Buddha Vacana (November 11, 2555)
It is just as if a man traveling in a forest should come across an ancient road, an ancient path, traversed by people in former times. Proceeding along it, he comes to an ancient city, an old royal citadel, lived in by people in former times, with parks and groves, water tanks and walls; a truly delightful place. Then, suppose that this man should tell of his discovery to the king or a royal minister, saying: ‘Sire, you should know that I have discovered an ancient city. You should restore that place.’ Then, suppose that ancient city was restored, so that it became prosperous, flourishing, populous and was filled with folk, and it grew and expanded. In the same way, I have seen an ancient road, an ancient path, traversed by the fully enlightened Buddhas of former times. And what is that path? It is the Noble Eightfold Path.
< Noble Eightfold Path : ariya aṭṭhangika magga
Noble: ariya, อริย in the sense of true enlightened people
Eightfold Path: aṭṭhangika magga อัคคังคิกะ มัคคะ (มรรค ส.), consists of 8 constituents: [sammā -- diṭṭhi, sammā -- sankappa, ˚vācā ˚kammanta, ˚ājīva, ˚vāyāma, ˚sati, ˚samādhi], or [right views, right aspirations, right speech, right conduct right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right rapture].>