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“And what, monks, is that path, that way of attaining final Nibbana without clinging? It is this Noble Eightfold Path; that is, right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right concentration. This is the path, the way for the fading away of lust.”
~ The Buddha
SN 45:41-48

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The Basic Teaching of Suffering

Bhante Gunaratana

The process of the training path is described: no remorse, happiness, concentration, insight, knowledge of the Truth, and enlightenment. Four types of students are described: those that attain enlightenment after hearing only a few words of Dhamma; those who attain enlightenment after a little reflection and study; those who study and practice for a long time but need the help of a master, an “excellent friend” to provide the key to enlightenment; and finally those who enjoy word and ideas so much that they may lose sight of the goal, but can still attain enlightenment with the help of an “excellent friend”.

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File Size: 10.4 MB
Duration: 44:30
Recorded: 4-27-08
Posted: 05-27-08