8-fold way ends the 3 Searches:
These are the three searches. The Noble 8-fold Way should be developed:
Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, there are these three searches.
1: The search for
2: The search for becoming this and that,
3: The search for the pure, holy & Noble Life.
For the direct experience of these three searches...
For the complete
understanding of these three searches...
For the utter
destruction of these three searches...
For the overcoming
and leaving all behind of these three searches...
And how does a Bhikkhu do so? Here, friends, the Bhikkhu develops:
based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, culminating in release.
Right Motivation removing
greed, hate and ignorance when succeeding.
Right Speech having
the deathless as its base, destination, & last resort.
flowing into & inclining
towards Nibbāna, the Highest Bliss!
based upon solitude, detachment, and relinquishment.
immortal as its
source, and its journey's final end.
lust, anger & confusion as its ultimate aim.
Right Concentration descending into
Nibbāna, the Highest Happiness!
It is in this way,
friends, that a Bhikkhu, comes to directly
fully understand, utterly destroy, completely overcome & leave all behind
these three otherwise
perpetual and truly endless searches...
Searching by own light is
easier especially when knowing what to look for!
for pleasure: "May I have more sex, food, music, porn, drugs" etc...
Search for becoming:
"May I become rich, praised, famous, beautiful" etc...
Search for the Noble Life:
"There must be something else and higher!"...
Further study on the Noble 8-fold Way:
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
section 45: The Way. 161: The Searches ...
Searching for Something Else!
22 Dec 2016