|Sun (Surya, Sol) in hand on the Ganges in India (Immortal Technique, Point of No Return)|
|Sol, European gate (Bryan1974/flickr)|
- What is Eightfold Path to noble attainments (stages of enlightenment)? It is the cultivation of virtue (precepts, restraints), concentration (mental collectedness, absorption), and wisdom (right view, insight).
- What are the Four Ennobling Truths? Meditative contemplation of the causal links of Dependent Origination for the direct realization of disappointment, its cause, its cessation, and the path leading to its cessation, which is the Noble Eightfold Path.
|Radiant golden Buddha, blue aura (WQ)|
|Golden Buddha with vast sky behind, track-free birds like arhats (mahabodhisociety.com)|
285. Cut off this affection [attachment] in the manner of a person who plucks with hand an autumn lotus. Cultivate only the path to peace, nirvana, as made known by the Exalted One.