In order to eliminate their desires for worldly things and thus end the cycle of rebirths, the Buddha taught his people to follow eight principles. These eight principles were to know the truth, resist evil, say nothing that might be hurtful, respect life, free the mind from evil, work in service towards neighbors, control evil thoughts, and practice meditation.
My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them!
John Jay was the first Chief Justice of the American Supreme Court.