The Noble Truth of Magga (The Path), Part 1: Wisdom and Ethics
The Truth of Magga: Liberation from Dukkha is attained by the practice of eight disciplines.
We are now completing our presentation of the Four Noble Truths. The first three Noble Truths (Dukkha, Tanha, Nirvana) were discussed in chapters 6 through 10. These together formed a general conception, a conception that was discussed in chapters 11 through 13. We now turn our attention to the fourth Noble Truth, concerning the eight-fold path that leads out of Dukkha. It is called eight-fold because there are eight disciplines that contribute to making progress on this path.1Following the suggestion by Rahula( 1974), I group these eight into three categories: Wisdom and Ethics, which are discussed in this chapter, and Mental Discipline, reserved for chapter 15.____________________