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Buddhism 102: The Eightfold Path
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In my last post about Buddhism, I talked about the Four Noble Truths. This time I’m going to concentrate on the fourth Noble Truth:

The path to the cessation of suffering is the Eightfold Path.

As I mentioned before, the fundamental problem of Buddhism is suffering. The Eightfold Path is the way out: a program of self-discipline by which one can attain the cessation of suffering. It is the core guide of Buddhist practice: everything that Buddhists do as Buddhists is connected to the eightfold path. In a sense, it’s the Buddhism HOWTO. This post runs a bit long, and for that I apologize, but there are eight things to talk about!

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