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The Four Noble Truths

The Fourth Noble Truth: The Eightfold Path
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Gwen Herd

on 8 October 2012

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The Four Noble Truths The Fourth Noble Truth: The Eightfold Path The Fourth Noble Truth is the way to Nirvana by following 8 steps. The First Step: Right View The Second Step: Right Intention The Fourth Step: Right Action The Fifth Step: Right Livelihood Category Two: Morality Category 3: Practice Is to study the nature of reality. We learn that we are inter-dependent on one another. In the end we will lead to a more virtuous life. Is the realization that we are all connected. We begin to wish no harm. Eventually we become naturally inclined to avoid violence towards others. The Third Step: Right Speech Not acting in ways that would corrupt/bring harm - physically, mentally and spiritually - to oneself or others. Actions become more virtuous and right. Result is a more virtuous, positive lifestyle. Pursue a living that does not harm yourself or others. Your life's work becomes a benefit for others. The result is a more virtuous, helpful lifestyle. Preparing positive states of mind. Freeing oneself from evil and destructive states and preventing them from arising in the future. Category One: Wisdom Do not swear, lie or spread gossip. Become honest and spread words positively. Mindset and communication becomes truthful and positive. By: Huimin, Aimee & Gwen Now that you have a deeper understanding of the Eightfold Path we will quiz you on your knowledge. The Sixth Step: Right Effort The Seventh Step: Right Mindfulness Developing awareness of the body, sensations, feelings and states of mind. The Eighth Step: Right Meditation Developing the mental focus necessary for this awareness. Each step falls into one out of the three categories: Wisdom, Morality or Practice. Mini Quiz a) Which is necessary for the seventh step

b) To live peacefully

c) Which is necessary to end suffering

d) To empty your mind of all thoughts In order to follow the eighth step,
Right meditation, one must develop focus… a) Learn the fragility of nature.

b) The difference between inner and outer reality.

c) Reality is suffering.

d) Learn the inter-dependence on one another. What does one learn by "studying the nature of reality"? (Step 1, Right View) a) Not focus

b) Be nice to others

c) Pay attention in class

d) Ignore your own feelings In order to follow the seventh step,
Right Mindfulness, one must... a) Knowledge, Understanding and Awareness

b) Self-Discipline, Morality and Repetition

c) Wisdom, Morality and Practice

d)Truth, Morality, Action What are the three categories
of the Eightfold Path? a) We become naturally inclined to avoid violence towards others.

b) Mindset and communication becomes truthful and positive.

c) Your life's work becomes a benefit for others.

d) Achieve nirvana What is the final effect of following Step 3? a) Avoiding acts that physically harm others.

b) Avoiding acts that mentally harm others.

c) Avoiding acts that spiritually harm others.

d) All of the above. What is required to fulfill Step 4, Right Action? a) Procrastinate

b) Maintain evil states

c) Prepare positive states of mind

d) Prevent wholesome states from arising In the sixth step, Right Effort, one must… a) Doctor

b) Teacher

c) Soldier

d) Musician Which of the following careers do
NOT follow Step 5? Prize: Sweets! Thank you for your attention!
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