Today, we are presenting you with the eight pieces of Buddhist wisdom that will transform your life. Here they are:1. Live with compassion.
One of the most respected qualities in Buddhism is compassion, and great compassion is the sign of a highly realized human being.
Compassion does not just help the world at large, and it is not only about the fact that it is the best thing to do. Compassion, as well as seeking to understand those around us, can change our lives for some reasons.
First, self-compassion is altogether critical towards finding some peace within ourselves. With learning how to forgive ourselves, as well as accepting that we are human, we can heal deep wounds and bring ourselves back from difficult challenges.
The next thing is that we can usually be tortured, as a result of the fact that we do not entirely understand why people do certain things in their lives.
Compassion is all about understanding the essential goodness in all people and then seeking to discover that essential goodness in specific people. As a result of this, it will help us from going through the often mental torture that we experience, as we do not understand the actions of other people.
But, even more than that, expressing compassion is the very act of connecting wholeheartedly with other people, and simply connecting in this way can be an excellent source of joy for every one of us.
The reasons for practicing compassion are a lot, and they are also powerful. We should seek to live in a way that we treat everyone we meet as we would ourselves. Once when we start trying to do this, it is going to seem altogether impossible. But, we should keep at it, and we will realize the full power of living with compassion.2. Connect with other people and nurture those connections.
In the Buddhism, there is a community of practitioners which is called a “sangha.” A sangha is a community of monks, as well as nuns, laymen, and laywomen that practice together in peace towards the United “goal” of realizing great awakening, not just for themselves but also for all beings.
The sangha is a kind of principle that much of the world can significantly benefit from. Some people come together in groups all of the time, but it is normal for the aim of creating monetary riches or obtaining substantial power, rarely towards the United goal of attaining peace, as well as happiness, and realizing higher wisdom.
The principle of the sangha can be expressed in our own lives in many different ways. The sangha is ultimately only one way of looking at life, through the lens of the individual “expressions” of the totality.
By just living in a way in which you are fully aware of the power of connecting with other people, you can transform your life in different ways, which will pay dividends for years to come.3. Wake up.
The third point on this list, which is one of the most influential aspects, is the potential of simply living in a way that you are fully awake to every moment of your life pretty much, and it couldn’t be exaggerated even if you tried.
Mindfulness, as well as higher awareness, paying attention, or whatever you want to call it – it transforms facet of your life and in every way. It is as simple as that.
You should strive to live fully awake to every moment of your daily life, as well as overcome your most significant personal struggles. Also, find a great sense of peace and joy and realize the most significant lessons that life can teach you, as a consequence of living fully awake to the moment right now.4. Live deeply.
Living deeply, in a way in which you become keenly aware of the precious nature of life, is to start down the path of true happiness and peace.
Why? Because living in this way is gradually becoming aware of the true nature of the world. This is going to occur primarily in “sections” of the whole, such as realizing your interconnectedness and impermanence.
Such realizations are the bread and butter of Buddhism and all other spiritual practice. Such sections of the whole are also fragments of the ultimate consciousness or ways for someone to understand that which cannot be fully understood in the traditional sense.
With living in a way in which you seek to realize such various “qualities of the ultimate,” you will find greater and greater peace in realizing the natural way of things. This cultivates in us the ability to savor every moment of our life, to find peace in even the most ordinary activities and the ability to transform our typical “negative” experiences into something which is altogether nourishing and healing.5. Change yourself and change the world.
According to Buddhism, we can hardly help another before we help ourselves. But, this does not refer to us gaining power or riches before we can help other people, or live in a way in which we can ignore others around us.
This mostly refers to the fact that because we are all connected with each other, by you helping yourself you are going to create an exponentially positive effect on the rest of the world.
If you want to have some effect on the world, you should not falsely convince yourself that it is “you or them.” You also do not need to drag yourself through the mud to help others around you. If you do this, you are significantly going to hamper your ability to create a positive effect.
At the deepest level of understating, by making it about you, you are also making it about them, as you know that there is no separate “you” and “them.”
Take care of yourself, as well as seek to be more than just help, but an example of how we should live for other people to follow and you are going to create waves of exponential possibility which inspires others to do the same.6. Embrace death.
Death is usually a taboo topic in the Western societies. We do everything that is in our hand to not just avoid the subject, but also pretends that it does not even exist.
The truth is that this is unlucky and in no way will help us to lead better lives. To become keenly aware of our impermanence, as well as deeply understand the nature of death with regards to our interconnectedness, are both things that can help us to find great peace.
In Buddhism, the students in many sects at one point or another “meditate on the corpse” which is a practice that is said to have originated at least as far back as the lifetime of Buddha.
This is what it sounds like literally. Buddhists meditate on the image of a corpse slowing decomposing and imagine that process through to its end, eventually resulting in some deep, as well as profound realization on the true nature of death.
This may also sound a little intense for you, but the reality is that if you live your entire life acting as if you are never going to die or if you ignore your impermanence, then you will not ever be able to find real peace within yourself.
You no need to meditate on the image of a corpse, but you should just open up to yourself about death so that you will no longer be shielding it from your mind. This can be a great origin of peace, and it will also help you to appreciate the many joys in your life.
Genuine enjoyment of life can never be fully achieved until you come face-to-face with your impermanence. But, when you once do it, the world will open up in a new and profound way.7. Your food is something extraordinary.
Mindfulness and contemplation, which are the most common Buddhist meditative practices, help us to realize the precious nature of our food which is in front of us. Indeed, with how integral a part food plays in our lives, to change our relationship with food is to change a key aspect of our entire lives, both now and in the future too.
With contemplating on the food that is in front of us, for instance, we can realize that the vast system of interconnectedness that is our life, and how our food comes to be on our plate as it is depended on a lot of elements coming to be.
This is also helpful for us to deepen our relationship with food, as well as develop a deep sense of appreciation before each meal, and learn how to respect the delicate but also ever-pressing balance which is life.8. Understand the nature of giving.
Giving is something more than just the act of giving presents for Christmas and birthdays. It is also about those gifts that we give every day which we do not typically see as gifts at all.
Buddhism holds a profound understanding of the nature of giving, especially in that life is a continuous play between the act of giving and receiving. This will not just help us to find peace in understanding the way of the world that surrounds us, but it will also help us to realize the incredible gifts that we all have within us which we can give to other people every moment, like love, compassion, and presence.
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