4 noble truths and 8 folded path

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Amanaki
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4 noble truths and 8 folded path

Post by Amanaki » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:00 am

As a Buddhist new or experienced. How do you understand the importance of the 4 noble truth and the 8 folded path in your life?
How strick are you in follow it? or do you see it mostly as a guidline?

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Re: 4 noble truths and 8 folded path

Post by TamHanhHi » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:52 pm

The Noble Eightfold Path is the way to Awakening. If I want to attain Awakening, that's the road I need to travel.
"Just as a large banyan tree, on level ground where four roads meet, is a haven for the birds all around, even so a lay person of conviction is a haven for many people: monks, nuns, male lay followers, & female lay followers."AN 5.38 :candle: | Blog at http://dhammareflections.wordpress.com

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Re: 4 noble truths and 8 folded path

Post by Kim OHara » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:01 pm

Amanaki wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:00 am
As a Buddhist new or experienced. How do you understand the importance of the 4 noble truth and the 8 folded path in your life?
How strick are you in follow it? or do you see it mostly as a guidline?
The Four Noble Truths are a summary of the whole dhamma and the fourth, the Eightfold Path, is a road-map for practice. As such, they are fundamental and very important, although how well we manage to follow the Path varies from day to day.
This study guide - https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/truths.html - shows how they work.

:namaste:
Kim

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