upon a time, the King of Benares went on a picnic in the forest. The beautiful
flowers and trees and fruits made him very happy. As he was enjoying their beauty,
he slowly went deeper and deeper into the forest. Before long, he became separated
from his companions and realized that he was all alone. Then
he heard the sweet voice of a young woman. She was singing as she collected firewood.
To keep from being afraid of being alone in the forest, the king followed the
sound of the lovely voice. When he finally came upon the singer of the songs,
he saw that she was a beautiful fair young woman, and immediately fell in love
with her. They became very friendly, and the king became the father of the firewood
woman's child. Later,
he explained how he had gotten lost in the forest, and convinced her that he was
indeed the King of Benares. She gave him directions for getting back to his palace.
The king gave her his valuable signet ring, and said, "If you give birth
Siddhartha Gautama was a great spiritual leader from a kingdom that
is now called Nepal. He founded Buddhism. In most Buddhist traditions,
he is considered the Supreme Buddha. “Buddha” is interpreted to mean
“awakened one” or “the enlightened one.” Siddhartha is the primary figure in Buddhism, and the accounts of his
life, teachings, and monastic rules were recapitulated after his death
and memorized by his followers. Today I want to discuss some very important life lessons which I’ve derived from the teachings of Buddha.
1. Its Okay to Start Small“A jug fills drop by drop.” Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Every artist was once an amateur.” We all start small, do not despise small beginnings. If you’re
consistent, and if you’re patient, you will succeed! No one succeeds
over night; success belongs to those who are willing to start small and
patiently work until their jug is filled. 2. Thoughts Become Things“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man
speaks or acts w…