What is this vital Right Motivation?
The Noble 8-fold Way,
leading to Nibbāna, is simply this:
But what is
Right Motivation is
1: The Motivation for Withdrawal
Being motivated by a general
absence of greed, craving, and desire!
Being motivated by generous giving relinquishing
Being motivated by detachment from the five
sense-desires of urge
for alluring and tempting sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches...
Being motivated by
cutting attachment to the 5 clusters of clinging
to forms, feelings, perceptions, constructions and consciousness...
Such radical renunciation is Right Motivation!
2: The Motivation for Non-Ill-Will
= Friendly Goodwill is:
Being motivated by universal friendliness, infinite goodwill, care,
and a sympathy wishing and working for all
sentient being's happiness, content, comfort, benefit
Such gentle kindness is Right Motivation!
3: The Motivation for Non-Violence
= Harmlessness is:
Being motivated by absolute non-violence, absence of cruelty,
compassionate pity, thereby offering all sentient beings guaranteed
safety and protection from any evil, painful, bad or wrong treatment...
Such giving of
protective fearlessness to all is Right Motivation!
The opposites of these advantageous intentions are Wrong Motivation...
More on Right
Majjhima Nikāya 117. Maha-cattarisaka Sutta: The
Discourse on The Great Forty: