Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Noble Path:

  1. All life knows suffering/dissatisfaction. Nobody gets what they want out of life.
  2. The cause of suffering is ignorance (of reality) and clinging. Wanting becomes the problem.
  3. There is a way to end suffering/dissatisfaction. By learning how not to want it.
  4. This is the way to end suffering: The Eightfold Path.

a.- Right Understanding – Learning the nature of reality and the truth about life.

b.- Right Aspiration/Intention – Making the commitment to live in such a way that our suffering/dissatisfaction can end.

b.- Right Speech – Speaking the truth in a helpful and compassionate way.

c.- Right Conduct/Action – Living a life consistent with universal wholesomeness.

d.- Right Livelihood – Earning a living in a way that doesn’t harm self or

e.- Right Effort – Just Do It. No Excuses….with balance and kindness.

f.- Right Mindfulness – Applying sati-sampajañña in all activities.

g.- Right Concentration – Expanding our consciousness through meditation.

            Dan Bammes/allan cooper