Siddhartha Gotama – better known to the world as The Buddha – was born about 563 BCE in Nepal. Nepal was then a part of ancient India. He was born a prince, but gave up his wealth and status to pursue truth and enlightenment.
He has witnessed birth, sickness, old age, and death and wished to find a path whereby humans could escape this cycle of suffering.
After several years of searching and studying under various teachers, Siddhartha sat down beneath a Bodhi Tree. He determined not to move from that spot until he had attained absolute enlightenment.
Mara – the god of deception – appeared before the Buddha and sought divert him from his task. He tempted the Buddha with desire and tried to frighten him with fearful images. Siddhartha was not swayed and attained supreme enlightenment through his discovery of the famous “The Middle Way”.
Today’s video offers many of the Buddha’s most profound quotes. Whether you see these words as spiritual advice or just practical advice, is up to you. My hope is that everyone will find value in these beautiful words.