The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
The Four Noble Truths
The first and most profound teaching of the Buddha is of the
Four Noble Truths.
1. Life is suffering: pain, frustration, agitation, jealousy.
2. The origin of suffering is ignorance, selfishness, craving.
3. The cessation of suffering, or perfect peace, can be achieved through the elimination of ignorance, selfishness and craving.
4. The path to extinguish ignorance, selfishness and craving is the Eightfold Path.
The Eightfold Path
1. Right Views
2. Right Thought
3. Right Speech
4. Right Conduct
5. Right Livelihood
6. Right Effort
7. Right Mindfulness
8. Right Meditation