The 12 Steps of Liberation of All Suffering - Buddha's Way

The Buddha taught 4 Noble Truths and The Noble Eightfold Path to end of all suffering.

The Four Noble Truths:

1. The truth of suffering. We experienced the truth of our addictions – our lives were unmanageable suffering.

2. The truth of the origin of suffering. We admit that we craved for and grasped onto addictions as our refuge.

3. The truth of the end of suffering. We came to see that complete cessation of craving and clinging at addictions is necessary.

4. The truth of the path. We made a decision to follow the path of liberation and to take refuge in our wisdom, our truth, and our fellowship.

The Noble Eightfold Path - The Way To End Of Suffering:

5. Right view. We completely see our life as it is. Our goodness is indestructible. We are willing to acknowledge and proclaim our truth to ourselves, another human being and the community.

6. Right thought. We are mindful that we create the causes for suffering and liberation.

7. Right speech. We purify, confess and ask for forgiveness straightforwardly and without judgment. We are willing to forgive others.

8. Right action. We make a list of all persons we harm and are willing and able to actively make amends to them all, unless to do so would be harmful.

9. Right livelihood. We simplify our lives, realizing we are all interconnected. We engage in active compassion. We select a vocation that supports our recovery.

10. Right effort. We acknowledge mistakes and relapse as part of the path. We continue to practice these steps with joyful effort.

11. Right mindfulness. Through prayer, meditation and action we follow the path of truth, being mindful moment by moment.

12. Right concentration. Open to the spirit of awakening as a result of these steps, we will carry this message to all people suffering with addictions.

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