From Buddha’s teachings we understand all phenomena are the nature of our mind: when our mind is impure , they are impure and when our mind becomes pure through purification they become pure.
Buddha taught methods for gradually overcoming negative states of mind such as anger, jealousy, and ignorance, and developing positive minds such as love, compassion, and wisdom. Through this, we will come to experience lasting peace and happiness. These methods work for anyone, in any country, at any age.
Once we have gained experience of them for ourselves we can pass them on to others so they, too, can enjoy the same benefits. The Buddhist way of life – peace, loving kindness, and wisdom – is just as relevant today as it was when Buddha appeared in ancient India.