In this video, we will cover Right Morality - one of the 8 steps on Buddha's eight-fold path.
Although the Buddha broke down the path into 8 steps, the path is just one. The eightfold path or the eightfold way is the actionable direction that the Buddha gave to his followers on how to attain enlightenment. They are a practice in awareness, understanding, and experience. The Buddha never tells you to do anything that he has not done, neither does he ever tell you anything as a fact. He only relates his experience, so if you are so inclined, you can take the journey he took as well.
As with the previous video, everything starts with what the word "right" means when the Buddha says it. Obviously, this is a translation from Sanskrit, so the Buddha did not use the English word "right". He used the word samyak, which has no morality attached to it, no right or wrong, so what does samyak mean?
If the work samyak doesn't have anything to do with morality, then what exactly did the Buddha mean by "Right Morality"?
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