End of Suffering

Death Valley

The Four Noble Truths

1. All things and experiences are marked by suffering or disharmony
and frustration (dukkha).
2. The arising of suffering or disharmony or frustration comes from desire
or craving and clinging.
3. To achieve the cessation or end of suffering or disharmony or frustration,
let go of desire or craving and clinging.
4. The way to achieve that cessation of suffering or disharmony and frustration,
is walking the Eightfold Path.

The Eightfold Path to the Cessation of Suffering

1. Right Understanding of the following facts:
the truth about suffering … (The Four Truths);
everything is impermanent and changes;
there is no separate individual self, this is an illusion. (We are one!)
2. Right Determination to:
give up what is wrong and evil;
undertake what is good;
abandon thoughts that have to do with bringing suffering to any conscious being;
cultivate thoughts of loving kindness, that are based on caring about others’
suffering, and sympathetic joy in others’ happiness.
3. Right Speech:
Abstain from telling lies.
Abstain from talk that brings harm or discredit to others
(such as backbiting or slander) or talk that creates hatred or disharmony
between individuals and groups.
Abstain from harsh, rude, impolite, malicious, or abusive language.
Abstain from idle, useless, and foolish babble and gossip.
Abstain from recrimination and negative statements.
Abstain from harsh speech—practice kindly speech.
Abstain from frivolous speech—practice meaningful speech.
Abstain from slanderous speech—practice harmonious speech.
Speak the truth if it is useful and timely. Practice only necessary speech.
Let your speech be filled with loving kindness. Speak that which alleviates suffering.
4. Right Action:
Peaceful, honorable conduct; abstain from dishonest dealings; take concrete steps
necessary to foster what is good.
Do things that are moral, honest, and alleviate suffering. Do not do things that
will bring suffering to others or yourself.
5. Right Livelihood:
Abstain from making your living from an occupation that brings harm and suffering
to humans or animals, or diminish their well-being. This includes: activities
that directly harm conscious beings, and activities that indirectly harm sentient
beings, e.g., making weapons or poisons.
6. Right Effort:
Foster good and prevent evil;
Work on yourself—be engaged in appropriate self-improvement. The essence of
right effort is that everything must be done with a sense of proper balance
that fits the situation. Effort should be balanced between trying too hard
and not trying hard enough. For example, strike the balance between excessive
fasting and over-indulgence in food. Trying hard to progress too rapidly
gets poor results, as does not trying hard enough.
7. Right Mindfulness or wakefulness:
Foster right attention.
Avoid whatever clouds our mental awareness (e.g., drugs).
Systematically and intentionally develop awareness.
8. Right Concentration:
Developed by practicing meditation or mental focusing. Proper meditation
must be done continuously while awake and should include work on awareness
of body, emotions, thought, and mind objects.

source: The Buddha
image: Eddie Two Hawks/image collection/Death Valley, California

reprinted from: ETH “Impermanence”/May 10, 2012
dukkha: (Pali; Sanskrit) meaning, suffering

IDOL ROSE

Blooms Within Words

Birder's Journey

"If you want to see birds, you must have birds in your heart." -- John Burroughs

Monkey's Tale

An Adventure Travel Blog

anotherdayinparadise

Travels in Paradise

WILD COUNTRY, with Ken Marsh

Getting wild. In Alaska. And writing all about it.

Zeebra Designs & Destinations

An Artist's Eyes Never Rest

The Soul's Urge

Expressing Emotions through Words

New O'Hana Farm TN, LLC

Faith - Family - Farm Products

Photography - David A Lockwood.

Photography - Oman & UK.

Reflections on Existence

Appreciation of Life as Story

Into the Light Adventures

By Sandra Js Photography - Make the rest of your life the best of your life.

Lluís Bussé

Since 2012: Art | Culture | Science

flaviavinci

Now, Here and Somewhere Else

Welcome to akuner

People who love to eat & travel are always good people!

WORDS IN THE LIGHT

Poésie sous les étoiles

AesthesiaMag

French magazine - art & visual culture

melissabluefineartblog.wordpress.com/

Paintings Celebrating the Beauty of Nature of the upper Midwest

Tiffany Arp-Daleo Art

Abstract Paintings, Mixed Media, Photography

Wildflower Women

Just another WordPress.com site

saania2806.wordpress.com/

Philosophy is all about being curious, asking basic questions. And it can be fun!

gunjan arora

Yoga for Health, Healing and Happiness

Snapshots Of My World

A Journal of Thoughts, Photographs and Sketches

Postcard from life lately

Postcards from life lately. When life sends you a postcard, keep it safe, keep it close to your heart, let it warm your soul!

Natuurfreak 2

Ik hou van wandelen, de natuur en fotograferen. Hier vind je dus informatie over de natuur, evenementen en al wat er rond me gebeurt

%d bloggers like this: