This is the practical way to follow the 4 Noble Truths.
My spiritual journey continues, with the study of Buddhism. While condensing the vast religion is difficult, it is based on The Four Noble Truths from The Buddha, or “Awakened One” who lived in India 2500 years ago.
Buddhists don’t pray to God, but rely on the self. Buddha recognized that suffering was part of the human condition, and created The Four Noble Truths so his followers would have a spiritual solution to suffering .
The Four Noble Truths:
The Buddha said that to achieve peace and wisdom, we must know ourselves, do no harm to others, and concentrate, so we can cut through our delusions.
To achieve this, we must walk the Eightfold Path:
These ancient beliefs are still relevant today. By borrowing from the Buddhist philosophy, we can ease our own suffering by looking into our own souls and tempering our desires, letting go of our attachment to things and beliefs that no longer serve us, and detaching until we learn that within ourselves we have all we need.