The traditional basics of Buddhism emphasize the concept of personal responsibility, investigation, reasoning and self exploration. Buddhists are foremost invested in the development of the self and the reach toward enlightenment in their lives. Enlightenment is not a static state of being. It is an event in ones life that gives insight, clarity and focus among other things. We will discuss this much more because this explanation is woefully abbreviated and simplified.
THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
Realization about the state of existence and the facts of being that effect us all are summed up in the four noble truths.
THE EIGHTFOLD PATH
Basic rules for going through life with as little trouble and suffering as possible are summed up in The Eightfold Path
This is a key point in all the things we do in our life if we want to attain our goals.