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THE FOURTH LIVING TRUTH
Posted on Mar.23.2009 @ 07:25AM EDT by chontri

The fourth living truth is also called “The Eightfold Living Path” which is for anyone,
monk or nun, layman or laywoman, who really practices to uproot suffering or
breakthrough the chain of twelve links, to be free.

What are the eight?
Here they are:
1.Correct views (Samyag-drsti) that are free from bias and common delusion.
2.Correct thoughts and purposes (Samyak-samkalpa).
3.Correct speech (Samyak-vac), avoidance of false and idle talks.
4.Correct deed or conduct (Samyak-karmanta), getting rid of all improper action so as to dwell in purity,
5.Correct livelihood or occupation (Samyag-ajiva),avoiding immoral occupations, such as prostitute,
slaughterer, hunter, dealer in alcohol or weaponry or narcotics…
6.Correct effort (Samyag-vyayama) in uninterrupted progress in the way of nirvana.
7.Correct remembrance (Samyak-smirti) which retains the true and excludes the false.
8.Correct meditation (Samyak-samadhi)

Note: Each and all of the eight support each other, complete each other,
making the Living Path complete as one for anyone who’d like to walk the path.

Of course, it would not be any importance or meaning to
anyone who wouldn’t walk the path or refuse to walk it.

How can suffering be ceased?

With the remainderless fading away and cessation of ignorance,
comes cessation of volitional formations;
with the cessation of volitional formations, cessation of consciouness;
with the cessation of consciousness, cessation of name and form;
with the cessation of name and form, cessation of the six sense bases;
with the cessation of the six sense bases, cessation of contact;
with the cessation of contact, cessation of sensation;
with the cessation of sensation, cessation of desire
with the cessatioin of desire, cessation of grasping,
with the cessation of grasping, cessation of existence;
with the cessation of existence, cessation of birth;
with the cessation of birth, cessation of old age and death, illness, sorrow...
Such is the cessation of this whole mass of suffering.

Question:
How can ignorance be ceased?
Answer:
By thoroughly knowing and understanding the Four Living Truths
and walking the Eightfold Living Path.


 



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