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by Bhikkhu Bodhi A Factorial Analysis of the Noble Eightfold Path can be summed up in two principles: the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path . The Noble Eightfold Path has ratings and 48 reviews. Jo said: I read this book for a class, and our teacher told us that Bhikkhu Bodhi is one of the. The Noble Eightfold Path___The Way to the End of Suffering___by Bhikkhu BodhiISBN XFirst edition published as Wheel.

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This discourse was given by the Buddha at Pisinara. The discourses, which are talks that the Buddha gave, were chanted for over a hundred years after the passing of the Buddha and were eventually written down.

In some cases passages taken from that eightfod have been slightly modified, to accord with my own preferred renderings. These words brought me to a much better understanding. Right View is understanding what a good deed is and what a bad deed is; it is the full comprehension of the Four Noble Truths and not holding on to eternity views concerning atta.

They only blamed themselves for not being able to follow his Teaching. Whenever there was a dispute over the doctrine with regard to meanings and words, it should be resolved strictly in accordance with these dhammas. I also like the authors translation of the first two into view and intention, a lot of times they are translated as understanding and thought. The Buddha showed him how wrong his belief was.


Not necessarily for the beginner although one could do far worsethis book will certainly pay dividends to those with “right intention” to give it a careful and thorough consideration.

My only objection is that it was too short. The Buddha gave a long discourse on Kamma and its resultant effects. Jul 10, Elise Blair rated it liked it. The Buddha exhorted him to practise control of the senses and sensuous thoughts.

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The Venerable Sariputta also taught Rahula the meditation on anapana. The Brahma Baka held the wrong view of eternity, believing in permanence, stability and endurance. Showing of reviews.

When his hair began to turn white, he gave up the household life leaving his dominions to his eldest son. This discourse is an analytical study of elements, dhatu; bases, ayatana; the law nobble dependent origination; and the right or wrong causes.

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In the Buddha’s Words: The Buddha explained to Saccaka the various practices he himself had followed and mistakes he had made until he found the middle Path that finally led him to the realization of Nibbana. See all reviews. A householder of Savatthi whose son had died went to see the Buddha who told him that dear beloved ones formed a source of sorrow as they brought pain and grief.

If I could do it over I would have picked a different book for the Eightfold Path. Jun 02, Adam Uraynar rated it really liked it. The Buddha was once asked by the Brahmin Gankamoggallana whether there were systematic rules, practices and methods in his Teaching, just as there were training rules, manuals, guidances in various branches of worldly knowledge.

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Get to Know Us. This discourse, given at Vesali, gives an account of the debate between the Buddha and Saccaka the wandering ascetic on the subject of atta. This sutta given by the Buddha at Savatthi is also known by the name of Ariyapariyesana Sutta.

This discourse deals with eleven factors, the failure to fulfil which would contribute to the down fall and ruin of the Teaching. In this discourse, given at Rajagaha, the Buddha exhorted his son Rahu1a, a samanera aged seven, on the necessity of observing the fundamental noral precept of truthfulness, and of practising mindfulness,by giving the similes of the upturned water pot, the royal elephant and the mirror.

Now, after ten or so years of study, reflection, and meditation I have read it again, and now with a little less dust in my eyes this book really sings. The Buddha told Sangarava that he was of this third type and recounted how he had become accomplished in the dhamma by practice and self-realization. One immersed in the mire of sensuous eigbtfold cannot rescue others immersed likewise in the mire. He speaks authoritatively, with no room to question his interpretations.