The Basics of Buddhism Part 1

Buddhism is based on four basic tenets : Compassion, Mindfulness, Wisdom & Ethics.

Here are four noble truths of Buddhism :

  • Dukkha – Dukkha is a part of living. Dukkha of often translated as suffering, disease or stress.
  • Cause – There are causes to our sufferings, namely craving and delusion or ignorance.
  • Cessation – Through the abandoning of clinging, cessation of dukkha is possible in our lives.
  • The Path – The Noble Eightfold Path is the way to cease dukkha and liberate oneself from suffering.

What is the noble eightfold path of Buddhism :

  • View – Wise view is seeing clearly, especially in regards to the three marks of excellence.
  • Intention – Wise intention is the intention to cultivate liberation and not cause harm to other beings.
  • Speech – Wise speech is speaking in a way that creates liberation and does not create suffering.
  • Livelihood – Wise livelihood is earning a living without engaging in harmful businesses.
  • Effort – Wise effort is the cultivation of healthy seeds and abandonment of unwholesome ones.
  • Action – Wise action is acting with kind wisdom, and not causing or endorsing harm.
  • Mindfulness – Wise mindfulness is the practice of the Four Foundations, or cultivation of clarity.
  • Concentration – Wise concentration is the cultivation of a collected mind and the states of jhana.

More on practices of Buddhism in the next post.

Reference : https://oneminddharma.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/meditation-infographic.jpg

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Sustain blog says:

    I am a Buddhist by birth. Four noble truths as well as noble eightfold path are the cream of Buddhism. A good post..

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    1. GS says:

      Glad to get this stamped by a Buddhist. Thank you

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      1. Sustain blog says:

        You are welcome! My passion for sustainability has root cause in Buddhism.

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      2. GS says:

        That’s great.!

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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    1. GS says:

      Buddhism is the world’s fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists. Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on original teachings attributed to the Buddha and resulting interpreted philosophies.

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      1. Yes, I studied buddhism and went to buddhist classes. It is a beautiful religion (many don’t call it a religion because of the dogma that goes with it). We are all the Buddha in disguise. 😉

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      2. GS says:

        Yes we all are Buddha

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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