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Eightfold Path Essay

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The assignment that I was confronted was very different and as I read the material I realized that in a since I did not had much information about the Eightfold Path and little about the Buddha itself. Therefore, I decided to watch “Little Buddha” to guide me through this assignment. While watching the movie I realize that Buddha wanted to end suffering and by doing so he need to stop anything that could possibly bring him suffering. He was a prince and gave up everything in order to protect his family and achieved his goal. In the process of his journey he realized different things, at the beginning he believed that by restraining himself from anything he would be able to achieve to end ...view middle of the document...

My morning started with the alarm going off with an annoying beet sound. The sound was so disturbing that my mood became negative right out of the start. I didn’t even snoozed the alarm because I didn’t want to hear again the annoying beet sound, that still buzzing my ears. Since I gave up my phone I founded myself contemplating what to do in the morning. First thing I do after I am awake is check my restaurant, news, and schedule (in that order). Well, I realized that day, that my routine it takes about 30 to 45 minutes out of my schedule. I could had sleep for another 45 minutes, but I had never realized that this habit tacked that long. I walked my dog as usual, and it was boring because part of this routine is listen to music while we do our morning walk and the only thing I was able to heard was the cars passing by. The morning was dreadful and my drive to school felt even longer, everything seemed annoying and indifferent. My breaks from homework, were boring as well because I was not able to check on my restaurant nor listen to music, or send a txt. I even considered checking facebook or calling my friend in Florida, which is unusual. The entire day seemed to me black and gray. I found myself caring conversations with my cat and dog, very disturbing. The day was long and tedious. I caught my mind trying to convince me that I could cheat, and no would notice. Getting rid of this matieal object did not end my suffering but rather made my day dreadful and long.

2. Right Intention
This section is dedicated to maintaining a commitment for a mental and moral self-improvement. Therefore, I added a commitment that I proposed to change about me a year and half ago, ever since I left the Marine Corp. This change consist of becoming a friendlier and demonstrating more affection towards my love ones. The reason that I decided to add this to this section is because is a commitment that I often neglect. Throughout the day I made every possible effort to meet this two simple task and yet it was difficult for me to accomplish it. The fact, that I did not had music and had been woken with the annoying beet, made a change in my mood. Therefore, I force myself to be friendly and it was more difficult that I figured it would be. As I walked my dog, I encounter other individual and I great them, many looked at me indifferent and not even responded back, others just ignored me and maybe two great me back. Nevertheless, I still tried to continue walking with smile and did everything in my power not to let affect my attitude towards my goal. Unfortunately, it was more difficult that I could had predicted and caught myself with a rage toward their impolitement. When I saw my boyfriend I tried to be more caring and asked him about his day, tried to make the day about him. I prepared one of his favorite dinners to ease his difficult day. It was acquard. In a way I felt terrible because his always very caring and patient with me, and I had to force inflict this...

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