What is wrong?
Is anything wrong?
If anything is not wrong, why not just enjoy the Tao? Tao means road.
Last night I could not sleep, because I had taken rather long nap that evening. My mind was wandering over from thing to another. Monkey mind in action.
Eventually I stumbled upon a thought about four noble truths. I was trying to recall what were they exactly. First is that life has suffering. Second about causes of the suffering and there my train of thought stopped, what were the causes of suffering again? I could recall parts like that craving to be or craving not to be something and attachment, yet it felt incomplete. I had to check.
The cause of suffering has two parts. First part is selfish desire which I did not remember. I had recalled the second part correctly.
Third noble truth is about cessation of suffering. I could not recall the reasons for that, only that there was a concept called three poisons involved. I wondered if the three poisons were the same as suffering mention above or something else?
It turns out the three poisons have also different labels, although root cause may be same. The three poisons are attachment, anger and ignorance.
Question then is how to remove the three poisons?
Yoda might say ways there are many and that is indeed the first step to answer is to come up with that question. One such path could be fourth noble truth: the knowledge of the path that leads cessation of the suffering, noble eightfold path.
With the right question however other paths may open too.
With the right questions the right understanding comes (first of the noble eightfold path). With right understanding of the world you’ll understand the significance of the intentions, right speech, right action, right livelihood. You’ll come to understand the right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration too.
You are in the right place right now. Realize you have purpose here and now. Enjoy and make the best use of it.