Eightfold Path

Doctrines and rituals

The Eightfold Path (Skt. ashtanga marga) describes in eight rules a way to overcome suffering, the cause of which is explained by the Four Noble Truths. The rules concern thoughts, attitude, behaviour, and spiritual immersion. The eight rules are: right view, right resolve, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration.