Meaning of EIGHTFOLD PATH* in English


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.

To see how the Eightfold Path is described within Theravada Buddhism, click here .

Buddhism English glossary.      Английский глоссарий буддизма.