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