Today marks the beginning of Buddha Lent (Vassa), the rainy season in Southeast Asia lasting 3 months. During this time, Buddhist monks mustn’t travel but stay within one single monastery, focusing on meditation and teaching Buddha’s key concepts to devotees.
I only picked up a few of Buddha’s ideas and sayings during our short trip to Thailand, but I especially remember one that reflects upon life in general: concentrate on the here and now; don’t dwell in the past, don’t dream of the future.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
So whatever you decide to do today, do it with a positive attitude and positive things will happen to you.
There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
Photo details (please click on the image for best quality):
Canon EOS 60D, 63mm, ISO 2000, F4, 1/100 sec., no filter, no flash.
Location: Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand.
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