the suffering he saw around him.

After six years of arduous yogic training, he abandoned the way of self-mortification and instead sat in mindful meditation beneath a bodhi tree.

On the full moon of May, with the rising of the morning star, Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha, the awakened one. The Buddha wandered the plains of northeastern India for 45 years more, teaching the path or Dharma he had realized in that moment.

Around him developed a community of people, drawn from every tribe and caste, devoted to practicing this path. Nowadays, he is worshiped by most Buddhist schools as the enlightened one who has escaped the cycle of birth and rebirth, transcending Karma. 

Buddha’s Teaching; Eightfold Path:

His main teachings focus on their insight into “Duhkha” meaning “suffering” and into Nirvana, which means the end of suffering. He had a huge influence not only in Asia, but all around the world, and so here are the 10 life lessons we can learn from Buddha: Practice the Middle Way the Buddha says “The root of suffering is desire.”

Siddharta Gautama spends the rest of his life reflecting on the Four Noble Truths:

1. There is suffering.

2. The cause of suffering is our desires.

3. The solution to our suffering, is to release ourselves from our desires.

4. The Noble Eightfold Path that leads to our release from suffering.

He realized that life was far from perfect and people often try to distract themselves from realities by seeking material attachments like wealth, fame, and honor.

He had the chance to experience this first hand, being born in a very wealthy family. Before his enlightenment, he walked out of their palace for the first time and saw the three harsh realities –

·        Poverty,

·        Sickness, and

·        Death.

Embracing asceticism, he later tried to escape the internal sufferings by depriving himself of any material comfort and need. With this, he grew very ill, and realized that their asceticism did not spare him from their desires and suffering.

 

 

 

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