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Eightfold Path, 13 Definition(s)

AkA: Eightfold Way

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13 Definition(s) from various sources:

The eight right ways leading to the cessation of sufferings.

  1. Right View;
  2. Right Thought;
  3. Right Speech;
  4. Right Action;
  5. Right Livelihood;
  6. Right Effort;
  7. Right Remembrance;
  8. Right Concentration.
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The Noble Eightfold path consists of the eight steps by which a person can achieve Nirvana. This is the path by which one ceases to desire and thereby ceases to suffer (see dukkha). This path leads to a form of meditation which, similar to Raja Yoga in Hinduism, enables a person to reach enlightenment. The eight stages are:

  1. Right Views.
  2. Right Intent.
  3. Right Speech.
  4. Right Conduct.
  5. Right livelihood.
  6. Right effort.
  7. Right mindfulness.
  8. Right concentration.
Added: 02.Jun.2008 | Source: Exploring Religions: Buddhism Glossary
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The Path of the Fourth Noble Truth: Right Understanding, Right Thinking, Right Speech, Right Attitude, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration.

Added: 21.Sep.2008 | Source: Buddhism in Ottawa: Glossary of Buddhist Terms
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The eight right ways for the Arhat leading to Nirvana. The eight are:

  1. Right View;
  2. Right Thought;
  3. Right Speech;
  4. Right Action;
  5. Right Livelihood;
  6. Right Effort;
  7. Right Remembrance;
  8. Right Concentration.
Added: 27.Sep.2008 | Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary
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The Noble Eightfold path consists of the eight steps by which a person can achieve Nirvana. This is the path by which one ceases to desire and thereby ceases to suffer (see dukkha). This path leads to a form of meditation which, similar to Raja Yoga in Hinduism, enables a person to reach enlightenment. The eight stages are:

  1. Right Views.
  2. Right Intent.
  3. Right Speech.
  4. Right Conduct.
  5. Right livelihood.
  6. Right effort.
  7. Right mindfulness.
  8. Right concentration.
Added: 27.Sep.2008 | Source: Barricks: Official Buddhism Glossary
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This is the path the Buddha taught to those seeking liberation:

  1. Right View;
  2. Right Thought;
  3. Right Speech;
  4. Right Action;
  5. Right Livelihood;
  6. Right Effort;
  7. Right Remembrance;
  8. Right Concentration.
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The eight right ways leading to the cessation of sufferings.

  1. Right View;
  2. Right Thought;
  3. Right Speech;
  4. Right Action;
  5. Right Livelihood;
  6. Right Effort;
  7. Right Remembrance;
  8. Right Concentration.
Added: 23.Nov.2008 | Source: Guoxue: Buddhism Glossary
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the means of escaping samsara through Right Understanding, Right Purpose, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Endeavor, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration

Added: 23.Nov.2008 | Source: Ashes of Ego: A Buddhist Compendium
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The Eightfold Path which is the way leading to the end of suffering is these eight factors:

  1. Right understanding,
  2. Right Thoughts,
  3. Right Speech,
  4. Right Action,
  5. Right livelihood,
  6. Right Effort,
  7. Right Mindfulness,
  8. Right Concentration.

It could be pointed out that the Eightfold Path is often taught as a "path" which one follows by developing each of the factors piece by piece until there are all perfected. In the Abhidhamma it is made clear that the Eightfold Path is in fact only momentary phenomena like everything else.

The Eightfold Path is not a "whole path" which one follows, but at the moment that a wholesome moment of wisdom (the wisdom that understands the true nature of things) arises then it is accompanied by the Eightfold Path factors as mental factors (cetasikas).

Added: 31.Jan.2010 | Source: Dhamma Study: Introduction to the Dhamma
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The factors of the eightfold Path are:

  1. right understanding
  2. right thinking
  3. right speech
  4. right action
  5. right livelihood
  6. right effort
  7. right mindfulness
  8. right concentration
Added: 31.Jan.2010 | Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
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the path that leads to the cessation of suffering; right understanding, thought, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and concentration.

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s. magga.

Added: 13.Jun.2012 | Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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There are also eightfold paths:

1) noble eightfold path (āryāṣṭāṅgamārga);

2) paths of the eight liberations (vimokṣa).

There are innumerable eightfold paths of this kind.

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