1. Introduction

Life is beautiful. Everything is in the hands of an individual. Only thing is that to know the right way to see the self. Self-awareness, self interest, self motivation, self realization, self-appreciation, self actualization, self management, self assessment, and self reliance are very important for happy and healthy life. Many philosophers and spiritual leaders have showed good paths for all human beings to overcome their problems. Gautama Buddha was the prominent philosopher and spiritual leader during 5-6 century BC. He had showed a right path for happy and healthy life. His single thought is more valuable than a result of Doctor of Philosophy in the present world. The investigator has tried his best to compile the philosophical thoughts of Gautama Buddha for happy and healthy life.

2. Philosophical Thoughts of Buddha for Happy and Healthy Life.
Buddhism is a way of life. It is not a religion. Anyone can choose this path to lead their

life purposefully. All the philosophical thoughts of Buddha are very simple to understand. It really helps a lot for an individual to keep his/her day peacefully. These are the simple ways for happy and healthy life.

Two Things to Remember in Life:
1) Take care of your thoughts when you are alone, and

2) Take care of your words, when you are with people.

Three Simple Rules in Life:
1) If you do not go after what you want, you will never have it.

2) If you do not ask, the answer will always be no.

3) If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.

Three Things Cannot be Hidden:
1) The sun

2) The moon, and

3) The truth

The Four Noble Truths:
1) Ordinary life brings about suffering

2) The origin of suffering is attachment

3) The cessation of suffering is


4) Suffering can cease, by following the Eight fold Path.

Never Forget 3 People in Life:
1) Who helped in difficult times

2) Who left you in difficult times

3) Who put you in difficult times

The Five Rules of Happiness:
1) Don’t Worry

2) Don’t Hate

3) Give More

4) Expect Less

5) Live Simply

Five Thins You Will Never Recover in Life:

1) A stone after it’s thrown.

2) A word after it’s said.

3) An occasion after it’s missed.

4) Time after it’s gone.

5) Trust after it’s lost.

The Six Rules of Life:
1) Before you pray…Believe

2) Before you speak…Listen

3) Before you spend…Earn

4) Before you write…Think

5) Before you quit…Try

6) Before you die…Live

The Six Rules to be Happy in Life:
1) Never hate

2) Don’t worry

3) Live simple

4) Expect a little

5) Give a lot

6) And always smile

The Six Best Doctors:
1) Sunshine

2) Water

3) Rest

4) Air

5) Exercise, and

6) Diet

Seven Steps to Happiness:
1) Think Less, Feel More

2) Frown Less, Smile More

3) Talk Less, Listen More

4) Judge Less, Accept More.
5) Watch Less, Do More

6) Complain Less, Appreciate More

7) Fear Less, Love More:

Eight fold path for happy life:

1) Right View

2) Right Intention

3) Right Speech

4) Right Action

5) Right Livelihood

6) Right Effort

7) Right Mindfulness

8) Right Concentration

12 Steps for Self Care:

1) If it feels wrongs, don’t do it.

2) Say “exactly” what you mean.

3) Don’t be a people pleaser.

4) Trust your instincts.

5) Never speak badly about yourself.

6) Never give up on your dreams.

7) Don’t be afraid to say “no”

8) Don’t be afraid to say “yes”

9) Be kind to yourself.

10) Let go of what you can’t control.

11) Stay away from drama & negativity.

12) Love.


There are three important things to understand the philosophical thoughts of Gautama Buddha. They are; Self, Thought and Love. Continuous watch of thoughts with love of self is very important for happy and healthy life. Everything is with you only. Nothing is impossible.These philosophical thoughts are very useful for common public in general and students in particular. Simple life is an answer for all types of problems. Try to live simply for happy and healthy life. It is our duty to follow the philosophical thoughts of Buddha for happy and healthy life. I the preset highly stressful world.


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Amareswaran, N. (2013). Moral values in buddhism. Rise, fall and revival of buddhism in India

(pp. 82-92). Hyderabad: MGNIRSA.

Buddha. (2018, May 9). Philosophcal thoughts of Buddha for happy and healthy life. Retrieved May 9, 2018, from Printerest: https://in.printerest.com

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