The Four Noble Truths

Buddhism teaches the Four Noble Truths:

  • Life is sorrow.
  • Sorrow arises from desire.
  • We can be emancipated from desire.
  • Emancipation is attained by the Eightfold Path:
  • Right Views, Right Resolve, Right Speech, Right Conduct, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration.

Each day, my dog reminds me to live without desire–that is, without wishing for things to be other than they are–and to be mindful of all the good that comes to me, no matter how small. What does your dog teach you?

5 responses to “The Four Noble Truths

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  2. My dog teaches me to be here now (and take him for a walk as often as possible). Walking rests my mind and brings fresh air, sun and a smell-a-thon for Sydney. We’ve never had a bad time on a walk. I find peace. He finds smelly stuff. I love watching him find bliss in a blade of grass.

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