What is the Noble Truth of the Way Leading to the Cessation of Suffering? It is the Noble Eightfold Path, that is to say: Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.
Cessation of suffering is a nice idea. The idea that through following the eight fold path we actualize that idea is one that I have enjoyed. In a movie I saw recently there was a guy with a tattoo written in a foreign language; when he was asked what it meant he said: “there is a path to end all suffering, you should take it.” I thought that was pretty good advice and I smiled when I heard it.
As stated above that path is Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration. I have a kind of problem with the language used here. To say something is right opens it up to dualistic interpretation, if there is a right than there must also be a wrong. So it is when we are dealing with concepts. Conceptualization is not the goal of the eight fold path. Some might argue that ceasing conceptualization is the goal of the eight fold path. I guess I tend to lean that way, but there is something more to it than that. But without conceptualization, this blog would just be a blank space, or maybe a video of me blowing a single note on the flute. Even that isn’t on point. To me the eightfold path is the golden rule. As it has been pointed out before; all of these words are all empty. I will continue writing more empty words later.
Bowing in deference to everything,