LYRA LIGHT – THE EIGHTFOLD PATH OF BUDDHA

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“THE EIGHTFOLD PATH OF BUDDHA” IS THE WAY TO HAPPINESS. ALWAYS SEEK IN ANCIENT TEACHINGS WHAT IS THEIR HIDDEN MESSAGE, THEIR TRUTH, BECAUSE WHAT AND WHO WE ARE NOW AND HERE IS JUST ANOTHER BRIEF SECOND OF AN ENDLESS PATH, ON WHICH WE HAVE BEEN WALING SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME. THE MESSAGE IS STILL HERE FOR WE HAVEN`T YET MADE IT TO THE CORE OF LIGHT. WE ARE SEEKERS, PILGRIMS SEARCHING FOR OURSELVES AND THE WHOLE.
1 RIGHT UNDERSTANDING ESPECIALLY KNOWLEDGE OF THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS:
1. Suffering exists. It is part of the very structure of existence
2. Suffering has a cause.
3. There is a way to end (or at least greatly reduce) suffering.
4. A way to end (reduce) suffering is by following the eightfold path.
2 RIGHT MOTIVATION (RESOLVE). THE DETERMINATION TO RENOUNCE ANIMOSITY, MALICE, AND HATRED FROM OUR CONSCIOUSNESS.
3 RIGHT SPEECH. TELLING THE TRUTH AND AVOIDING LIES, HARSH LANGUAGE, FRIVOLOUS GOSSIP, AND ANY REMARKS WHICH MAY CAUSE OTHERS UNNECESSARY HARDSHIP OR PAIN.
4 RIGHT ACTION. ACTING IN WAYS THAT HONOR RATHER THAN DESTROY LIFE, AND NO STEALING OR IMMORALITY OR ACTION WHICH WOULD HARM OTHERS OR YOURSELF. LET YOUR ACTS CREATE GOOD KARMA.
5 RIGHT LIVELIHOOD. FINDING AN OCCUPATION WHICH SUITS YOUR OWN NATURE, WHICH CONTRIBUTES TO THE WORLD IN SOME POSITIVE WAY, AND WHICH DOES NOT CAUSE DAMAGE, DIFFICULTY, OR HARDSHIP TO OTHERS.
6 RIGHT EFFORT. DIRECTING YOUR EFFORTS TOWARD FAITHFULLY FOLLOWING THE EIGHTFOLD PATH.
7 RIGHT MINDFULNESS (AWARENESS). LETTING GO OF THOUGHTS OF “I MUST HAVE THIS”, OR “I MUST HAVE THAT”. DEVELOPING MOMENT BY MOMENT AWARENESS OF WHAT WE ARE IN FACT DOING IN OUR LIVES AND THE WORLD, AND SENSITIVITY TO THE EFFECTS OF THIS. LEARNING TO PERCEIVE THE WORLD AND OTHERS CLEARLY, WITHOUT JUDGEMENT OR ENVY.
8 RIGHT CONCENTRATION. PRACTICING MEDITATIVE STATES WHICH LEAD US IN THE DIRECTION OF SELF MASTERY AND EVEN MINDEDNESS.
AUTHOR: MARIA JOSÉ ANTUNES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. IF YOU WANT HEALING AND GUIDANCE SESSIONS OR TO BECOME MY SPIRITUAL STUDENT CONTACT ME AT:  mariajoseantunes66@gmail.com .

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