Writer’s Quote Wednesday – The Buddha

 

 

 

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This Wednesday, I’m taking part in Writer’s Quote Wednesday @ Silverthreading.com.

http://silverthreading.com/2015/05/06/writers-quote-wednesday-the-Buddha/

The topic this week is Buddhism. The quote below simplifies life. There are only a few things that really matter, finding love, living life to the full, and letting go.

 

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“In the end,

These things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”

Gautama Buddha

About This Author (via Goodreads)

Gautama Buddha (Sanskrit: गौतम बुद्ध) born as Prince Siddhārtha (Sanskrit: सिद्धार्थ) was a spiritual teacher from the Indian subcontinent, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.

Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism, and accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic rules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarized after his death and memorized by his followers. Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition, and first committed to writing about 400 years later.

The time of Gautama’s birth and death is uncertain: most historians in the early 20th century dated his lifetime as circa 563 BCE to 483 BCE, but more recent opinion dates his death to between 486 and 483 BCE or, according to some, between 411 and 400 BCE. However, at a specialist symposium on this question held in 1988 in Göttingen, the majority of those scholars who presented definite opinions gave dates within 20 years either side of 400 BCE for the Buddha’s death, with others supporting earlier or later dates. These alternative chronologies, however, have not yet been accepted by all other historians.

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About Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog, Kyrosmagica. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer in the process of finishing my first YA fantasy novel, set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on Net Galley and Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.
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6 Responses to Writer’s Quote Wednesday – The Buddha

  1. I am Buddhist so I especially enjoyed the additional information about Buddha’s life. That quote you used is one of my favorites! Thank you. I was late getting my WQW post up today. Here is the link to this week’s post: http://silverthreading.com/2015/05/13/writers-quote-wednesday-sir-winston-churchill/. I know I caused some confusion by being late. Thank you again for sharing the words of the Buddha. ❤

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  2. Pingback: Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up from 5/13/15 | Silver Threading

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