The Buddhist teachings suggest we have a mind that is luminous and precious (like a diamond) and that our happiness depends on us cultivating this jewel within. Drawing on the Buddha’s sutras, I show how finding this jewel of our mind requires effort, patience and a willingness to go against the flow of what society calls happiness.
My journey into Buddhism has been an unexpected and exciting one. If someone had told me when I was fourteen what I was going to do before my 30th birthday, I would have called them insane. But at the same time I would have sat in wonder at the adventures I was going to have and I would have been unimaginably excited about the years following my 27th birthday. In this brief video, I provide you with a snippet of my life and what led me into Buddhism, and I take the opportunity to invite new viewers to come join me at my channel. Thanks for watching!
This is a brief video biography about Buddha. The Buddha has inspired so many around the world to find peace and happiness through meditation and his teachings, but who is the Buddha and what happened in his life that made him become the Buddha, the ‘Awakened One’?
Buddha was born around 2,600 years ago. He was born into a royal family and was given the name Prince Siddhartha Gautama. He lived a protected and carefree life of luxury, until one day he came face to face with the harsh realities of life: old age, sickness and death. These three sights were to change the course of Siddhartha’s life.
Embarking on a spiritual quest to find liberation from the sufferings in the world, Siddhartha finally discovered the truth of suffering and how to end it. He achieved enlightenment under the Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya, India, and from that moment on was known as the Buddha, the ‘Awakened One’.