There is only One really
and Noble Way!
The Blessed Buddha once said:
Some priests postulate this as the way going upwards: "Get up early and walk
facing east. Do not avoid a pit, or a cliff abyss, or a stump, or a thorny place,
village, or a cesspool! You should expect death wherever you fall...
Thus, good man, with the breakup
of the body, after death, you will be reborn
a good destination, in a heavenly world."
This the praxis of the priests, Bhikkhus,
is a foolish and stupid way, since it does neither
lead to revulsion, to disillusion,
to ceasing, to peace, to direct knowledge, to
Enlightenment, nor to Nibbāna!
However, Bhikkhus, I will explain the very way
Upwards in the Noble One's
Discipline, that way, which leads to utter revulsion, to disillusion, to ceasing, to
to safe knowledge, to Enlightenment, to Nibbāna:
Any Noble Disciple possesses
a verified and confirmed
confidence in the Buddha thus:
"Worthy, and perfectly self-Enlightened is the
He possesses confirmed confidence in the Dhamma thus:
"Perfectly formulated is the
visible right here and now..."
He possesses confirmed confidence in the Sangha thus:
"Perfectly training is this Noble
Sangha of the Buddha's
He also possesses the purity of morality esteemed by the Noble Ones:
unspotted, freeing, praised by the clever elders, natural, leading
This, Bhikkhus, is the way going upwards, which leads to utter
to ceasing, to Peace, to direct knowledge of Enlightenment, and
the Noble Way: