The aura around Buddhism is amazing and many people believe that the Buddhist way is the right way to live but find it too tough but is it actually tough at all? To be honest our idea about Buddhism comes from Hollywood movies which are produced and idealized in California, far away from the home of Buddhism, India. We will show you that the basic Buddhist teachings are very easy to follow and any one make it their own to make their lives better.
The main teachings of Lord Buddha start with the Eight Fold Path and he came to this conclusion after years of meditation. He realized that the middle path is the right path and that living an extreme life of suffering gets you nowhere. You need to follow these paths to attain nirvana.
The Eight Fold Path comprises of:
- The right view:
It means that you should have a right idea of the world so that we can get enlightened and not tarnish our karma.
- The right resolve:
It means that we should peacefully renunciate the world and live a life with no ill in our heart.
- The right speech:
One should not abuse or even be rude to others.
- Right conduct:
One should present themselves well and not participate in any kind of ill activities.
- The right livelihood:
One should only possess things that are necessary for their livelihood.
- The right effort:
One should guard themselves from ill thoughts so as to have a peaceful mind.
- The right mindfulness:
One should always be aware of what they are doing and they shouldn’t be absent minded. They should be completely aware and in control of their entire body.
- The right concentration:
One should peace of mind and should practice meditation to do so.