Fourth Step/Fourth Noble Truth/Fourth Stage Dependent Arising
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
4. The Eightfold Path is the Remedy for Suffering.
The remedy for the disease of life, The Fourth Noble Truth, the balm for suffering, is the Eightfold path which is designed to free us from craving, hatred and the desire for solidity. The remedy results in serenity by teaching the means of letting go of what we crave, learning to live with what we hate and recognizing that we are not solid but the changing itself, the alienating separation that we mistakenly believed was the disease of life gives way to the natural flow of the great ground of being.
Names and forms (imputing things to have a reality that they do not
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