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= Eightfold Path =

1. Right View

“1) right_views refers to understanding of the four_noble_truths. It also can refer to insight into the nature of the dharma_body of the buddhas. right_views “refers to your manner of regarding something, your mental outlook and your opinions, not to what you view with your eyes. You practice the non-outflow conduct (three_non-outflow_studies) in contemplating yourself. Your own views and understanding must be proper.” (as 125)

2. Right Thought

2) right_thought means freedom from mental attachments, to have renounced thoughts of hatred and harm. It can also refer to the purification of the mind so that one no longer has any polluted thinking. It is sometimes translated 'right resolve' or 'right aspirations,' indicating the importance of mental intention. “If it is not in accord with propriety, don't listen to it. Why would you think about it? Because you listened to it.” (dfs IV 663)

3. Right Speech

3) right_speech means always speaking the truth,avoiding false_speech, divisive_speech, harsh_speech, and frivolous_speech. right_speech also means that because one realizes the emptiness of all dharmas, one can resolve all disputes.

“If it is not in accord with propriety, don't talk about it. Don't gossip.” (dfs IV 663)

“If someone speaks improperly to you, you should think of it as proper. This is the pure karma of speech. worldly people are of many kinds, and when they speak improperly, do not criticize them saying, 'Ah! He's speaking incorrectly!' On the other hand, be careful not to get too close to such people either.” (as 125-126)

4. Right Conduct

4) right_conduct means that one does not take life, steal, or engage in sexual_misconduct.

“If it is not in accord with propriety, don't do it. Don't do deviant things like going into the gambling business and developing spiritual powers in the numbers racket. That's deviant action. “What is right action? Sitting in meditation without any false_thinking. studying the buddha_dharma. That is the most proper form of action. ”'But,' you ask, 'if I study the buddha_dharma, where will I get food to eat?'

“You shouldn't worry about that. If you study well, you will naturally have food to eat.” (dfs IV 664)

proper action refers to pure bodily karma. Use non-outflow wisdom to discard improper bodily karma, specifically sexual desire (kama raga). I can't make it clear; I can't say it frankly. Many people say, 'Oh well, emptiness_is_form, and form_is_emptiness,' and they casually play around. That is improper action.” (as 126)

5. Right Livelihood

5) right_livelihood refers to having a correct lifestyle or way of life. One is content and has few wishes. Oneavoids karmically unwholesome occupations such as selling alcohol or drugs, selling firearms, being a butcher, or doing fortune-telling. It also refers to one's way of relating to others. For example, you should not dress or act eccentrically to call attention to yourself. You should not praise yourself, calling attention to your good deeds. You should not act in a loud or overbearing manner.

“'Look at me,' says the great_vehicle monk dressed in small_vehicle (lesser_vehicle) robes. 'I'm special. You should make offerings to me.'

“`He's special,' say the blind followers. 'He's probably a buddha or a bodhisattva,' taking the gaudy rick-rack for a treasure.” (as 126)

6. Right Effort

6) right_effort means you should be vigorous in your practice, always thinking, saying, and doing what is right and not what is improper. “Strangely enough, if you chat with someone, the more you chat, the more energy you have–talking, talking, too much talking. But of what use is all your vigorous talking? It's improper vigor.” (as 127)

“What is deviant vigor? deviant_dharmas harm other people. Those who cultivate deviant_dharmas work very hard in the six periods of the day and night, cultivating all kinds of ascetic_practices. Nevertheless, their ascetic_practices are not beneficial. They may imitate the behavior of cows or of dogs, or practice being like chickens. They may imitate cows, eat grass, and say they are being vigorous because cows eat grass all day long. This happens because they saw that a cow was born in the heavens. They didn't realize it was because of the merit and virtue accrued from acts which the cow had performed in previous lives. They thought the cow had been born in the heavens because it ate grass! And so they take a cow for their teacher. The cow has no understanding of dharma whatsoever, and so studying with a cow is called improper vigor.” (dfs IV 665)

right_vigor means to cultivate according to the buddha_dharma. One should not cultivate dharmas which the buddha did not teach. That is called offering up your conduct in accord with the buddha's instructions. right vigor means vigor with the body and vigor with the mind. mental vigor means recollecting the three_jewels and not neglecting them for an instant. vigor with the body means putting the teachings into actual practice. . . . “ (dfs IV 666)

