“Ariyo panāyye, aṭṭhaṅgiko maggo saṅkhato udāhu asaṅkhato”ti?
“Is the Eightfold Path conditioned or is it unconditioned?”
“Ariyo kho, āvuso Visākha, aṭṭhaṅgiko maggo saṅkhato”ti.
“Friend Visākha, the Eightfold Path is conditioned.”
Yes, it's sure.
Eightfold Path is used to discover the truth, but the truth is unconditioned, truth have not any condition.
So Eightfold Path is the condition, is the Path, to discover unconditional.
So being on Eightfold Path, we must seek for that is unconditioned, and reject that is conditioned.
We must direct our mind to the Non-conditional.
The word 'direct', means Eightfold Path.
Eightfold Path, is the Path to liberation, liberty is not conditioned, so we must develop the liberty and reject the chain
That's why i said that unconditioned must be develop and conditioned reject.
And as I know, drugs and medicaments is not into Eightfold Path.
Ajahn Sumedho onece said, when a bhikkhu have not any medicament, he alrady have urine.
And if bhikkhu, being the exemple for other buddhists, leading a simple, an unconditioned life, don't have to take any medicament for enlightement, why? Because the Dhamma is somethink very simple, is the ULTIME simplicity.
So i consider that we must rejet all that is complicate, conditioned, not simple, not free, not true..
If is an heretical point of wiev, reject it.