Buddha: The Mind Is Everything
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become” – Buddha
The Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) (563 BCE – 483 BCE) Spiritual teacher from ancient India and the historical founder of Buddhism.
After a reputed 49 days of meditation under the Bodhi tree, at the age of 35, he is said to have attained Enlightenment. At the time of his awakening he realized complete insight into the cause of suffering, and the steps necessary to eliminate it. These discoveries became known as the “Four Noble Truths”, which are at the heart of Buddhist teaching. Through mastery of these truths, a state of supreme liberation, or Nirvana, is believed to be possible for any being.