How to Become a Buddhist to Better Your Health

By | February 11, 2014

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For one reason or another, you may be considering becoming a Buddhist or simply studying Buddha’s teachings. The article below will show you some basics that will guide you on your way to becoming a Buddhist.

Read the “Awakened One” by Siddhartha Gautama who is the father of the Buddhist practice. This will give you a nice overview of Buddhist practices as well as words to inspire you and educate you.

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Educate yourself on Buddha’s teachings that include the 4 noble truths and the eight fold path.

Practice meditation in order to free your mind from worry and begin focusing on the present time to achieve inner peace. There are books on the subject that will help you mediate properly.

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Learn about suffering and understand that we all go through the cycle of life and must learn that there will be some inconvenience as well as suffering. How we handle the situation makes all of the difference and this is one of the primary teachings in Buddhism.

Karma Understand the basic principles and rebirth concepts.

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Understand what dukkha means and other Buddhist definitions of many sufferings.

Determine the type of Buddhism you would like to study. There are many to choose from, Zen, Tibetan, Theravada, and Mahayana.  It is required that you pick one to achieve enlightenment but helps you when you are seeking guidance.

Practice daily Make sure you practice Buddhism daily and make it part your life every single day.

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Four Noble Truths: Educate yourself on the Four Noble Truths which are:

Life means suffering

The origin of suffering is attachment.

The cessation is attainable.

The path of cessation of suffering is detachment. 

Practice all of these methods daily and you can learn how Buddhism can help make you a happier and healthier person in your every day life.

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