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The Eightfold Path

Wheel of Life

The Eightfold Path is a way to learn how to detatch from cravings and desires. There is Wisdom, Morality and Effort. Mind, Spirit and Body.Using Wisdom we practice Right View and Right Thought. Under the efforts involving Morality are Right Action, Right Livelihood and Right Speech. And under Concentration we practice Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.

1 · Right View
The Right View involves understanding the Four Noble Truths. If you read any of the books available by the Dalai Lama or any of the other teachers of Buddhism they point out that Buddhism isn't a matter of faith but of understanding. We must look to ourselves and our own efforts for a measure of redemption. As the Buddhist prayer says, "I take refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha."

2 · Right Thought
Right thought is thought that is free of lust, anger, cruelty, and lying. It is almost impossible to have your thoughts free of many of the negative emtions but by practicing Buddhism you learn to recognize those sort of thoughts as they apear and you can send them away. Meditation teaches you to empty your mind.


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