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10 Life Lessons From The Buddha January 5, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.

Yesterday’s post on Think Simple Now is a wonderful “primer” or introduction to the teachings of Buddha:

10 Must Read Life Lessons From The Buddha

”What are you ~ a god, an angel, a saint?”

“No,” replied The Buddha, “I am A-W-A-K-E.”

Control your thoughts . . . control your life.

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1. theonlycin - January 5, 2011


nrhatch - January 5, 2011

{{yawn}} I’m just waking up. 😉


2. shannon sullivan - January 5, 2011

Blessings for a beautiful day.

nrhatch - January 5, 2011

Think Simple Now is always a pleasure to read ~ Tina shares ideas that tend to increase the chances that we will enjoy the day. 🙂

3. bandsmoke - January 5, 2011

Amen to that – be awake and feel the world 🙂

nrhatch - January 5, 2011

Exactly: Be. Here. Now.

Thanks for swinging by and commenting.

4. Carol Ann Hoel - January 5, 2011

Can’t argue with “control your thoughts…control your life.” It’s a start. Blessings to you…

nrhatch - January 5, 2011

Thanks, Carol.

Much of life is impacted by the thoughts we think. Hardship is inevitable . . . misery is optional.

Patricia - January 5, 2011

How true! It’s all in the attitude…

nrhatch - January 5, 2011

So much suffering is self inflicted . . . by believing everything we think. 😉

5. gospelwriter - January 5, 2011

“I am A-W-A-K-E.” – What better can there be to aspire to? I can think of nothing…

nrhatch - January 5, 2011

I agree. 🙂

6. Ollin - January 5, 2011

Thank you for this. I feel like placing my hands together and bowing slightly to you. I guess you’ll just have to imagine it then.

The Buddha in me sees the Buddha in you.

nrhatch - January 5, 2011

Glad you enjoyed the link. My favorite was #10:

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”

Life is about the journey! I’m not trying to arrive, I’m already there. I am happy, and content, and satisfied where I am today. I may experience nicer places, and finer wines, but I am traveling well.

Don’t put off your happiness into some nebulous time in the future based on some goal that you think will bring you happiness.

Travel well today, enjoy the journey.

So true!

7. andalibmarks - January 6, 2011

Beautiful and inspirational.
Just what we need for the year ahead.

Now, to implement the lessons…


nrhatch - January 6, 2011

The more mindful we are of the value of observing and mastering our thoughts, the more often we remember to put mindfulness into practice . . .

Life is infinitely easier when we are not upset by the pebbles in our path.

8. Debra - January 6, 2011

Indeed. Making mountains out of mole hills, rocks out of pebbles, etc.

We can train our mind and then we will be awake.

Namaste to all:)

Great Post!

nrhatch - January 6, 2011

Mindfulness of the thoughts which arise unbidden allows us to put them in perspective.

Thanks, Debra.

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