The Noble Eightfold Path – An Introduction

A Non-Denominational Introduction To The Teachings of the Buddha

While this is not a religiously slanted blog, and is pretty much dogma free, it wouldn’t exist without Buddhist scripture.  Most notably, the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path.  These writings are essential, and detail much of the practice of mindfulness.  Mindfulness is but one of eight “rights” that form a comprehensive toolset to end suffering.

Noble Eightfold Path
Noble Eightfold Path

This post is the first in a series that will detail the Noble Eightfold path.  There are some good resources online already that I will point to, but hey, this is my blog, so I’m giving it a go as well.  The more information and perspective people can find, the more people can be helped and served, so here goes.

The Noble Eightfold Path

The Noble Eightfold Path is a series of behaviors that exist in a threefold division, defined as:

Wisdom

  • Right View
  • Right Intention

Ethical Conduct

  • Right Speech
  • Right Action
  • Right Livelihood

Concentration

  • Right Effort
  • Right Mindfulness
  • Right Concentration

 

The Series

As you can see, mindfulness is but one in a series.  They are meant to be practiced as a whole in any given lineage.  This series will serve as an introduction and exposition into this path.  This is not dogma or doctrine, but simply a perspective on the practical aspects of this great teaching.  For seekers interested in “purity”, you might want to find a Buddhist school or group that can introduce you to various lineages and sects of Buddhism.  This series will serve to explain these on a practical and useful basis.

If you want guided all-day active mindfulness, check out this very inexpensive course on Udemy. I bought it and have been through it, and it's good.

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