I am the Awakened One, nice to meet you. More
Why do you practice?To find the Middle Way.
How do you practice?
- The Four Noble Truths: that suffering is an ingrained part of existence; that the origin of suffering is craving for sensuality, acquisition of identity, and annihilation; that suffering can be ended; and that following the Noble Eightfold Path is the means to accomplish this;
- The Noble Eightfold Path: right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration;
- Dependent origination: the mind creates suffering as a natural product of a complex process;
- Rejection of the infallibility of accepted scripture: Teachings should not be accepted unless they are borne out by our experience and are praised by the wise. See the Kalama Sutta for details;
- Anicca (Sanskrit: anitya): That all things that come to be have an end;
- Dukkha (Sanskrit: duḥkha): That nothing which comes to be is ultimately satisfying;
- Anattā (Sanskrit: anātman): That nothing in the realm of experience can really be said to be "I" or "mine";
- Nibbāna (Sanskrit: Nirvāna): It is possible for sentient beings to realize a dimension of awareness which is totally unconstructed and peaceful, and end all suffering due to the mind's interaction with the conditioned world.
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