eightfold path

eightfold path
According to the last of the four noble truths of Buddhism, the eight-fold path is the key to release from suffering. Its elements are (i) the right or perfect view of the four noble truths, and of the nature of the self ( atman ); (ii) perfect resolution in favour of renunciation and ahimsa ; (iii) perfect speech, i.e. avoidance of lying and slander; (iv) perfect conduct; (v) perfect livelihood, i.e. avoidance of harmful professions; (vi) perfect effort; (vii) perfect mindfulness or control of thought; and (viii) perfect concentration, or attainment of the contemplative ideal. The eightfold path is not a linear progression, but a separation of the different elements needed to live a life released from suffering.

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