Buddha’s Teaching On LOA

What you seek is seeking you.

This quote holds a power that when manifested upon will definitely light your thinking.

We all know that we can do whatever we want to do because we are capable of doing it. Why? Because people say so and it’s a common belief? No. It’s only because we ourselves believe we get what we work for. We get what we believe in. That belief drives a power to make things happen and makes you work for it in your subconscious. The results or end conclusions are altogether depending not only on your hard work but also the many consequences and situations that follow.

I was reading a book last month. It made me think about what I was doing and what I really wanted out of my life. Seeking happiness and a peace of mind is definitely some great goals in life. But what motivates it?

I took the liberty of noting down the points and my opinions from what I understood and tried to understand from that book. It spoke a lot about the law of attraction. I’ll be reading and researching a more on the LoA and maybe write more than one post about it. For now, as I want to start with the Buddha’s Teachings.

Who doesn’t love Buddha? Whether you’re a devout Buddhist or you just feel the love and peace when gazing upon his image, Buddha touches us. The name “Buddha” means “the enlightened one.” And enlightened he was, especially for 2,500 or so years ago.

In fact, Buddha was so impressive, that an entire religion sprung forth from his philosophy. In a nutshell, Buddhism teaches that people can overcome suffering by living a life filled with right choice, happiness, and compassion.

Of course, these are beautiful sentiments, and everyone would do well to abide by them. But he also said a whole lot more about creating our own personal heaven on earth. Buddha knew, even way back then, that we create our own realities.

Buddha not only knew about the law of attraction, he taught it. Take a look at the lessons he left us about the power of the mind which are reflected in some quotations attributed to him:


“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” ~ Buddha


“An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside.” ~ Buddha


“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts, unguarded. But once mastered, no one can help you as much.” ~ Buddha


“One thought leads to heaven, one thought leads to hell.” ~ Buddha


“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” ~ Buddha


“Attachment leads to suffering.” ~ Buddha


“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” ~ Buddha


“It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one’s own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.” ~ Buddha


“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with pure thoughts, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.” ~ Buddha


“He is able who thinks he is able.” ~ Buddha


“If a man’s mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure.” ~ Buddha


“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” ~ Buddha

Now I cannot attest to the absolute accuracy of these quotes since to my knowledge I wasn’t around when they were first uttered. However, Buddha did seem to see the world as the product of our mind.

And we can only speculate why more of this philosophy isn’t emphasized in the Buddhist religion. I do think it is important, however, that we pay attention now.

What Can We Do with Buddha’s Teachings?

I think the most important thing we can do with what Buddha taught about the power of the mind is to really let it sink in—we are powerful.

It’s easy to gloss over that…“Yeah, yeah, I know, I am powerful.” But, wait—you really ARE powerful. What are you doing with that power?

Buddha taught these ideas 2,500 years ago. Most people weren’t ready to harness their power and to create lives they love back then. Buddha may have been enlightened, but the world wasn’t.

That is changing now. We are currently able to grasp more of our considerable power than we have ever been, and the world is ready for every person upon it to create lives of absolute bliss.

The question is, are you ready for it?

—–Have hope.Keep faith—–

Aishwarya Shah © | Nov’17

49 thoughts on “Buddha’s Teaching On LOA

  1. Thank you for your research and the Buddha quote.
    What distinguishes the Christian faith from other doctrines is the truth that Christ is Alive and communicates personally with His followers!
    And His doctrine is not based on man, and on his thoughts, but has as Center our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

      1. In addition to giving us knowledge and wisdom, the Lord embraces us with His Love, comforts us with His Mercy, and animates us with His Hope.
        Rejoice Aishwarya, He loves you!!!

  2. I’m a fan of this! These concepts have been creeping into my day, before reading your wonderful article. It is coincidence if you don’t notice… 😉

      1. Good to know that… Not many are interested in philosophy, can rarely find someone with interest to talk or to learn from….
        And yup we are all on that path of pursuit of knowledge… Towards infinity…. Best regards!..

  3. What a great summary of some of the teachings of the Buddha. I fell in love with Buddhism years ago and it always makes it way back into my day to day philosophy.

    Thanks for sharing =).

  4. 👏👏👏👏😍😍😍😍😍😍 woww!! Amazing post!!
    Untill someone follow the preachings of Him as it is, it will be a waste of time.. there are multiple translations and multiple meanings that disparate people can form of his teachings; but for someone who believes that He is the supreme one and accept the teachings as it is, there is only one meaning.. and that is true spirituality..

  5. Aishwarya, thank you for you “Like” on my blog. You’re very kind. I was interested in this article because I thought “LOA” meant “Law Of Averages.” Ooops. I appreciate the insights. I’m not sure all these things are actually exclusively under individual control. But one’s assumptions can certainly have a profound effect on one’s perceptions. It may interest you that when George Lucas set about creating the “Force” for “Star Wars,” he intended to create a “user-friendly religion.” I hear “Star Wars” actors saying things very near to these quotes of the Buddha. No disrespect; I merely find it interesting the Lucas has apparently borrowed liberally from this particular well of knowledge.

      1. Curious the below statement is what you believe?
        The Buddha taught that existence is based on Four Noble Truths – that life is rooted in suffering, that suffering is caused by craving for worldly things, that one can find release from suffering by eliminating craving and that the way to eliminate craving is by following the Noble Eightfold Path. This path consists of right understanding, right inten­tion, right speech, right action, right liveli­hood, right effort, right awareness and right concentration. By successfully complying with these things one can attain nirvana.
        If the above statement is true. How do you determine what is right? Is that based on self-evaluation? If that is true the premise is subjected to error.
        Look forward to hearing from you.

      2. No, I doubt it’s self evaluation. Because according to the book I read, it takes years and years of meditation and practice to attain the level of contentment like the Holy. The monks from Tibet, Thailand and others are one such example.

        We can’t deny the teachings of the enlightened. I guess the only way we can follow and inculcate those values in our lives is by choosing to do the good always. And as far as possible, to hurt others less. It’s a difficult path, this one.

        Even I need to learn and grow from my experiences. We all do, at some point in life. You’ve asked a good question Ron! Made me think about it too. Hahah, thanks though!

      3. I don’t think I’m that perfect. I think everyone is imperfect and that’s what makes them special. To achieve something so pure as the enlightened, we must be willing to give up all worldly goods and walk the path of what may seem impossible to us. Maybe that’s why even after years and years of preaching and meditation, the monks still need to try their level of awesome. I certainly think it needs and demands one’s willingness and want which I don’t have in myself.

      4. No hay redención, solo una vía muy estrecha para escapar del Samsara. Y es la última vez que se abrirá. No más de 70 u 80 esta vez. El ser humano se ha degradado definitivamente.

  6. Hello Aishwarya
    El problema, la raíz y la última causa del sufrimiento es la dependencia de la felicidad. Si vives dependendo de su búsqueda lo que encuentras siempre es su ausencia: depresión, aversión y sufrimiento. Actúas como una drogodependiente ciega de ignorancia.
    El Buddha no era feliz. Se reía de tanto en tanto, pero no era feliz. No lo necesitamos.

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