Gautama Buddha – the awakened one

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Eminent founder of Buddhism, Lord Buddha attained “ Enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Born to a wealthy king in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, between sixth and fourth B.C., it was destined of him to become the emperor of India. Then, one day, after 29 years of luxurious life, Buddha (then called Siddhartha Gautama) left his palace to see the world outside. Amazed by the worldly sufferings and encounters with holy men, he determined to find enlightenment and left his sleeping wife and son and walked away from the palace for good.

He ate, meditated under a fig tree, and finally reached the highest state of enlightenment: “nirvana,” which simply means “awakening”. He became the Buddha, “the awakened one”. He helped billions of people to end their suffering and attaining the state of Nirvana .

Three Universal truths of The Buddha

1. Nothing is lost in the Universe :
Old solar systems disintegrate into cosmic rays. We are the child of our parents and we will be the parents of our children.If we destroy something around us, we destroy ourselves. If we lie to another, we lie to ourselves. Learning and understanding these truths, Lord Buddha and his disciples never killed any animal.

2. Everything changes and keeps on changing continuously  :
Dinosaurs, mammoth used to rule this planet but now we humans rule the planet. Life is like a river, it keeps on flowing, ever-changing.

3. Law of Cause and effect:

” The kind of seed sown
will produce that kind of fruit.
Those who do good will reap good results.
Those who do evil will reap evil results.
If you carefully plant a good seed,
You will joyfully gather good fruit.
 ”
~ Dhammapada
If we do some good things, then good things will come to us. If we do something evil, then evil things will happen to us. It is all due to cause and effect. This law of Cause and effect is known Karma.

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“A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.” – Buddha

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