There is sufficient material wealth in the world today, but there is no real peace and security. Something must be lacking. What is lacking is loving-kindness and goodwill amongst mankind. Ignorance and delusion, according to Buddha, are at the root of the problem. Life is in a constant state of flux. Nothing stays the same. The four sufferings of birth, old age, sickness, and death are eternal aspects of life from which no one can escape. The Buddha sees existence as a series of pains, many of which are self-created.
This book describes the vital teachings of the Buddha. By practicing some vital concepts taught by Buddha, we are able to manage the various challenges a chaotic world throws at us. One who studies and doesn’t practice is like a spoon in a soup pot. It is in the pot every day, but it doesn’t know the flavour of the soup. To enjoy a happy and peaceful life, we need to apply Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives, which we will learn from this book.