Monday, September 19, 2011

The Golden Middle Way!

Avoiding Extremes by the Golden Middle Way!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
The homeless one should not follow after these Two Extremes:
1: Giving in to indulgence in easy sensual pleasure, which is banal,
, vulgar, not noble, & disadvantageous on a very long term!
Neither should he 2: Practice martyr self-torture, which is painful,
noble, and disadvantageous. The Blessed One has avoided both
these extremes, and found the Golden Middle Way, which gives one
both vision and understanding, which leads to peace, to clear insight,
to Enlightenment, to Nibbāna... It is this very Noble 8-fold Way that
to the final irreversible ceasing of absolutely all Suffering:

Right View
Right Motivation
Right Speech
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Right Effort
Right Awareness
Right Concentration

These Eight Noble Links, Friends and Bhikkhus, are to be developed
for the full comprehension & elimination of all greed, hate, confusion,
anger, envy, stinginess, hypocrisy, shrewdness, disloyalty, conceit,
stubbornness, irritation, haughty arrogance, and lethargic laziness!
These Noble 8 Links will induce their complete annihilation, ceasing,
overcoming, vanishing, abandoning, destruction, evaporation, and
the ultimate detaching release from all these mental horrors!

Further study on this unique Noble 8-fold Way:

Source (edited extracts):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya SN: 56:11
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikāya AN 8:90

Have a nice & noble day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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