The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
As evidenced by the quote above, even The Buddha understood Law of Attraction. LoA was likely thought of in different terms in those times. I’m showing here, however, that this is not a new concept, while Abraham Hicks may well be responsible for creating the current wave, they are by no means the first to bring this concept to the public conscience. The cliche that there is nothing new under the sun is in full effect here.
The entire concept of LoA is in the first sentence of the passage above that:
Thought manifests as word or as know it today:
Thought creates reality.
This is yet another reason why I identify so closely with Buddhism. So many concepts of Buddhism ring true to me. I’ve been aware for some time of the connection between Law of Attraction and Buddhism. I’ve been aware of the connection between LoA and all religions and that’s why I’ve stated here too many times to count that my own spirituality has grown exponentially since discovering Law of Attraction.
Buddhism, some have said, is not really a religion, but merely a movement, a philosophy. I wonder if that’s because Buddhists don’t pray to a Divinity? I wonder if that is a prerequisite for a philosophy to progress toward a religion? That their practitioners must have a Divinity that they look up to?
While doing a bit of research last week looking for connections between these two concepts, I found several sites that extrapolated the similarities between Buddhism and Law of Attraction. I paid close attention to all the sites I discovered and decided to share this one:
I’ll be revisiting this site often as I returned on multiple occasions last week as well. Sunada Takagi wrote a post discussing the connections between LoA and Buddhism called:
A Buddhist’s Rethinking of Law of Attraction. One of the reasons I’m choosing to include this blog over all the others I spent time reviewing is that Sunada was somewhat skeptical of the ties between these concepts, I don’t like when the research I find is ALL IN on a particular topic. When there is no wiggle room for any doubt.
I clearly see a connection here, but I also don’t want to put forth the idea that I’m so rigid as not to see the other side. Sunada made it apparent that she wanted to weigh the two concepts with and against each other. In the process of researching these two concepts I found another blog I’ll be keeping an eye on as well.
That’s a good thing.
Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.