What is the Noble
Life leading to Nibbana?
A certain Bhikkhu once
asked the Blessed Buddha:
Venerable Sir, the Noble Life, the Noble Life,
is it often said.
What, Sir, is this Noble Life? And what is the final goal of this
This Noble 8-fold Way, Bhikkhu, is the Noble Life; namely:
Right View (sammā-ditthi)
Right Motivation (sammā-sankappa)
Right Speech (sammā-vācā)
Right Action (sammā-kammanta)
Right Livelihood (sammā-ājīva)
Right Effort (sammā-vāyāma)
Right Awareness (sammā-sati)
The destruction of greed, the destruction of hate, and
of ignorance: This is the final goal of the Noble Life.
Further study on the Noble 8-fold Way:
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
Book V [7-8] section 45:6 A certain Bhikkhu ...