7. Right Mindfulness

7) ”. This means mindfulness of the buddha, the dharma, and the sangha (see three_jewels). deviant mindfulness means mindfulness of deviant_views, prejudiced views, love and emotion. deviant mindfulness means always thinking about yourself first.“ (dfs IV 666)

8. Right Concentration

8) right_concentration refers to taking leave of one's desires and of unwholesome dharmas and then entering the first and those succeeding (see four_dhyanas) in the correct fashion. ”right_concentration is the opposite of deviant concentration. What is deviant]] concentration? It's concentration that is an attachment, that you can't let go of. For example, some people like to drink, and although you tell them not to, they continue to drink with great concentration because they have deviant concentration. Or some people like to take drugs. The more they take, the stupider they get. When you tell them not to, they say 'I can get enlightened taking this stuff. When I take this, things really start happening. I go through changes. I see and hear differently. The world becomes adorned with the seven jewels. Isn't that a state?' It's deviant concentration, that's what it is! For example, one person came here to listen to a lecture, but not a word could get in because he had his deviant concentration going, and he was very attached: 'I'm right! I can't listen to you!' That's deviant, knowledge, deviant_views, and deviant concentration. “Then what is right_concentration? right_concentration is the cultivation of the four_dhyanas and the eight samadhis. Don't have a self at all. cultivate these dharmas, but forget your 'self'. If you have forgotten your 'self', how could you still keep on drinking]], taking drugs, and indulging yourself? Everyone looks for advantages for themselves, but people who cultivate . . . forget about advantages. That's right_concentration.” (dfs IV 669-670)

1) chinese: , , 2) sanskrit: (), 3) pali (), 4) Alternate translations: proper eightfold_path, eight sagely way Shares; aryan eightfold_path.

see_also: four_noble_truths, four_applications_of_mindfulness, mindfulness, samadhi.

btts_references: hs 87-88, dfs IV 663-670; as 125-128.

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Primary Original Source: The tripitaka of sutra, shastra and vinaya dharma teachings (as found in the scripture storehouse of the indian sanskrit- siddham, chinese, tibetan and japanese traditions of the nalanda_tradition of ancient nalanda_university) of shakyamuni_buddha, and his arya sagely bodhisattva bhikshu monk and upasaka disciples.

These good_and_wise_advisors (kaliyanamitra) dharma_master teachers include arya venerables om_tare_tuttare_ture om_ah_hum and namo to jivaka, charaka, lao_zi - mahakashapa, ashwagosha, shantideva - hui_neng - shen_kai sheng_ren_shr, bodhidharma, the 16 nalanda_acharyas 1. nagarjuna-manjushri, 2. arydeva, 3. buddhapalita, 4. bhavaviveka, 5. chandrakirti and chandragomin, 6. shantideva, 7. shantarakshita, 8. kamalashila, 9. asanga-maitreya, 10. vasubhandu, 11. dignaga, 12. dharmakirti, 13. vimuktisena, 14. haribhadra, 15. gunaprabha, 16. shakyaprabha; dharmarakshita, atisha, tsong_khapa, thogme_zangpo, nyingma padmasambhava, yeshe_tsogyel, machig_lapdron, tilopa, naropa, milarepa, sakya_pandita, kumarajiva, xuan_zang, baozhi, hui_yuan, daosheng, changzhi, fazang, han_shan, shi_de, yunmen, nichiren, honen, shinran, kukai, dogen, hakuin, jamgon_kongtrul, nyingma penor_rinpoche, bakula_rinpoche, dagri_rinpoche, kirti_tsenshab_rinpoche, geshe_lama_kongchog, longchen_rapjampa - gosok_rinpoche, phabongkha_rinpoche, patrul_rinpoche, tenzin_gyatso the dalai_lama, sakya_trizin, hsu_yun, hsuan_hua, lama_zopa_rinpoche, choden_rinpoche, garchen_rinpoche, karmapa, mingyur_rinpoche, geshe_ngwang_dakpa, geshe_sopa_rinpoche, seung_sahn, thich_nhat_hanh, ajahn_chah, ajahn_sumedho, s._n._goenka, mama_ayur_punya_jyana_pushtim_kuriye_svaha, making offerings and b_bowing at your feet I make requests. Please bestow on me the two_attainments of maha punya and maha prajna_paramita. And om_ah_hum thanks to other modern_day_masters. We consider them to be in accord with tripitaka_master hsuan_hua’s “seven_guidelines_for_recognizing_genuine_teachers

