The Noble Eightfold Path: Way to the End of Suffering

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Buddhist Publication Society, 1994 - Buddhism - 128 pages
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User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

Brilliant book. Maybe the reader is a bit too conscious of his consciousness of his choice of words. Then again, he is the translator. Working to put in English a doctrine from another time/culture ... Read full review

Review: The Noble Eightfold Path: Way to the End of Suffering

User Review  - Anuj Sainjoo - Goodreads

The book seems to be the content of plethora of information on how to analyze, understand and heal the sufferings one had in his or her life. I like the way it so much constantly explains the defilements of the suffering. Its prolific for me to pragmatically use it on my life. Read full review

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Page 71 - ... with the body, or an object with the mind, he neither adheres to the whole, nor to its parts. And he strives to ward off that through which evil and...
Page 107 - Happily lives he who is equanimous and mindful' — thus he enters and dwells in the thiid jhana. With the abandoning of pleasure and pain, and with the previous disappearance of joy and grief, he enters...
Page 83 - The only way that leads to the attainment of purity, to the overcoming of sorrow and lamentation, to the end of pain and grief, to the entering upon the right path and the realization of Nibbana, is the contemplation on the four fundamentals of mindfulness.
Page 52 - What he has heard here, he does not repeat there, so as to cause dissension there; and what he has heard there, he does not repeat here, so as to cause dissension here. Thus he unites those that are divided, and those that are united he encourages. Concord gladdens him, he delights and rejoices in concord; and it is concord that he spreads by his words.
Page 78 - Herfin the disciple rouses his will to maintain the wholesome things that have already arisen, and not to allow them to disappear, but to bring them to growth, to maturity and to the full perfection of development (bhavana) ; and he makes effort, stirs up his energy, exerts his mind and strives.
Page 55 - ... —He avoids vain talk and abstains from it. He speaks at the right time, in accordance with facts, speaks what is useful, speaks about the...
Page 12 - This is the noble Eightfold Way, namely right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration.
Page 124 - Birth is destroyed, the holy life has been lived, what had to be done has been done, there is no more coming to any state of being.
Page 55 - ... language— rather, he speaks such words as are gentle, soothing to the ear and loving, words which go to the heart, are courteous and friendly and agreeable to many. And, finally, he avoids vain talk; he speaks at the right time, in accordance with the facts, speaks what is useful, speaks about the law and the discipline. His speech is like a treasure, uttered at the right moment, accompanied by arguments which are moderate and full of sense. 4. Right action is abstaining from killing, from...
Page 27 - Now this, monks, is the noble truth of the origin of suffering: it is this craving that leads to renewed existence, accompanied by delight and lust, seeking delight here and there; that is, craving for sensual pleasures, craving for existence, craving for extermination.

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