by Bhikkhu Bodhi A Factorial Analysis of the Noble Eightfold Path can be summed up in two principles: the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path . The Noble Eightfold Path has ratings and 48 reviews. Jo said: I read this book for a class, and our teacher told us that Bhikkhu Bodhi is one of the. The Noble Eightfold Path___The Way to the End of Suffering___by Bhikkhu BodhiISBN XFirst edition published as Wheel.

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Jul 10, Elise Blair rated it liked it. This discourse was given to the Buddha’s foster mother Mahapajapati on the noblw of her offering to the Buddha a set of robes made by her own hand. As the author points out, while the dhamma and the vinaya must be comprehended through the the direct seeing of reality bhiikhu our own experiences, study of the dhamma and vinaya is also important as it can give rise to this direct seeing, guide the understanding of this revelation, and help further develop and perfect this direct apprehension, which is essentially an insight into the Truth of all life; a liberating wisdom.

That is what you get here. The silence of the night was broken by the oldest of the meditating bhikkhus who, with the permission of the Buddha, asked him about the five aggregates of grasping, how craving developed with respect to each aggregate, and how craving would cease.

King Nimi had a son by the name of Kalarajanaka who did not go forth from home life into homelessness when the time came like his predecessors. Bhikkhu Malukya interrupted his meditation one afternoon, went to the Buddha and asked him the well known classical questions: This discourse is an exhortation on the practice of the Middle Path, avoiding the two extremes of indulgence in sensual pleasures and practice of self mortification, and on modes of conduct not indulging in backbiting; not keeping to colloquial vocabulary only and not spurning the conventional usage of the language, but speaking gently, slowly.


The Buddha refused to see them at first, but later relented and taught them the dangers in the life of a bhikkhu. When the Buddha asked bhik,hu how he would contend with the dangers which infested the locality where he was going to stay, he told the Buddha of the six categories of fortitude he was endowed with, including indifference to an attack even on his life.

Under the most favourable circumstances he could become accomplished within half a day. This discourse deals with eleven factors, the failure to fulfil which would contribute to the down fall and ruin eightfo,d the Teaching.

This discourse was given at Rajagaha in connection with Jivaka, the great physician, who enquired whether it was true that the Buddha ate the meat of animals killed purposely for him. This discourse was given at Savatthi to explain the various kinds of vedana, which might be two in number: The wrong views of the sectarians were contrasted against the right views propounded by the Buddha; the disadvantages of wrong views, and the advantages of right views were explained.

This discourse was given at Rajagaha by the Venerable Sariputta to Goliyani Bhikkhu concerning eighteen dhammas which a forest dwelling bhikkhu should observe.

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Bhikkhu Bodhi’s little treatise on the constituents of the fourth noble truth is a quick, by the numbers and letters summary of orthodox Theravadan opinion on the subject. The Buddha explained to him that in the vocabulary of the Vinaya one was said to have cut oneself off from the world only when one refrained from killing, stealing, telling lies, slandering, and only when one was abstemious, not conceited, and controlled in one’s temper.

Just a single thought emerging and then disappearing. This is the type of book that a “review” of it almost seems beside the point. The Places That Scare You. If you were to call this book a Buddhism Primer you would in a sense be correct. This sutta was given by the Buddha at Savatthi. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Is the universe eternal or not etc. He taught his parents the law of impermanence, anicca; he said he saw nothing alluring in the wealth and the wife.


The Noble Eightfold Path: Way to the End of Suffering by Bhikkhu Bodhi

If he was equipped with five attributes: Although he had the name of Ahimsaka, Non-violence, he was formerly cruel and murderous and was called Angulimala by people.

The Buddha explained that the Brahmacariya practice taught by a Buddha led to Arahatship, not just to the achievement of gain and fame, or supernormal powers.

Contemplating the impermanent nature of each of those dhammas would lead one to Nibbana. We recommend that you first listen to them in their proper sequence. The Buddha enumerated six modes of utterances out of which he would make two modes of utterances: Nolbe wore out my highlighter. This is an exhortation to bhikkhus to keep themselves pure in mind while going on alms round or while eating their meal, by discarding craving, removing hindrances and developing the knowledge of the Seven Factors of Enlightenment through continuous practice.

Highly recommend it for those new to Buddhism and older practitioners looking to ground their practice in some of the philosophical teachings.

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This sutta given by the Buddha at Savatthi is also known by the name of Ariyapariyesana Sutta. That being said, once you have done some reading eightfol want to explore the teachings of the Buddha in more depth, this is the perfect book.

This discourse was given by the Venerable Nandaka to five hundred bhikkhunis in the presence of the Buddha one fullmoon night. The Venerable Sariputta obliged him with detailed answers.