This Wednesday, I’m taking part in Writer’s Quote Wednesday @ Silverthreading.com.
The topic this week is Buddhism. The quote below simplifies life. There are only a few things that really matter, finding love, living life to the full, and letting go.
“In the end,
These things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”
About This Author (via Goodreads)
Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism, and accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic rules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarized after his death and memorized by his followers. Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition, and first committed to writing about 400 years later.
The time of Gautama’s birth and death is uncertain: most historians in the early 20th century dated his lifetime as circa 563 BCE to 483 BCE, but more recent opinion dates his death to between 486 and 483 BCE or, according to some, between 411 and 400 BCE. However, at a specialist symposium on this question held in 1988 in Göttingen, the majority of those scholars who presented definite opinions gave dates within 20 years either side of 400 BCE for the Buddha’s death, with others supporting earlier or later dates. These alternative chronologies, however, have not yet been accepted by all other historians.
I am Buddhist so I especially enjoyed the additional information about Buddha’s life. That quote you used is one of my favorites! Thank you. I was late getting my WQW post up today. Here is the link to this week’s post: http://silverthreading.com/2015/05/13/writers-quote-wednesday-sir-winston-churchill/. I know I caused some confusion by being late. Thank you again for sharing the words of the Buddha. <3
Oh, oops, I did wonder. Well in the spirit of Winston Churchill, I must say:
“I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” So next time I take part hopefully, optimistically, I’ll post about the right Wednesday topic, instead of being a week behind! In my defence I was stung to hell and back by stinging nettles in my garden today, weeding, so it’s no wonder I got it wrong! Read more Winston Churchill quotes: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/w/winston_churchill_3.html#dd6C41AWfhroTp0I.99
Oh no, it was not your fault. It was all mine. I was slow in getting the post up. Don’t worry. I have your post and loved it. Stinging nettles! Oh, boy! I hope you will be alright. For me, I usually run into a bed of red ants who are ruthless here in Florida. Stay safe! <3
Yes I’m fine! Stay safe too, keep away from those red ants. Glad you liked my post. 🙂
Thanks, for your wrap up Colleen. Lots of interesting and fun quotes, enjoyed them very much, now following lots of new blogs too. 🙂