8 Fold Path

Eight Fold Path 1. Correct thought: avoiding covetousness, the wish to harm others and wrong views 2. Correct speech: avoid lying, divisive and harsh speech and idle gossip. 3. Correct actions: avoid killing, stealing and sexual misconduct 4. Correct livelihood: try to make a living with the above attitude of thought, speech and actions. 5. Correct understanding: developing genuine wisdom. The last three aspects refer mainly to the practice of meditation: 6. Correct effort: after the first real step we need joyful perseverance to continue. 7. Correct mindfulness: try to be aware of the here and now, instead of dreaming in the there and then. 8. Correct concentration