Noble Eightfold Path- Annotated Lectures of Bhikkhu Bodhi

The 8 spoke Dharma wheel signifies the Noble Eightfold Path The Noble EightfoldCourse (Pali: ariya aṭṭhaṅgika magga; Sanskrit: āryāṣṭāṅgamārga) is an early summary of the course of Buddhist practices resulting in freedom from samsara, the agonizing cycle of rebirth.The Eightfold Course includes 8 practices: perfect view, ideal determination, ideal speech, best conduct, best income, ideal effort, right mindfulness, and right samadhi (‘meditative absorption or union’). In early Buddhism, these practices started with understanding that the body-mind operates in a broken way (finest view), followed by getting in the Buddhist course of self-observance, self-restraint, and cultivating kindness and empathy; and culminating in dhyana or samadhi, which re-inforces these practices for the development of the body-mind. In later Buddhism, insight (Prajñā) ended up being the main soteriological instrument, resulting in a different concept and structure of the course, in which the “objective” of the Buddhist course became specified as ending absence of understanding and rebirth.The Noble Eightfold Path is among the primary coaches of Theravada Buddhism, taught to trigger Arhatship. In the Theravada customized, this courseis also summarized as sila(morality), samadhi (meditation)and prajna (insight). In Mahayana Buddhism, this course is contrasted with the Bodhisattva course, which is thought to exceed Arahatship to finish Buddhahood. In Buddhist significance , the Noble Eightfold Course is frequently represented by methods of the dharma wheel(dharmachakra ), in which its 8 spokes represent the 8 aspects of the course. Source


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