by Bhikkhu Bodhi A Factorial Analysis of the Noble Eightfold Path can be summed up in two principles: the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path . The Noble Eightfold Path has ratings and 48 reviews. Jo said: I read this book for a class, and our teacher told us that Bhikkhu Bodhi is one of the. The Noble Eightfold Path___The Way to the End of Suffering___by Bhikkhu BodhiISBN XFirst edition published as Wheel.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Noble Eightfold Path: Way to the End of Suffering by Bhiklhu Bodhi. This book offers a clear, concise account of the Eightfold Path prescribed to uproot and eliminate the deep underlying cause of suffering—ignorance.
Each step of the path is believed to cultivate wisdom through mental training, and includes an enlightened and peaceful middle path that avoids extremes. The theoretical as well as practical angles of each of the paths—right v This book offers a clear, concise account of the Eightfold Path prescribed to uproot and eliminate the deep underlying cause of suffering—ignorance.
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The theoretical as well as practical angles of each of the paths—right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration—are illustrated through examples from contemporary life.
The work’s final chapter addresses the Buddhist path and its culmination in enlightenment.
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Lists with This Book. Sep 15, Jo rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read this book for a class, and our teacher told us that Bhikkhu Bodhi is one of the greatest living translators of the Buddha’s teachings from the original Pali. That explains why the pages of text are some of the most exquisitely precisely written I’ve ever read, illuminating the Buddha’s philosophy with powerful clarity. Apr 09, Leo Walsh rated it really liked eightfld. A superb introduction to core Buddhist doctrines from the most notable contemporary translator of the Pali Cannon.
Because of this, I had expected it to be dry. Instead, Bodhi is a fabulous communicator. Better still, Bodhi’s deep commitment to the Buddha’s actual words makes gives this exposition of core ideas a depth that introductory teachings often lack. My bodh objection is that it was too short. Dec 02, Ahmad Alhour rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bhikkhu Bodhi does a great job at distilling the complete teachings of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path with a good amount of details.
The book contains a fractal summary of the path that aids in remembering bhikhu. I especially liked the chapters on Right View, Right Intention and the Development of Wisdom as they put things into perspective and explained the seemingly circular and interconnected nature of the teachings.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to get a good grasp of the Eightfol Bhikkhu Bodhi does a great job at distilling the complete teachings eightfolx the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path with a good amount of details. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to get a good grasp of the Eightfold Path, the heart of the Buddha’s teaching. Sep 02, Wt rated it it was amazing. To realize one is to realize the other. Bhikku Bodhi bhkikhu clarifies pathh the Noble Eightfold Path is related to the Three-fold training in morality or sila, concentration or samadhi, and wisdom or panna.
Then he discusses each path factor in detail. Finally, he talks about how the Noble Eightfold Path, known also as the mundane path because it takes as its object of contemplation buikkhu conditioned world, gives rise to the 4 supramundane paths and fruits that constitute the 4 stages of Nibhaana.
Now don’t be put off if you don’t understand right now all these terms and schema 8, 4, 3 and so on. They are just different ways of eightfolf a reality that is inside you, right in your face, that confronts you every second in your existence, and that you can know through looking at your own everyday experiences. The Noble Eightfold Path is all about looking at your reality so that you can see it for what noblle really is, and not what you hope or suppose it to be.
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The thing is, we don’t usually look at our realities carefully and properly, and because of this all manner of problems arise that cause us suffering. Therefore, the very first factor of godhi Eightfold Path is Right View. Once we correct our view of reality, everything follows. The path arises naturally once we get our views right. Our thought becomes right, our speech becomes right.
So to understand and achieve the Noble Eightfold Path, we must first understand what is right from what is wrong. This rightness is not a moral rightness with judgement meted out by some God, it is a rightness that has to be bofhi in terms of suffering – i. Now, who wants suffering, right? Yeah, bad pun, but to avoid suffering, we gotta get ppath right right, right in the beginning. Bhikku Bodhi explains what is right in terms of these 8 path factors. Reading this book will help you to see more clearly into the heart of your own experience, and to gain freedom from its dis-satisfactoriness.
As the author points out, while the dhamma and the vinaya must be comprehended through the the direct seeing of reality in our own experiences, study of the dhamma and vinaya is also important as it can give rise to this direct seeing, guide the understanding of this revelation, and help further develop and perfect this direct apprehension, which is essentially eigytfold insight into the Truth of all life; a liberating wisdom.
