Victory breeds hatred, for the defeated live in pain. Happily live the peaceful, giving up victory and defeat.
Happily Live The Peaceful
Topic: Overcoming Adversity
“Victory breeds hatred, for the defeated live in pain. Happily live the peaceful, giving up victory and defeat.”
Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama, was a spiritual teacher and the founder of Buddhism. Born in the 6th century BCE in Lumbini, now modern-day Nepal, he was destined for greatness. At the age of 29, he renounced his luxurious life as a prince and embarked on a spiritual quest to find the ultimate truth about human suffering and the nature of existence.
After years of intense meditation and self-discipline, Gautama attained enlightenment under a Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya, India, at the age of 35. He became the Buddha, which means "the awakened one" or "the enlightened one." Gautama Buddha spent the rest of his life teaching the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, which formed the core principles of Buddhism. His teachings emphasized the importance of overcoming desire and attachment to achieve liberation from suffering. Known for his compassion and wisdom, Gautama Buddha's teachings have had a profound impact on millions of people worldwide, inspiring them to seek inner peace and spiritual enlightenment. His legacy as a spiritual leader and philosopher continues to resonate and guide individuals on their spiritual journeys to this day.
Wilson, Andrew, editor. World Scripture II. Universal Peace Federation, 2011, p. 1087 [Buddha, Dhammapada v. 201].
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Buddha, Dhammapada v. 201
Once he [King Kosala] was compelled to fight with his own nephew, king Ajatasattu, and was defeated. Hearing it the Buddha remarked: “Happily the peaceful live, giving up victory and defeat.”
–The Buddha and His Teachings, Narada, Kindred Sayings, part I, pp. 109-110.