- Avoid suffering through a Soul-directed life based on The Noble Eightfold Path.
- Do not contribute more to the considerable suffering of this world.
At the same time, we must live so as to create the least amount of suffering on this planet. That means having a kind and compassionate attitude toward all life forms. Sometimes we must kill plants and animals so that we can eat. In that case, an attitude of gratitude towards the being that gave its lifo for you is the empathetic approach and does the least amount of damage.