buddha teaching

buddha teaching

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Buddha quotes

Buddha quotes-On self
*Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.That's the mark of a true professional.

*Mind is everything.Whatever you think you become.

*Self is the refuge of self.

*Know this Bhikkhus,I teach only of Dukkha and the elimination of Dukkha(unsatisfactoriness).

*Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

*In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.

*We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

*It is better to travel well than to arrive.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Lord Buddha - Story of rice pudding of Sujata

         In search of the true self Siddhartha reached village of Sena in the Uruvela region.Near the banks of river Niranjana he found five monks who were practicing hard meditation.In the dense forest of Uruvela the monks were performing austerities.Siddhartha was amazed to see their mind control and breathing practices.They were leading a very disciplined life living on barely nothing and making their body suffer the hardships to attain various powers.
        Siddhartha too joined them and trained himself in the hard rituals and practices.He meditated on austerities and gave intense pain to his body.For six long years Buddha kept practicing the hard training.Demon Mara came to know of Buddha's advancement in search of truth.He came to Buddha and coaxed him to leave his meditation .He warned him that he would die of hunger and he should go back to his Kingdom.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Buddhist pilgrimage

          The Buddha was born in Lumbini at the India nepal border and Buddha reached enlightenment at Bodhgaya in India.King Ashoka played a key role in spreading Buddhism across the globe.The seeds of Buddhism are scattered allover  India.
                 The buddha at the age of 29 years attained enlightenment at this very place.Meditating under a pipal tree Buddha resolved not to rise again till he knows the real truth.As tradition says Mara the king of illusion send demons to prevent The Buddha from reaching his goal but the compassion and perseverence of Lord Buddha overcame his powers and the truth was revealed to Buddha.
         King Ashoka was influenced by Buddhist philosophy and he devoted his entire life in spreading the words of Buddha.Ashoka visited Bodhgaya and is considered to be the founder of Mahabodhi temple.Inside the temple there is a mighty image of Lord Buddha touching the ground,Bhumisparsha mudra.The image is said to be 1700 yrs old and is facing east .

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lord Buddha - Story what buddha taught

      A bhikkhu after taking subject of meditation from Buddha was practising meditation in an old garden.A woman of doubtful character came into the garden and saw the bhikkhu in deep contemplation.No one else was present in the garden so she said to herself,"Here is a man,I will ruin his meditation and corrupt his thoughts."So she stood in front of the monk and took down her undergarment many times and put it on again.She unloosened her hair and bound it again.She laugh and giggled.The monk became excited,his whole body shivered with excitement,"What is happening"thought he.
   The Buddha said to himself."I gave the monk a subject of meditation and he went forth to perform his meditation.How is he doing."Still remaining seated in his monastery,Buddha saw that woman and observed her evil behaviour and perceiving that her evil conduct was upsetting the monk,He spoke as follows."Monk,there is no delight who seek after their lust but where people are free from passion,that place is full of delight'".So saying he sent forth a radiant image of himelf and instructed the monk in Dhamma.The monk attained the sainthood.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

LordBuddha - Story of Dhamma to Kashyapa

   There were three Kashyapa brothers in Uruvela who were great worshippers of fire and were involved in detailed rituals in their daily life.Everybody respected them for their knowledge and rituals they performed.It was not easy to teach them Dhamma but Buddha was determined to share his wisdom with everybody.
   He arrived at Kashyapa's house and met with the elder brother.Buddha asked him if he could let him spend the night at their place.Kashyapa was amazed by the aura and brilliance on the face of Buddha and agreed to offer his hospitality.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Buddha story -Build your nest

     Once in the dark forest of Himalaya lived a beautiful couple of two birds who perched on the high branch of a tree.They would play and eat all day and were happily leading their lives.As the winters approached the female bird was worried about the coldness in the weather at night.The male bird said"Darling I would build a cosy and warm nest tommorow so that you dont have to suffer in future".
     As the sun rose in the morning the birds forgot about the nest and kept playing in the sky and eating insects enjoying the warmth of the sun.At night the female bird complained of the cold and the male assured her that in the morning he would bring the cosy grass and build their nest.In the morning again they played all day long and enjoyed the pleasures of life.
     Again at night the female bird was suffering from cold and shivered like anything but the male bird again promised her that nest would be build in the day.The female bird struggled throughout the night but she could not bear anymore and passed away.The nest was never built and the male bird kept seeing his dead partner.
    The female bird could have lived longer if they had built their nest at the right time.The Buddha told his story to his disciples to make them realise that those who spend their life enjoying only material pleasures cant help themselves or others.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Lord Buddha - buddhist story

       Once in Savatthi,there were five friends who became Bhikkhu at old age.These five Bhikkhus were in the habit of going together to their old homes for almfood.One lady who was former wife of Bhikkhu was a good cook and she looked after them well.Thus ,the five bhikkhu went mostly to her house.But one day she fell ill and died suddenly.The old bhikkhus felt their loss very deeply and they together cried praising her virtues and lamenting their loss.
      The Buddha admonished them,"Bhikkhus! you are all feeling pain and sorrow because you are not free of greed,hatred and ignorance which are like great forest.Cut down this forest and you will be freed from these mental impurities."

Friday, March 9, 2012

Buddha story - Medicine for death

   Gotami was beautiful woman married to a rich man.Together they had a son but her son died one day .Gotami was grief stricken seeing her toddler son die so young.Carrying her dead son,she ran through the streets asking for help and medicine to restore the life in her son.People thought she had gone mad.Seeing her pitiful state villagers decided to send her to Buddha.They advised her,"Buddha is the only person who can help you and provide your son with everything he needs".Thus Gotami went to Buddha and asked him to give her the medicine that would restore the life in her son.
   The Buddha knowing her disturbed mental condition told her to get some mustard seeds from a home where no death has taken place.Overjoyed with the prospect of having her son restored to life,Gotami ran from house to house begging for mustard seeds.Everyone was willing to help but she could not find a single home where death had not occurred.The people were willing to give her the mustard seeds but they could not claim that no one had died in their family.As the day dragged on,she realised that hers was not the family that faced death and that there were more people dead than living.As soon as she realised this,her attitude towards her dead son changed,she no longer attached to the dead body of her son and she realised how simply the Buddha had taught her a most important lesson:that everyting that is born must eventually die.
    She buried her dead son and told the Buddha that she could find no family where death had not occurred.Then the Buddha said,"Gotami, you should not think that you are the only one who has lost a son.As you have now realised,death comes to all beings.Before their desires are satiated death takes them away."