The Way out of Suffering The EIGHTFOLD PATH (The path to enlightenment) includes three levels of training: meditation, wisdom and ethics. The Eightfold Path consists of: 
  1. correct view, an accurate understanding of the nature of things, specifically the Four Noble Truths 
  2. correct intention (correct resolve), avoiding thoughts of attachment, hatred, and harmful intent, 
  3. correct speech, refraining from verbal misdeeds such as lying, divisive speech, harsh speech, and senseless speech, 
  4. correct action, refraining from physical misdeeds such as killing, stealing, and misconduct, 
  5. correct livelihood, avoiding trades that directly or indirectly harm others, such as selling weapons, animals for slaughter, intoxicants, or poisons, 
  6. correct effort, abandoning negative states of mind that have already arisen, preventing negative states that have yet to arise, and sustaining positive states that have already arisen
  7. correct mindfulness, awareness of body, feelings, thought, and phenomena (the constituents of the existing world), and 
  8. correct concentration, single-mindedness.
Karate Do is one such way of reaching enlightenment. Watch here for more about the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.  By Kohai Dianne Hadad 3rd Degree Black Belt, Renge Dojo Certified Professional Coach, Warrior Spirit Circle 647-203-4882 | The WARRIOR SPIRIT CIRCLE creates conversations for kids, parents and martial artists to discover their true self and embody their warrior spirit. Our mission is to share the practical wisdom from the classical martial arts virtues and philosophies to inspirit resiliency, confidence and vibrancy.