For your entertainment and enlightenment, here are eight links to eight articles about the eight steps of the Eightfold Path. Which are actually not linear steps at all, but rather eight aspects to cultivate on the path toward full liberation.
The Buddha taught that practice should be like a well-tuned string instrument. If the strings are too loose, they won’t play a sound. If they are too tight, they will break.
this is what should be done by one who is skilled in goodness, and who knows the paths of peace: let them be able and upright, straightforward and gentle in speech. humble and not conceited, contented and easily satisfied. unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful, not… Continue reading The Metta Sutra