Eightfold Path

LEADER:
The Buddha-Dharma is the realization within one's deepest consciousness of the Oneness of all life. For the attainment of this the Buddha left for us the Eightfold Path which the Way of prime importance.

LEADER:
Right Views.

LEADER AND SANGHA:
To keep ourselves free from prejudice, superstition, and delusion, and to see aright the true nature of life

LEADER:
Right Thoughts.

LEADER AND SANGHA:
To turn away from the evils of this world and to direct our minds towards righteousness.

LEADER:
Right Speech - To refrain from pointless and harmful talk and to speak kindly and courteously to all.

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Right Conduct.

LEADER AND SANGHA:
To see that our deeds are peaceable, benevolent, compassionate, and pure; to live the Teaching daily.

LEADER:
Right Livelihood.

LEADER AND SANGHA:
To earn our living in such a way as to entail no evil consequences.

LEADER:
Right Effort.

LEADER AND SANGHA:
To direct our efforts incessantly to the overcoming of ignorance and craving desires.

LEADER:
Right Mindfulness.

LEADER AND SANGHA:
To cherish good and pure thoughts for all that we say do arise from our thoughts.

LEADER:
Right Meditation.

LEADER AND SANGHA:
To concentrate our will on the Buddha. His Life, and His Teaching.

LEADER:
May the sacred presence of Him who said he would abide in His Teaching be our guide. May we follow, with faith and thanks His Way and tread with unfaltering steps this Noble Path until we, too, shall attain Enlightenment.