1. Right Action,
which refrains from taking life, from stealing, and from immoral
behaviour in general.
2. Right Speech, which is free of lying,
slander, harmful and useless speech.
3. Right Thought, which free
of desire, ill-will and cruelty.
4. Right Living, which means
that we make our living without killing or harming, and by just and
5. Right Effort, which commits wholeheartedly
Avoid generating negative thoughts
Put an end to negative
thoughts once they have arisen
Cultivate meritorious qualities
and the conditions for Awakening
Maintain these meritorious
qualities and the conditions for Awakening.
6. Right View, which
engages the mind in:
contemplation of the body
of the feelings
contemplation of the mind
contemplation of the
ill-will or anger
or mental torpor and laziness
fear and worry,
or mental excitement
Concentration, where the mind rests without distraction on a single
object for as long as one wishes
7. Right Wisdom, which is the
perfect understanding of the Four Noble Truths.
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wrong numbering above - sequence not transferred across divide -