Advice from the Buddha

Hello, I am not enlightened, but if you are in a situation where you are wondering "what would Buddha do?" then I would be happy to help!

Anonymous asked: "The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed." I dont understand how the last sentence agrees with Buddhist values or ideals.

Hm… This is a very interesting quote.  I suppose what it’s saying is if you have fear, then your fear will cloud your judgement, and you won’t be able to focus on your life and the experiences happening to it.  Your journey will be hindered by uncertainty and fears.  Only by letting this go, and just letting things happen can you really be free.

The last sentence is a very Therevada way of thinking.  It’s very focused on only you can bring yourself to becoming enlightened.  Only you know what you feel, only you know what you think and how you experience life.

I suppose the way you could look at this, in a Buddhist way is that once you let go of everything that everyone is trying to tell you, and teach you, only then can you personally grow and be free of all judgement and perceptions of reality.

I hope this helps?  If you have other quotes your confused about, or subsequent questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

-Niki

  • 28 April 2013
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