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What is this Vital Right Motivation?

The Noble 8-fold Way, leading to Nibbāna, is simply this:
Right View
Right Motivation
Right Speech
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Right Effort
Right Awareness &
Right Concentration

But what is Right Motivation?

Right Motivation is Triple:

1: The Motivation for Withdrawal is:
Being motivated by a general absence of greed, craving, and desire!
Being motivated by generous giving relinquishing all possessiveness..
Being motivated by detachment from the five sense-desires of urge
for alluring and tempting sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches...
Being motivated by cutting attachment to the 5 clusters of clinging
to all forms, feelings, perceptions, constructions and consciousness...
Such radical renunciation is Right Motivation!

2: The Motivation for Non-Ill-Will = Friendly Goodwill is:
Being motivated by universal friendliness, infinite goodwill, kind care,
non-anger, non-hate, non-aversion and a sympathy wishing and working
for all sentient being's happiness, content, comfort, benefit, and welfare...
Such gentle kindness is Right Motivation!

3: The Motivation for total Non-Violence = Harmlessness is:
Being motivated by absolute non-violence, by absence of cruelty, and by
compassionate pity, thereby offering all sentient beings guaranteed safety,
and protection from any evil, painful, bad, or wrong treatment...
Such offer of full protective fearlessness to all beings is Right Motivation!

The opposites of these advantageous intentions are Wrong Motivation...

More on Right Motivation (Sammā-Sankappa):

Further study:
Majjhima Nikāya 117. Maha-cattarisaka Sutta: The Discourse on The Great Forty:

Right  Motivation!

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