They worship Buddha’s teachings because it is morally right. The ways they think, feel, and live are based on certain principles taught by Buddha in result of where they will end up in the afterlife. Of course they all want to be saved and enter Nirvana. Buddhists must break the karma and not be reborn into the world. Salvation for Buddhists is enlightenment.
By removing temptation, they gain more control of the mind. Buddhists are very spiritual about their surroundings. They cherish all living things. They would remove all living organism with such care before an area is used for construction. Reducing the suffering of others provides a meaning to their lives.
When one achieves this, then one is attached to all sentient beings and no longer wants to attain liberation only for oneself. Compassion is so heavily ingrained in Buddhist practices, that it has been noted that the Buddha had said “the cultivation of loving kindness and compassion is not just part of our practice, it is all of our practice” (Strain, “Compassion & Stoic Philosophy”). Compassion is not just a crucial aspect of the path to Enlightenment; practicing and training in compassion can function to improve the lives of those unconcerned with achieving Buddahood through means of improving health, well-being and increasing self-motivation. Considering the benefits that can come from compassion, everyone should take part in practicing and experiencing compassion as its benefits extend into other aspects of life. Apart from the role compassion plays in the advancement of the path to Enlightenment, compassion meditation practices have been found to impact physiological pathways which are modulated by stress and are also relevant to disease development and progression.
The Buddha has unselfishly delayed Nirvana in perfection to help those seek enlightenment in their life and throughout it. How my religion affects my daily life is the constant helping of those one day to reach the Pure Land, a land where you see no suffering, but you must forget all suffering of the natural world. Our scriptures and Buddha tell you what you must do and seek the inspiration as you forget of your daily despairs. Buddha is the icon of all Buddhists, meaning he is not a God, or an incarnation of God. Buddha is just a man, a mortal being who could face suffering like we can.
Because of this I really appreciate the Buddhist way of thinking. Buddhist teach that you are to look inside yourself to find the inspiration and good to reach the ultimate goal, known as enlightenment. Through this it is no one's responsibility but your own if you aren't happy or successful. It isn't that God has or hasn't blessed you, it's that the answer lies within yourself and you just haven't found it yet. The last way that religion is self serving and foolish is in another way that we make oursleves happier and more content.
The teachings of the Buddha revolve around this central tenant known as the "Four Noble Truths". The Four Noble Truths represent the basis of the Buddha's teaching and form the central foundation of Buddhism. Historically, Lord Buddha preached on these topics during his first public commentary following his enlightenment. The First Noble Truth states that "Life is Dukkha." Dukkha, in English “suffering", exists, even that this is the natural and universal state of beings.
The Noble Eightfold Marga( ways or paths ) :- The goal of a theravada buddhist is to become an arhat . The layperson is asked by theravada buddhism to follow the middle path between the two extremes . The goal of a mahayana buddhist is to attain buddhahood . The eight ethical concepts are recommended by the 4 Noble Truths and we are told that an end to sufferings is possible by following the eight Noble steps .Sufferings and a rebirth are created by cravings , clinging and accumulation of karmas .Buddhism tell us that the bad effects are created by cravings and clinging . Karmas can be cancelled by self-control , meditation and mindfulness .
The fact that the Buddha uses trees to describe both pain and wisdom suggests that these two things exist naturally on earth. This natural existence must be accepted and dealt with in order to reach maturity. Jesus also refers to wisdom as a strong foundation to root moral standing within, and praises those who reap good fruit from his teachings. Both texts agree that to reach a mature state of being, humans must seek a basic understanding of what is wise and root all action upon this wisdom. The simple knowledge of what wisdom is will not save humans from suffering and sin, it is the action done with the possession of this knowledge that liberates all humans.
After reading about his life, I have decided to try meditation, hoping that it will someday help me become a better person. When many people picture heroes, they think of superhero-type heroes, who are powerfully built and constantly save lives, but there are heroes like The Buddha, whose integrity and self-sacrifice to help others has made a special difference in the world. As The Buddha once said “To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance” (Wilson 2), The Buddha showed that one must help let go of their own needs to help others, and that one must act with respect and proper moral values towards
The Eightfold Path is a treatment, a treatment by training (smith 104). Buddha taught that man is a slave to his ego (smith 108). That man wishes happiness, security, success, long life, and many other things for himself and his loved ones. However, pain, frustration, sickness and death are all impossible to avoid and the only way to eliminate these evils is to overcome desire. In Buddhism, the Eightfold Path is meant as a guideline, to be considered, to be contemplated, and to be taken on when, and only when each step is fully accepted as part of the life you seek.