A Road To Ultimate Happiness

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A Power Point Presentation of the Eight Mindful Steps to Ultimate Happiness, Peace, Bliss and Liberation.

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A Road To Ultimate Happiness

  1. 1. A Road To Ultimate Happiness 1
  2. 2. The Ultimate Happiness is NIRVANA the unconditioned state of Perfect Peace, Perfect Wisdom Perfect Freedom 2
  3. 3. The Road Or Way is known as The Noble Eightfold Path 3
  4. 4. To Reach The Goal One has to * Practice Morality * Cultivate Mental Cultivation * Develop Wisdom 4
  5. 5. Noble Eightfold Path – The Middle Way * MORALITY – Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood * CONCENTRATION – Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration * WISDOM – Right Understanding, Right Thought 5
  6. 6. 1 RIGHT UNDERSTANDING – Knowledge of the Four Noble Truths ( The Truth of Suffering, the Cause of Suffering, the End of Suffering and the Way to the End of Suffering ) 6
  7. 7. 1 RIGHT UNDERSTANDING – The Understanding of things as they really are The nature of wholesome and unwholesome actions 7
  8. 8. 1 RIGHT UNDERSTANDING – The Three Characteristics of Life ( All compounded things are impermanent, subject to suffering and without a Self ) 8
  9. 9. 1 RIGHT UNDERSTANDING – Law of Dependent Origination ( All phenomena are relative, conditioned states and do not arise independently of supportive conditions. ) 9
  10. 10. 2 RIGHT THOUGHT Thoughts of detachment from worldly pleasures rather than being selfishly attached to them 10
  11. 11. 2 RIGHT THOUGHT – Thoughts of benevolence, harmlessness, selflessness Thoughts filled with love and compassion 11
  12. 12. 3 RIGHT SPEECH – No Lying, No Slander, No Harsh Speech, No Frivolous Talk 12
  13. 13. 3 RIGHT SPEECH – Truthful speech, kind and harmonious speech, meaningful and beneficial speech 13
  14. 14. 4 RIGHT ACTION – No Killing, No Stealing, No Sexual Misconduct 14
  15. 15. 4 RIGHT ACTION – Kind and compassionate action, generosity and charity, contentment and respect for personal relationship 15
  16. 16. 5 RIGHT LIVELIHOOD – No trading in human beings, in weapons, in flesh, in intoxicating drinks and drugs, in poisons. 16
  17. 17. 6 RIGHT EFFORT – Cultivate a positive attitude and have enthusiasm in the things we do 17
  18. 18. 6 RIGHT EFFORT – Effort to reject evil that has arisen in the mind Effort to prevent the arising of evil in the mind 18
  19. 19. 6 RIGHT EFFORT – Effort to develop unarisen good in the mind Effort to maintain the good which has arisen in the mind 19
  20. 20. 7 RIGHT MINDFULNESS Mindfulness of the body Mindfulness of the feelings 20
  21. 21. 7 RIGHT MINDFULNESS – Mindfulness of the t houghts Mindfulness of the mind states 21
  22. 22. 8 RIGHT CONCENTRATION – Developing one-pointedness of the mind Concentrating, entering and remaining in in the jhanas ( deep mental absorption states ) 22
  23. 23. The End May We All Walk The Path To Nibbanic Bliss – To Ultimate Happiness and Perfect Peace With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin 23

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