The Noble Eightfold Path

The Noble Eightfold Path, one of the principal teachings of the Buddha, describes the way to the end of suffering through a set of steps –

1. Right view – Understanding of how reality is
2. Right Intention – A commitment to self-improvement
3. Right Speech – Moral discipline to not speak lies, hurt others with harsh words, or idle chatter
4. Right Action – Act kindly and compassionately
5. Right Livelihood – Wealth should be gained legally and peacefully
6. Right Effort – To exert oneself to develop
7. Right Mindfulness – Body-and-mind awareness of being in the present moment
8. Right Concentration – Enlightened meditation

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