This is a path that, in the Buddha’s own words, runs contrary to the way of the world. This might sound difficult, daunting or unnatural to people, yet if they truly investigate their own reality according to ways as suggested in the paththey will find that it is their wrong conceptions bhiikhu reality that makes their life difficult, daunting and unnatural. Eiyhtfold, the Noble Buikkhu Path is the easy, pleasant and natural path to realize and to tread, and it leads to an easy, pleasant and natural abiding in the world.
Anyone who wants to live a happy life free from anger, pain, frustration, dissatisfaction and suffering, and possess the ability to create happiness not only for oneself but also for others, now and always, this life and beyond, will do well to develop the Noble Eightfold Path.
It is not hard to do, we just have to investigate our own reality and experiences to see the inherent dis-satisfactory side of it. Once the dis-satisfactory nature of experience dukkha is seen in one’s own experience, the Path arises automatically, and can be developed naturally until patu culminates in the fruit of complete liberation.
So, not only students of the dhamma and Buddhist meditators, but basically all seekers bodbi happiness will find this book very useful. Dec 12, Erin K rated it it was amazing. It’s a great book, but difficult for beginners, it is dry and very academic, which is not great for beginners of Buddhism – for true beginners I would recommend Thich Nhat Hanh or the Dalai Lama. This is bhikkju someone eigntfold wants to learn more about the technical aspects of Buddhism after having some basic knowledge about it.
If you were to call this book a Buddhism Primer you would in a sense be correct.
But this book is so much more than that. Although short and compact, Bhikkhu Bodhi makes every line sing, every word count. I read this book some year ago, just as I set out on the Buddhist path, and found it very informative. Now, after ten or so years of study, reflection, and meditation I have read it again, and now with a little less dust in my eyes this book really sings.
Bhikkhu Bodhi is both extremely insigh If you were to call this book a Buddhism Primer you would in a sense be correct. Also, keep a dictionary handy, Bhikkhu Bodhi writes extremely well, and he will us unfamiliar words if it is the correct and best word to use.
I looked many of them up, eightfols he is always spot on. Sometimes his sentences explode with meaning. Bidhi 23, Balaji Ramasubramanian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Many of his translations and works on the Pali Canon as well as the classes on YouTube are gifts to the world for posterity.
But this little volume is by no means negligible. A small and humble, inviting book on the Noble Eightfold Path as formulated in the Pali Canon, this book does great justice to the Dhamma. Remember however that this is not a meant for reading in a train journey or by your Scholar monk Bhikkhu Bodhi had an American education and ordained in the Theravada order in Sri Lanka. Remember however that this is not a meant for reading in a train journey or by your breakfast table.
This is structured somewhat like a textbook, going from one topic to another in succession. It is not like Ajahn Thanissaro’s treatises that do an in depth study, or like any of the essays that either of them have written. But it is a great place for any new person to start. Jan 25, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: This one was very hard for me to get through as you can see from my reading dates, it took me over four months. It’s a very dense, Buddhist philosophy book that a book club I belong to chose.
I had joked to my partner that there should be noble 8 fold path trading cards, but after having struggled through this book I don’t think it’s such a bad idea. Cards of some sort would have helped with my understanding and retention of this material. I guess I should have taken notes. Despite the length This one was very hard for me to get through as you can see from my reading dates, it took me over four months. Despite the length of time it took me get through it, I do think this book has a good message that’s competently and concisely presented.
Feb 05, Zane rated it really liked it. This book happened to be on one of my shelves while I was looking for a quick read. At pages, this book certainly looks like a lightweight. However, once I opened the book, it was a reminder to me to not judge any book by its cover or size. The book is about the Noble Eightfold Path, a practical discipline created by the Buddha to analyze suffering, dredge it up, and eliminate it entirely. Indeed, that sentence alone should make it safe for anyone to assume that the book will be packed with This book happened to be on one of my shelves while I was looking for a quick read.
Indeed, that sentence alone should make it safe for anyone to assume that the book will be packed with troves of information. He grew up in New Jersey and eventually became a Buddhist monk in the Mahayana tradition which is one of the lighter disciplines, somewhat similar to Zen if I remember correctly.