When we have the “right information” operating at all times in the background, we recognize whether resistance or craving are present or absent. Freeing the mind hinges on overcoming these obstacles to freedom and peace.
The Eightfold Path instructs us on ways to dissolve obsessions about old wounds and grievances as well as giving us a blueprint for making choices that lead to more freedom and happiness.
The defilements of others pose an existential threat to everyone. This insight motivates us to end clinging to any constellation of mind and matter.
The Buddha offered practical instruction on a range of subjects, from the benefits of moderation, morality, sense restraint, non-greed, justice, and compassion, to guidance on how to be an effective, impactful leader.