Today’s Daily Buddha

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today matters is what matters the most” – Buddha The sources which present a full and complete picture of the life of Siddhārtha Gautama are a variety of different, and sometimes conflicting, traditional biographies. These include the Buddhacarita, Lalitavistara Sūtra, Mahāvastu, and the Nidānakathā.  Of these, the Buddhacarita is the earliest fullContinue reading “Today’s Daily Buddha”

Today’s Daily Buddha

“We are what we think. All that we are arises…” According to the Buddhist tradition, Gautama was born in Lumbini, now in modern-day Nepal, and raised in Kapilvastu, which may have been either in what is present-day Tilaurakot, Nepal or Piprahwa, India.  According to Buddhist tradition, he obtained his enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, gave his first sermon in Sarnath, and diedContinue reading “Today’s Daily Buddha”

Today’s Daily Buddha

“The mind is everything. What you think When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu Lao Tzu, also rendered as Laozi and Lao-Tze, was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching, the founder of philosophical Taoism, and a deity inContinue reading “Today’s Daily Buddha”

Today’s Daily Buddha

This is a saying from the Pali canon, upadhi dukkhassa mūlanti, which means “Attachment is the root of suffering.” So this is a genuine canonical quote. You’ll find it in this sutta, but translated by Thanissaro as “Acquisition is the root of stress.” His translations are rather idiosyncratic. In this translation of the same sutta it’s “acquisition is theContinue reading “Today’s Daily Buddha”