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Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness - Table of Contents

Walking the Buddha’s Path

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations

Introduction
The Buddha’s Discovery
Supports for Practice
Beginning a Practice of Mindfulness         

Step 1: Skillful Understanding     
Understanding Cause and Effect   
Understanding the Four Noble Truths      
Mindfulness of Skillful Understanding      
Key Points for Mindfulness of Skillful Understanding

Step 2: Skillful Thinking   
Letting Go      
Loving-Friendliness 
Compassion  
Mindfulness of Skillful Thinking    
Key Points for Mindfulness of Skillful Thinking       

Step 3: Skillful Speech       
Speak the Truth       
Words Are Not Weapons     
Speak Softly  
Avoid Useless Chatter          
Mindfulness of Skillful Speech       
Key Points for Mindfulness of Skillful Speech           

Step 4: Skillful Action        
The Five Precepts    
Ethics in Action         
Higher Precepts for Laypeople       
Mindfulness of Skillful Action         
Key Points for Mindfulness of Skillful Action           

Step 5: Skillful Livelihood
Questions for Assessing Skillful Livelihood           
Finding Skillful Livelihood   
Mindfulness of Skillful Livelihood  
Key Points for Mindfulness of Skillful Livelihood     

Step 6: Skillful Effort
The Ten Fetters        
The Five Hindrances
Four Steps to Skillful Effort 
Remember the Big Picture  
Mindfulness of Skillful Effort          
Key Points for Mindfulness of Skillful Effort           

Step 7: Skillful Mindfulness         
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness      
Mindfulness of the Body     
Mindfulness of Feelings      
Mindfulness of the Mind     
Mindfulness of Mental Objects       
Key Points for the Practice of Skillful Mindfulness  

Step 8: Skillful Concentration      
Wholesome Concentration  
The Stages of Full Concentration   
Mindfulness of Skillful Concentration       
Key Points for Mindfulness of Skillful Concentration           

The Promise of the Buddha         
Enlightenment         
“Come and See”       

Suggested Further Reading
Index 
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