Path to Attain the Ending of Karma(Kamma)

Presented by : Ausaowa Luckboon
I will teach you the Noble
Eightfold Path and I will analyse it for you. Listen
to that and attend closely, I will speak.”
“And what, bhikkhus, is the Noble Eightfold Path?”
“Right view, right intention, right speech,
right action, right livelihood, right effort, right
mindfulness, right concentration.”
“And what, bhikkhus, is right view?

 
Knowledge of suffering, knowledge of the origin
of suffering, knowledge of the cessation of
suffering, knowledge of the way leading to the
cessation of suffering: this is called right view.”
“And what, bhikkhus, is right intention?
Intention of renunciation, intention of non-ill
will, intention of harmlessness: this is called right intention.”
“And what, bhikkhus, is right speech?

 
Abstinence from false speech, abstinence from
divisive speech, abstinence from harsh speech,
abstinence from idle chatter: this is called right speech.”
“And what, bhikkhus, is right action?

 
Abstinence from the destruction of life, abstinence
from taking what is not given, abstinence from
sexual misconduct: this is called right action.”
“And what, bhikkhus, is right livelihood?

 
Here a noble disciple, having abandoned a wrong
mode of livelihood, earns his living by a right
livelihood: this is called right livelihood.”
“And what, bhikkhus, is right effort?

 

Here, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu generates desire for the

nonarising of unarisen evil unwholesome states;
he makes an effort, arouses energy, applies his
mind, and strives. He generates desire for the
abandoning of arisen evil unwholesome states.
He generates desire for the arising of unarisen
wholesome states. He generates desire for the
maintenance of arisen wholesome states, for their
non-decay, increase, expansion, and fulfi llment
by development; he makes an effort, arouses
energy, applies his mind, and strives. This is
called right effort.”

 
“And what, bhikkhus is right
mindfulness? Here, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu
dwells contemplating the body in the body,
ardent, clearly comprehending, mindful, having
removed covetousness and displeasure in regard
to the world. He dwells contemplating feelings in
feelings, ardent, clearly comprehending, mindful,
having removed covetousness and displeasure in
regard to the world. He dwells contemplating
mind in mind, ardent, clearly comprehending,
mindful, having removed covetousness and
displeasure in regard to the world. He dwells
contemplating phenomena in phenomena, ardent,
clearly comprehending, mindful, having removed
covetousness and displeasure in regard to the
world. This is called right mindfulness.”

 
“And what, bhikkhus, is right
concentration? Here, bhikkhus, secluded from
sensual pleasures, secluded from unwholesome
states, a bhikkhu enters and dwells in the fi rst
jhana, which is accompanied by thought and
examination, with rapture and happiness born
of seclusion. With the subsiding of thought
and examination, he enters and dwells in the
second jhana, which has internal confi dence
and unifi cation of mind, is without thought and
examination, and has rapture and happiness born
of concentration. With the fading away as well
of rapture, he dwells equanimous and, mindful
and clearly comprehending, he experiences
happiness with the body; he enters and dwells in
the third jhana of which the noble ones declare:
‘He is equanimous, mindful, one who dwells
happily.’ With the abandoning of pleasure and
pain, and with the previous passing away of
joy and displeasure, he enters and dwells in the
fourth jhana, which is neither painful nor pleasant
and includes the purifi cation of mindfulness by
equanimity. This is called right concentration.”