Buddha has been my idol for many years and forever. He knows what he is doing and is determined to it.
For a period of time, he left his home to find out the 'answer', and he decided to sit under a tree to meditate until he finds the 'answer'.
There have been many distractions going on as he meditates. The evils will show him greed, ignorance and hatred stuff such as money, woman, and killing. Neither of anything could distract Buddha from meditating. Later Buddha found out that the greatest suffering that people could not release from are these few factors that the evil has shown him.
Later then, he has decided to have Dharma teaching to teach the righteous way to live the life, rather than getting lured by greed, ignorance, and hatred.
This might be very common for most of us because we all have been through it. That is the reason why we moved onto the search for a way to relieve ourselves such as yoga.
I do enjoy yoga too because it is very relaxing and calm. However, if you do yoga without peace of mind, then you are not doing correctly. You have yet to release yourself from the problems and emotions that you are giving yourself. Instead, you are punishing yourself.
For the thing that I admired Buddha is that he does not let evil distract him with bad deeds. I will not put all my emotions or energy onto someone who I really hate to the core. Neither will I put all my efforts into taking advantage of someone's kindness.
Once you learn to determine what is right, you will get peace of mind. It will work better when you do yoga. You heal both your physical body and mental mind.
Well, since you are here, here are some of my favorite Buddha's advice:
- I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
- Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
- Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
- There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
- No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
- If a man’s thoughts are muddy, If he is reckless and full of deceit, How can he wear the yellow robe? Whoever is master of his own nature, Bright, clear and true, He may indeed wear the yellow robe.
- If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.
- There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.
- Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
- The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood
Hope you have enjoyed this post!
Have a peaceful mind!