Solutions To Enlightenment In Buddhism

821 Words 4 Pages
Intro: Buddhism answers all the fundamental questions including the solution. The solution includes the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. This path is to lead a person to enlightenment which should be the goal of life in the eyes of Buddhism. Buddhism follows the Buddha and his story of enlightenment to reach the solution and to find true happiness.
The solution to the problems of humanity are to reach enlightenment through the steps Buddhism has provided. Enlightenment is also the way to finding true happiness and so the solution also relates to the fundamental question of finding happiness. These steps include upholding the Four Noble Truths and following the Eightfold Path. These steps focus on solving the problem of humanity.
…show more content…
Right resolve is the next one which simply means being committed to the practice and pursuit of liberation. Then there is the section of Moral Discipline. This section is comprised of right speech, right action, and right livelihood. Right speech is committing to refraining from lying, idle character and gossip, and watching one’s words. Right action means no murdering, no stealing, being charitable and so on. Right livelihood means having a good job that harms no one, making sure no living thing is harmed, and being free from luxury. The last division is Meditation. Right effort is the first one meaning avoiding evil impulses and to attain good ones with persistence. Right mindfulness is being aware and focused on feelings and getting rid of greed and distress. Lastly there is Right concentration or meditation which, is when withdrawal from life happens and enables the discipline to overcome all that holds a person back from reaching true nirvana. These steps are to be followed to fix the problem with humanity and reach enlightenment. The Four Noble Truths are the second part of the solution. The …show more content…
This solution consists of upholding the Four Noble Truths and following along on the Eightfold Path. This path is simply put but, hard to follow. This path is the only way to reach true enlightenment and enlightenment is main solution to all problems. This Eightfold path consists of right view, right resolve, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. This is the only way to reach enlightenment in the eyes of Buddhism. The solution seems simple and well put together but the problem is it falls under the worldview test of logical consistency. It contradicts itself when it states that all desires must be gone to reach enlightenment but the desire itself is to reach enlightenment. The Eightfold Path solution does not seem logically consistent with itself but, this is what the “Blessed One” says is the only way to find true

Related Documents