When studying Buddhism you will find out, all about the holy eightfold path with the four noble truths. This knowledge is certainly very useful and practical in nature. As it is based on the third ray of active intelligence; which in simple language is called common sense. Particularly so for querents who first step upon the spiritual path; when beginning their journey of discovery in working out how life functions.
For the esoteric student the energy of pride needs to be correctly understood and applied in order to create a life, which will lead to inner peace.
Every path in life whether it is chosen consciously or unconsciously will lead to inevitable natural consequences appropriate to the choices, which have been made. In practice this will mean to look at every aspect of life to see and understand the outer and inner realities of manifestation. Perhaps you may discover the path to enlightenment?