How the four noble truths are the framework in which everything happens.
Series: Stages of the Path (BBCorner): Four Noble Truths
Looking at the first two of the eight sufferings of human beings and using them to energize our practice.
Looking at birth, aging, and sickness, in a more realistic way, contemplating them in order to fuel our practice.
The types of dukkha (unsatisfactoriness) that are pervasive in all the realms of samsara.
How and why liberation is possible by seeing that the basic nature of the mind is pure and that the obscurations can be eliminated.
A teaching on the reasons why the afflictions can be eliminated, that the mind is by nature pure.
How wisdom can overpower ignorance and eliminate it, but it cannot get rid of our good qualities.
How the good qualities can be developed endlessly.
Practicing the three higher trainings, which are practices imbued with refuge in the Three Jewels and practiced according to the path the Buddha laid out.
How ethical discipline is the foundation on which concentration and wisdom are built. Taking precepts helps us to regulate our verbal and physical actions.