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."

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