Eightfold Path Essay

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The Truth of the Path Leading to Nirvana The end of suffering happens when one achieves Nirvana, and there is a way to it. According to the Buddha, following The Noble Eightfold Path will lead you to the state of awakening. The Noble Eightfold Path For someone new to Buddhism, you will find the path as a paradox. It is the process of learning how to unlearn, the way to use conditions to attain the unconditioned. To make it easier for you, you must first understand what ‘awakening’ is. Awakening is a heightened state of wisdom and spirituality where you realize your true nature. That means that it isn’t something that you work for to gain, nor is it a product of the actions that you do. Your true nature is already present within you, and just…show more content…
The human condition obstructs you from awakening to the reality that your true nature, the one that does not suffer nor crave, is present. Your physical body, your psychological disposition, your upbringing and everything else that you learned as you tread the path of human consciousness make you cling to limitations. At this moment, you are bound by your own perception of limits. You think and feel that everything that happens will stop once you reach the limit. You feel the same when thinking about your own potential, your energy and even your wisdom. The Eightfold Path is a process that will help you unlearn all of your conditioned responses. It will help you detach from the things that bind you. Once you have treaded this path, you will uncover your true…show more content…
According to Buddhist teachings, every action has karmic results, that is, it will lead to another action. The quality of your movement, speech and mindset will cause a chain reaction of events with the same nature, thus, negative action will cause a chain of other negative actions. The right view about the moral process of the world is that the things that you perceive are results of actions done prior to it, and the type of actions that you do will also cause things or other actions to exist. Bear in mind that the nature of the action matters (positive versus negative)
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