Simple Core Path of Buddha

Live well

  1. Stop alcohol, caffeine, drugs and smoking (anything causing heedlessness)
  2. Stop killing
  3. Stop stealing
  4. Stop speech which is false, divisive, harsh or idle
  5. Stop sexual misconduct
  6. Stop coveting and wanting things
  7. Stop ill will and unkind action - do goodwill and kindness

Examine discontentment and its causes well. In all situations where discontentment arises - ask what is the cause? Learn them so they can be easily abandoned.

The Three Universal Truths / Laws

  1. impermanence
  2. discontentment
  3. no self

The Four Noble Truths

  1. Discontentment
  2. The cause of discontentment
  3. The end of discontentment
  4. The path to the end of discontentment

The path (The eightfold path)

  • Wisdom
    • Right understanding: knowledge of the true nature of life; understanding the Four Noble Truths.
    • Right intention (right motivation): renunciation, kindness and gentleness. Letting go of: sensuality, ill-will, and aggression.
  • Morality
    • Right speech: abstinence from falsehood, slander, harsh speech, and useless words.
    • Right action: abstinence from killing, stealing, and sexual misconduct.
    • Right livelihood: avoiding any means of livelihood that involves harm or exploitation of others.
  • Concentration
    • Right endeavour (right restraint): Do not fight the monster - use loving kindness, do not have strong eagerness (not effort), let go of the will, training the mind to avoid unwholesome mental states and to develop wholesome mental states.
    • Right mindfulness: developing the power of attentiveness and awareness in regard to the “four foundations of mindfulness” — body, feelings, mind, and mental phenomena.
    • Right concentration (right stillness): cultivation of one-pointedness of mind. Ajahm Brahm talk on 4th Noble Truth


Dependent Origination

  1. Ignorance
  2. Volitional Formations
  3. Consciousness
  4. Mind, name and form
  5. Sense bases
  6. Contact
  7. Feeling
  8. Craving
  9. Clinging
  10. Becoming
  11. Birth
  12. Old Age and Death
  • Meditation: 2 to 3 times a day for 30 minutes or more
  • Singleness of mind: Keeping the mind on one thing at a time (instead of rapidly cycling). Restrain the mind, renounce the desire, let go of the craving.

The world says that the best things are:

  • wealth
  • power
  • beauty
  • fame

This things will change on you. To get those things one ends up doing unskillful things.

Four preliminary practices of: