Friday, June 9, 2017

The Buddha Dharma

The Buddha Dharma is not so much an expressed doctrine as it is a corpus of spiritual principles that make possible spiritual growth and liberation. Its ultimate principle is described in the Eightfold Path.

The Buddha Dharma teaches Nirvana is the foremost of all things conditioned and unconditioned.

The Buddha once said the expressions of the Dharma converge on four things: understanding what is unwholesome and abandoning it; and understanding what is wholesome and developing it.

In the Anguttara Nikaya the Buddha said his Teaching could be found in "those things that lead exclusively to disenchantment, to dispassion, to cessation, to peace, to direct knowledge, to awakening, to nirvana."

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