Four Noble Truths And The Eightfold Path Analysis

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.
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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…
The reading states “Truly, it is the destruction of this very thirst” (Teaching: The Noble Eightfold Path, 86). This means that curing suffering consists of riding yourself of desire. Though how can you truly rid yourself of desire completely. Even having the desire to be enlightened and awakened is necessary to be awakened. When the Buddha has reached real enlightenment in the story he said that had seen all his past lives and found true happiness. He had said that he did not want to move from the tree he was under and wanted to stay there for the rest of his days. This I believe was a desire. Even when the Buddha has reached real enlightenment the first thing he did was thought about how he desired to stay under that tree forever. This evidence goes against the worldview test of Logical Consistency. The answer to the fundamental question of solution is not consistent. The only way to reach enlightenment to lift yourself from all desires yet this seems to be an impossible task. This coincides with the inconsistency of this

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