Buddha Stories & Teaching

When Buddha said “Be kind to yourself” what it means

When Buddha said “Be kind to yourself” what it means?

It means don’t generate craving and aversion. Craving and aversion refer to the mind’s tendency to react to experience with either desire or aversion, which can lead to suffering.

In Buddhist teachings, the root cause of suffering is identified as craving and aversion, which can be overcome through the cultivation of wisdom and the practice of the Eightfold Path.


Subodh Gupta - Yoga Instructor based in London. Author of several books on Yoga. Conducted more than 500 wellness workshops in Delhi and London. Natural Health & Buddha Teachings in English https://www.subodhgupta.com