Fear is the path to the dark side … fear leads to anger … anger leads to hate … hate leads to suffering –
The fictional Jedi follow a similar philosophy as the Eight fold path in their lifelong training. The point of depart is the Jedi Code, knowledge of the Self and the Force.
Without an understanding of this wisdom there is no possibility of becoming a Jedi. One can not apply what one does not understand.
The Eight fold path, also called the Middle Path or Middle Way, is the system of following these eight divisions of the path to achieve spiritual enlightenment and cease suffering.
This Eight fold path helps an individual attain the state of Nirvana by freeing himself from attachments and delusions and thereby helping him understand the innate truth of all things.
This Eight fold path helps a person with his ethical and mental growth and development.
Unless there is some degree of Awareness of how things really are in this World, there is no reason for a person to seek truth generally nor to undertake the remainder of the Eight fold path of Buddhist training in particular.
Through the practice of the Eight fold Path, you come to a direct experiencing of the truth.
The more deeply the truth is experienced, the more easy it is to let go of your habits of attachment, and with this, acceptance arises naturally.
Acceptance is not something which one has to find or make happen; it is the natural consequence of understanding. Acceptance is essential to the Buddhist life.