Saturday, October 28, 2017
Words of Wisdom
He meditated for 6 years, twenty-four hours a day.
And at the end of those six years he discovered something : he realized that people don't have to struggle so much.
We don't have to give in so much to our hassles our pain, or discomfort.
The Buddha discovered that there is something in us known as basic goodness .
Therefore, we don't have to condemn ourselves for being bad or naughty.
The Buddha taught what he had learned to the rest of mankind. What he taught then - 2500 years ago - is still being taught and practiced.
The important point for us to realize is that we are basically good.
Our only problem is that sometimes we don't actually acknowledge that goodness.
We don't see it, so we blame somebody else or we blame ourselves. That is a mistake.
We don't have to blame others, and we don't have to feel nasty or angry.
Fundamental goodness is always with us, always in us.