nalanda_online_university's teachings are based especially on the following buddhist_scriptures: lama tsong_khapa's lam_rim, the Dharma Flower lotus_sutra, the avatamsaka_sutra, the shurangama_sutra, the ksitigarbha_sutra, the bhaisajya_guru_sutra, the dharani_sutra, the vajra_sutra, the prajna_paramita Hridayam heart_sutra, the vimalakirti_sutra, the sanghata_sutra, the sutra_of_golden_light, the srimala_devi_sutra, the sutra_in_42_sections, the mahaparinirvana_sutra, the hui_neng_sutra, vasubandhu's shastra_on_the_door_to_understanding_the_hundred_dharmas, Maitreya's ornament_for_clear_realizations (abhisamayalamkara), chandrakirti's supplement_to_nagarjuna_s_treatise_on_the_middle_way (madhyamakavatara), vasubandhu's treasury_of_manifest_knowledge (abhidharmakosha) and the tantras and mantras of the vajrayana the 42_hands_and_eyes, guhyasamaja, the kalachakra, the vajrayogini, the heruka, the chakrasamvara, the chod, the hayagriva, the hevajra, the yamantaka, the kalarupa, the manjushri_nama_samgiti, the vajrakilaya, the vajrapani, the vajra_claws_dakini, the mahakala, the tara, the white_umbrella_goddess (she_dan_do_bo_da_la), kirti_losang_trinle's grounds_and_paths_of_secret_mantra, and aku_sherab_gyatso's the_two_stages_of_the_guhyasamaja_tantra and their commentaries (shastras) by the above Arya tripitakacharya dharma_masters. Making offerings and bowing at your feet I make requests. Please bestow on me the two_attainments of maha punya and maha prajna_paramita.

Secondary fair_use Compilation Source: The seeker_s_glossary_of_buddhism, 2nd ed., San Francisco, California: Sutra Translation Committee of the United States and Canada, 1998: http://www.budaedu.org.tw

Secondary fair_use Compilation Source: Muller, Charles, editor, digital_dictionary_of_buddhism [DDB], Toyo Gakuen University, Japan, 2007: Username is “guest”, with no password. http://buddhism-dict.net/ddb - Based in large part on the dictionary_of_chinese_buddhist_terms with Sanskrit and English Equivalents (by soothill and Hodous) Delhi, India: motilal_banarsidass, 1997.

Secondary fair_use Compilation Source: Ehrhard, Diener, Fischer, et al, The shambhala_dictionary_of_buddhism_and_zen, Boston, Massachusetts: shambhala_publications, 1991. 296 pages. ISBN 978-0-87773-520-5 http://www.Shambhala.com, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0877735204/ref=ase_medicinebuddh-20, http://www.shambhala.com/html/catalog/items/isbn/978-0-87773-520-5.cfm Secondary fair_use Compilation Source: vaidya vasant_lad, textbook_of_ayurveda, ayurvedic_press, 2002; vasant_lad, bams, masc, ayurvedic_institute_gurukula_notes, ayurvedic_institute, 1994-2006;

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