The Eightfold Path in Theravada Buddhism

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  • Created on: 21-05-18 15:28

The monastic life is designed to achieve victory over craving and the best way to begin is with a lifestyle that encourages one to be content with very little


  • Emphasised by the few possessions a monk or nun is allowed
  • A monk or nun must be homeless, or at least without a permanent shelter
  • The purpose of poverty is to fight the drives of greed, hatred and delusion that cause attachment and suffering


  • Chastity helps the practitioner to become detached from worldly attachments and commitments
  • It also helps…


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