How long are you willing to wait until you get to do what you love to do the most? 20 years? Entire life? Or, more than a lifetime?
In Lord Buddha’s case, he waited billions of lifetimes before his greatest wish came true. “Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta,” which recounts the historic event in which the Buddha
gave his first-ever sermon, might take less than 20 minutes to chant but it was culmination of the world’s longest-running story of love for humanity.
Buddhism was founded out of unconditional love. When
we love someone, not only we wish that person happy but
also we try to do whatever we can to bring happiness to that
person. In so doing, we give, share and make sacrifices. That
exactly what Gautama Buddha did unconditionally.
After painstakingly risking his own life, he shared all the
knowledge that he discovered out of a sheer wish to help
fellow human beings free themselves from the bondage of
physical and emotional suffering without expecting anything
in return except their happiness.