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All things appear and
disappear because of the
concurrence of causes and
conditions. Nothing ever
exists entirely alone;
everything is in relation to
everything else.

The Buddha

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Describes the way to the end of suffering as laid out by Siddhartha Gotama (Buddha). It is a practical guide to ethical and mental development with the goal of freeing a person from attachments and delusions - it leads to the truth about all things.

 

RIGHT VIEW (WISDOM) - Right view is the start and end of the path, it means to see and to understand things as they really are and to realise the Four Noble Truths.

RIGHT INTENTION (WISDOM) - While right view refers to the cognitive aspect of wisdom, right intention refers to the volitional aspect, i.e. the kind of mental energy that controls our actions.

 

RIGHT SPEECH (Ethics) - Ethical conduct is viewed as a guideline to 'moral discipline' which supports the other principals of the eigthfold path.

RIGHT ACTION (Ehics) Involves the body as a natural means of expression, as it refers to deeds that involve bodily actions.

RIGHT LIVELIHOOD (Ethics) To earn ones living in a righteous way and that wealth should be gained legally and peacefully.

 

RIGHT EFFORT (Mental Energy) A prerequisite for other principals of the path. Without effort, an act of will, nothing can be achieved. Mental energy is the driving force behind right effort,which can occur in either wholesome or unwhloesome states.

RIGHT MINDFULNESS (Mental Energy) is the controlled and perfected faculty of cognition. It is the mental ability to see things as they are with clear consciousness.

RIGHT CONCENTRATION (Mental Energy) Refers to the development of a mental force that occurs in natural consciousness, although at a relatively low level of intensity, namely concentration.