Buddha's 4NT-8FP -A Life Problem Solving Technique

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Buddha's 4NT-8FP -A Life Problem Solving Technique

Postby Prismatic567 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:58 am

The Buddha's 4NT-8FP is a very sophisticated Life Problem Solving Technique.
By going through the process systematically and diligently, one would be able to resolve any mental problems (btw not physical or those that need serious psychiatric treatments) and live one's life optimally.

The four noble truths (4NT) can be summarized as follows:
1.The truth of dukkha (suffering, anxiety, stress, angst)
2.The truth of the origin of dukkha
3.The truth of the cessation of dukkha
4.The truth of the path leading to the cessation of dukkha -8FP*

*8FP = Noble Eightfold Paths

The Basic Problem Solving Technique
1. Defining the problem.
2. Generating alternatives.
3. Evaluating and selecting alternatives.
4. Implementing solutions.
5.Feedback and Control

The 4NT-8FP when transposed as a conventional problem solving technique is as follows;

1. Defining the problem.
NT1 -The truth of dukkha (suffering, anxiety, stress)
NT2 -The truth of the origin of dukkha -12 Nidanas

2. Generating alternatives.
NT3 -The truth of the cessation of dukkha -Reverse 12 Nidanas

3. Evaluating and selecting alternatives.
NT4 -The truth of the path leading to the cessation of dukkha -8FP

4. Implementing solutions.
8FP -Right View, Intention, Speech, Action, Livelihood, Effort, Concentration, Mindfulness

F5. Feedback and Control
Right View - Is the problem resolved?
Yes, -seek improvement
No, -Check 1 and repeat process

The above is just a model.
Plus point is, it is an objective model and it provide a framework as a guide for anyone to work on.
To put into actual effective practice, it will entail complex, many processes and detail work. The details can be found within the various sutras from the various Buddhist schools. What is needed is to compile the various sets of practices from different schools into one common practice.

The above model works best when the Buddha story is deemed as a myth, where one's effort is focused on the model and the Buddha's core principles.

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Re: Buddha's 4NT-8FP -A Life Problem Solving Technique

Postby James S Saint » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:01 am

Prismatic567 wrote:The Buddha's 4NT-8FP is a very sophisticated Life Problem Solving Technique.
By going through the process systematically and diligently, one would be able to resolve any mental problems (btw not physical or those that need serious psychiatric treatments) and live one's life optimally.

What is your scientific evidence that such an assertion is even almost true?

It seems a bit psychotic to believe in such a thing since that theory has been tried for over 2000 years with very little success. It's like you insist on praying to the wrong god that doesn't deliver for thousands of years, but insist on the truth of it anyway.
Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
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From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

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