Four Noble Truths
Essay title: Four Noble Truths
I. Life is filled with suffering due to our desires to want things to be different.
II. Self-centered craving causes the of suffering of imbalance.
III. In order to bring an end to suffering one must bring an end to self-centered craving.
IV. The way to cease craving is to follow the Eight Fold Path.
1. Right View
See things as they truly are without delusions or distortions for all things change. Develop wisdom by knowing how things work, knowing oneself and others.
2. Right Intention
Wholehearted resolution and dedication to overcoming the dislocation of self-centered craving through the development of loving kindness, empathy and compassion.
3. Right Speech
Abstinence from lies and deceptions, backbiting, idle babble and abusive speech. Cultivate honesty and truthfulness; practice speech that is kind and benevolent. Let your words reflect your desire to help, not harm others.
Practice self-less conduct that reflects the highest statement of the life you want to live. Express conduct that is peaceful, honest and pure showing compassion for all beings.
5. Right Livelihood
Avoidance of work that causes suffering to others or that