The Buddha was one bad ass motherf*cker whose wisdom remains as relevant today as it did back in 600 BC.
Siddhartha Gautama, or better known as the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. The term 'Buddha' means 'Awakened One' or 'Enlightened One', which is someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and sees things the way they really are.
49 days after the Buddha attained enlightenment he was requested to teach. The rest is history...
Here are my all-time favourite sayings from the Buddha, along with my perspective on them.
The ego gets in the way for many of us from being happy and especially for growth. A lot of us don't even understand what the ego is, as it is a very deep topic, so I'm going to give it my best shot in trying to explain it.
Ayahuasca is something I had been thinking about doing for quite some time. I have heard it in passing before, that it’s some crazy psychedelic drug that will make you trip balls. In that period of my life I wasn’t interested in spiritual growth or any ‘Hippy bullshit’; I was just interested in getting fucked up, basically.
About a year ago I heard about Ayahuasca in much more detail, listening to the Joe Rogan Podcast, particularly the podcast with Graham Hancock, Aubrey Marcus & Amber Lion, and their experiences with the plant medicine. I got more and more interested the deeper I researched this psychedelic plant; especially its healing properties. There have been many cases and studies of Ayahuasca completely curing mental illnesses such as; anxiety, depression and PTSD. I’ve even heard of some cases where people get cured of their cancers and tumours. This is because Ayahuasca gets to the root of the problem, instead of just treating the symptoms like many traditional medicines do. I mean have you ever heard of a case when antidepressants have actually completely cured someone of depression?