1. all beings are free to discover who they are and where they wish to place themselves within the universe
  2. the discoveries and lives of all beings are equally worthy
  3. transforming suffering into enlightenment is a necessary component of this discovery
  4. only the one who is suffering can transform it, and their discoveries are for them alone, but their enlightenment will radiate on all
  5. no suffering is too small to be worthy or too large to be capable of being transformed
  6. the discoveries of others may seem like lies to our ears, but each discovery is complete truth for the discoverer alone
  7. thus discoveries should be kept secret and not shared widely, because they will only lead others astray
  8. love & compassion are the engines of transformation & discovery, discoveries made without them are lies to all