The Path to End Suffering: Step OneOctober 23, 2023 | 1 Comment
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Meditation practice begins at 16:29.
Hello, wonderful Open Heart Project. I hope you are well and enjoying this series of videos on foundational Buddhist teachings. The idea here is not to make you (or anyone) into “Buddhists” but to draw from this extraordinary wisdom what can be applied to your life.
In the last few weeks, we talked about:
- Life is suffering. (uh-oh)
- The cause of suffering (grasping)
- The cessation of suffering (it’s possible!)
This week, we move on to the fourth noble truth which is The Noble Eightfold Path. It describes the eight steps we can take to realize what it means to stop suffering. Then we can help others to stop suffering in a more direct way.
The eight steps along the path are:
- Right View
- Right Intention
- Right Speech
- Right Action
- Right Livelihood
- Right Effort
- Right Mindfulness
- Right Concentration
In this video I offer a brief overview of the eightfold path (and how it is organized according to three categories: ethical conduct, living a mindful life, and true wisdom). (Many numbers!) And then go on to discuss what is meant by Right View.
Next video: Right Intention!
Thoughts? Love to hear them.
Much love, Susan