Who of us is not familiar with those times when a beautiful sunset, a piece of music, a few words in a book, or even the death of a close friend, gives us a moment of vision into a hidden reality, some deeper truth? All too often, though, we quickly lose sight of that insight of that moment of clarity in the hurly-burly of life.
The Buddhist teaching of the Eightfold Path shows us how, instead we can grasp the implications of that vision, and transform ourselves in its light.
The Eightfold Path is the most widely known formulation of the Buddha’s teaching. It is ancient, reaching back to the Buddha’s very first discourse, and it is highly venerated as a unique treasury of wisdom and practical guidance. Like the teaching itself, this book covers every aspect of life. Sangharakshita’s vivid commentary leaves us in no doubt that the spiritual dimension is available here and now, at every minute of the day.
Series: Buddhist Wisdom for Today
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Windhorse Publications; 2nd edition (September 1, 2007)
List Price: $16.95
Believe nothing merely because you have been told it… Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings – that doctrine believe and cling to and take it as your guide.