Gautama, The Buddha who lived in the eastern part of ancient India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE stands relevant and admissible even today in many ways. Siddhartha (before monkhood) who left his affluence and went on to seek the ultimate truth of the life attains salvation to become an enlightened teacher whom we know as ‘The Buddha.’ If you look at the life of Gautama and the very way he walked the path of immateriality then we have some great lessons to get inspired from. Come, let’s walk the beaten path of Gautama Buddha. Here we bring you a few selected quotes of Buddha on today’s read.
Life-Changing Quotes of Buddha
Let us take your leave by telling you a story from the life of Gauatama Buddha.
When Buddha rejects a Gift
When Buddha was walking through a village teaching, an angry person who belonged to another group of believers walks in. He starts insulting Gautama and says, “You have no right teaching others. You are as stupid as everyone else.” He shouted, “You are nothing but a fake.”
Looking at his anger, Buddha simply gave a gentle smile and asked, “Tell me, if you buy a gift for someone and if that person does not take it, to whom does the gift belong to?”
This question pushed the person to surprise and he answers, “It belongs to me because I bought the gift.” Gautama smiled and said, “That’s right. It is exactly same with your anger and frustration. If you become angry with me and if I do not get insulted then the anger falls back on you. All you have done is hurt yourself.”
This is it. We should know what to reject and what to accept in the life. In this case, Buddha simply rejected the insult and now the gift belongs to a man in the form of frustration, anger, and displeasure.
So, this was about Gautama and a few life inspiring quotes of Buddha. Hope you found this post inspiring.
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