The Noble 8-fold Way grows out of Morality!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, even as any seed and plant grows, increases, & expands, based
upon the earth, established upon earth, so too, similarly here, based upon
morality, established upon morality, does any Bhikkhu develop and cultivate
the Noble 8-fold Way, and thereby he attains to growth, to increase, to
expansion in all advantageous states. And how does a Bhikkhu do so?
Here, the Bhikkhu develops: Right View, Right Motivation, Right Speech,
Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Awareness, and
Right Concentration, all based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, and
culminating in release. It is in this way, that a Bhikkhu, based on morality,
established upon morality, develops and cultivates this Noble 8-fold Way,
and thereby he attains to growth, to increase, and to expansion in and of
any advantageous mental state! 

Noble Eightfold Way (Ariya Atthangika  Magga):
Noble 8-fold Way Definition,
Noble_Purpose, What is Right View?,
Certain_Rightness, What is Right Motivation?, Middle Way,
What is Right Speech?, What is Right Action?, Threefold_Right_Action,
What is Right Livelihood?, What is Right Effort?, Fruits of the Noble Way
What is Right Awareness?The_Final_Goal, Rare_Emergence, The_Way
The_River_of_Energetic_Effort, The_Three_Trainings, The_3-fold_Way
What is Right Concentration?, The_Three_Searches, Entry_Emergence
The_Other_Side, Golden_Middle_Way, The Way,
The_Noble_8-Fold_Way, Fulfilled_First.

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V:46-7] section 45: The Way. 100: Seeds ...

 Morality is the Seed of all Good!

Back Home Index Next

Updated: 22 Dec 2016