glossary

The Buddha Shakyamuni taught that the path to the freedom from suffering was accomplished by following eight fundamental steps:

  • 1. Right view or understanding;
  • 2. Right intention or motivation;
  • 3. Right speech or communication;
  • 4. Right action or conduct;
  • 5. Right vocation or livelihood;
  • 6. Right effort;
  • 7. Right attention or mindfulness;
  • 8. Right presence or concentration.

In The Aquarian Message, Samael Aun Weor reveals the esoteric meaning behind these steps: "The eight steps of the Eight-Fold Path within the Ninth Sphere are as follows:

  • First: Creative comprehension.
  • Second: Upright intentions.
  • Third: Upright words.
  • Fourth: Absolute sacrifice.
  • Fifth: Upright behavior.
  • Sixth: Absolute chastity.
  • Seventh: Constant struggles against the Black Magicians.
  • Eighth: Supreme patience in all ordeals and sufferings."

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Tremendous is the effort and the vigilance that is needed from second to second, from moment to moment, in order to not fall into illusions. One minute of unawareness is enough for the mind to be already dreaming about something else, distracting it from the job or deed that we are living at the moment."