How to understand The Buddha Path to Healing Your Life and put noble truths and spiritual principles into practice in your own life can change things drastically, and quickly for you. Learn to walk the right path, and understand what that actually means in everyday life. Suffering is a major part of life. Staying stuck in suffering is not. This is the Nirvana that Buddha talked about. He encouraged us to take the road less travelled and to ease our suffering and that of the rest of the world. Healing from depression, addictions, anxiety and the stuckness that life can bring, is not necessary in today’s modern world. Learn the art of self reliance, healing and growth with us as we explore the principles and noble truths of walking a righteous path.
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Religion and The Buddha Path to Healing Your Life
As a modern Christian, or Universal Christian, I am coming to understand that division among people is just a mind-trap. Our minds are always looking for division by nature. This we call our ego, or shadow selves as Carl Jung, my favourite psychologist of all time put it. We are designed largely with a need to win, to be right, to be on the top and to be better than other people. This dichotomous thinking is always separating us from others. The protestants from the Methodists or Catholics. Even worse from the Muslims, Jews or Buddhists. It defeats the whole idea of Christianity as loving God and our neighbour. We somehow made our neighbour smaller and smaller as we evolved over the last two thousand years. We split the field more and more and in so doing created war. We killed off all our neigbours and loved only what we thought was like ourselves. So we have a lot to make up for as Christians for sure. But also as a species. We have all in one way or another created sides and divisions, which must fall if we really want to consciously evolve to any real degree. One thing we know from data and research is that Buddhism and Christianity have more similarities than differences. Perhaps we need to start appealing to the former not the latter thinking.
Buddhism can teach us a lot about how to do that. Their belief in karma, or cause and effect is beyond useful to an egoic mind and so are their ideas about the Three Universal Truths,
Discovering The Buddha Path to Healing Your Life
the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, which together are known as the Dharma, many of which are displayed in our short Youtube video on The Buddha Path.
The Three Universal Truths are:
- Everything is impermanent and changing
- Impermanence leads to suffering, making life imperfect
- The self is not personal and unchanging.
The Four Noble Truths:
- All life involves suffering (the Truth of Suffering)
- Suffering is caused by desire and attachment (the Origin of Suffering)
- Desire and attachment can be overcome (the Truth of Cessation)
- The way to overcome them is by the Eightfold Path (the Truth of the Path).
The Eightfold Path:
- Right seeing and understanding – e.g. the Noble Truths
- Right thought or intention – e.g. acting considerately
- Right speech – e.g. avoiding lies or gossip; saying what you mean
- Right action – e.g. honesty and not harming living things
- Right work or livelihood – e.g. avoiding jobs that harm other beings
- Right effort – e.g. seeking to overcome desire, selfishness and attachment
- Right mindfulness – e.g. thinking before acting; meditation
- Right concentration – e.g. freeing the mind of distractions before meditation
It seems that so much of our suffering these days, and there is a lot of it, is caused and exacerbated unnecessarily. We argue, fuss, fight, blame and accuse. We judge the field and then cause one division after another. Rarely do I meet a client these days who doesn’t have at least one family member they don’t talk to, generally speaking.
Love is greatly underestimated. When we love, we leave the judgments and become open, not closed. Defence is the first act of war. Our million year old minds are always on the defensive. So, psychologically speaking what we need to do is show up without our armour with intentional vulnerability and connection as a core purpose that we hold mindfully above all else. If we start to show up not only psychologically but emotionally and spiritually as well, we will see things start to change from the bottom up. From our family and career lives, outwards. The Buddha path emphasises mindfulness, right effort and focus that we need to keep in mind in an ever changing and imperfect world. When you and I can sit together and relate through our imperfections, the ego will have no place in our relationships, marriages and decision making processes. From this standpoint, we can create better schooling, stable and inclusive societies and relationships with each other. In this way, unnecessary suffering, manifest through addictions and depression for example, will dissolve with love and oneness.
Benedizioni, Shalom and Namaste