The belief that knowledge, education, and technology can save us is delusion. What can protect us is morality and the Eightfold Path.
Recognizing defeating desires and resisting their pull is a singular practice that can completely liberate the mind.
Uprooting the āsavas, the drivers of suffering, sets us on a course to profound peace, freedom, and bliss.
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.
It is useful to examine our motivation for giving. When we give without an agenda or thoughts of gaining recognition or prestige, our generosity produces joy. Ultimately, the best gift we have to offer is a purified mind. (Drawn from AN 7.52)