The Final Goal »

Friends:

What is the Final Goal and Destination?



The ascetic wanderer Nandiya once asked the Blessed One:

Which things, Master Gotama, when developed and refined, lead to Nibbāna,
have Nibbāna  as their end destination, have Nibbāna  as their final goal?
These eight things, Nandiya, when developed and refined lead to Nibbāna, have
Nibbāna as their last destination, have Nibbāna  as their final goal. Which eight?

Right View  (sammā-ditthi)
Right Motivation  (sammā-sankappa)
Right Speech  (sammā-vācā)
Right Action  (sammā-kammanta)
Right Livelihood  (sammā-ājīva)
Right Effort  (sammā-vāyāma)
Right Awareness  (sammā-sati)
Right Concentration  (sammā-samādhi)

These eight things, Nandiya, when developed and refined, lead to Nibbāna,
have Nibbāna  as their target, have Nibbāna  as their final aim!
When this was thus spoken, the wanderer Nandiya said to the Blessed One:
Magnificent, Master Gotama! Marvelous, Master Gotama! Let the Master
Gotama remember me as one, who has taken refuge in the Buddha for life...


The 8 spokes symbolize the 8 Steps of the Noble Way!

Further study on the Noble 8-fold Way:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Way.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Middle_Way.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Fulfilled_First_.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Noble_8_fold_Way.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_3-fold_Way.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Failed_by_Neglect.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_Noble_8-Fold_Way.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fruits_of_the_Noble_Way.htm

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V:11-2] section 45:10 Nandiya ...
http://store.pariyatti.org/Connected-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1379.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/sn/index.html

What is the Final Goal? 


Back Home Index Next


Updated: 22 Dec 2016  https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Final_Goal.htm
Recommended Links
  • C and M Law Corporation are about more than dollar figures. We are about effectively helping people through our a personal injury team, unafraid to fight on their behalf against insurance companies and other big business interests. We have been a reputable Los Angeles personal injury attorney firm serving the city’s residents for over 45 years. Personal injury encompasses many types of lawsuits. Regardless of the type of accident or injury, we have the experience to successfully represent you and your family. If you or someone you know has been injured through the negligence or recklessness of others, come see us. We can help get you the compensation you and your loved ones deserve. The personal injury attorney Los Angeles firm of C and M Law Corporation has won an excess of 2 Billion Dollars in settlements!
  •