What is the Final Goal and Destination?
The ascetic wanderer Nandiya once
asked the Blessed One:
Which things, Master Gotama, when developed and refined, lead to
Nibbāna as their end destination, have
Nibbāna as their final goal?
These eight things, Nandiya, when developed and refined lead to
Nibbāna as their last destination, have
Nibbāna as their final goal.
Right Motivation (sammā-sankappa)
Right Speech (sammā-vācā)
Right Action (sammā-kammanta)
Right Livelihood (sammā-ājīva)
Right Effort (sammā-vāyāma)
Right Awareness (sammā-sati)
These eight things, Nandiya, when developed and
refined, lead to Nibbāna,
Nibbāna as their target, have
Nibbāna as their final aim!
When this was thus spoken, the wanderer Nandiya said to the Blessed One:
Magnificent, Master Gotama! Marvelous, Master Gotama! Let the Master
Gotama remember me as one, who has taken refuge in the Buddha for life...
The 8 spokes symbolize the 8 Steps of the
Further study on the Noble 8-fold Way:
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
Book [V:11-2] section 45:10 Nandiya ...