A List of Sources to Study the Eightfold Path of Buddhism
I. General treatments of the Noble Eightfold Path
Ledi Sayadaw. The Noble Eightfold Path and Its Factors Explained. (Wheel 245/247).
Nyanatiloka Thera. The Word of the Buddha. (BPS 14th ed., 1968).
Piyadassi Thera. The Buddha's Ancient Path. (BPS 3rd ed., 1979).
II. Right View
Ñanamoli, Bhikkhu. The Discourse on Right View. (Wheel 377/379).
Nyanatiloka Thera. Karma and Rebirth. (Wheel 9).
Story, Francis. The Four Noble Truths. (Wheel 34/35).
Wijesekera, O.H. de A. The Three Signata. (Wheel 20).
III. Right Intentions
Ñanamoli Thera. The Practice of Loving-kindness. (Wheel 7).
Nyanaponika Thera. The Four Sublime States. (Wheel 6).
Prince, T. Renunciation. (Bodhi Leaf B 36).
IV. Right Speech, Right Action, & Right Livelihood:
Bodhi, Bhikkhu. Going for Refuge and Taking the Precepts. (Wheel 282/284).
Narada Thera. Everyman's Ethics. (Wheel 14).
Vajirañanavarorasa. The Five Precepts and the Five Ennoblers. (Bangkok: Mahamakuta, 1975).
V. Right Effort
Nyanaponika Thera. The Five Mental Hindrances and Their Conquest. (Wheel 26).
Piyadassi Thera. The Seven Factors of Enlightenment. (Wheel 1).
Soma Thera. The Removal of Distracting Thoughts.(Wheel 21).
VI. Right Mindfulness
Nyanaponika Thera. The Heart of Buddhist Meditation.(London: Rider, 1962; BPS, 1992).
Nyanaponika Thera. The Power of Mindfulness. (Wheel 121/122).
Nyanasatta Thera. The Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sutta). (Wheel 19).
Soma Thera. The Way of Mindfulness. (BPS, 3rd ed., 1967).
VII. Right Concentration & The Development of Wisdom
Buddhaghosa, Bhadantacariya. The Path of Purification (Visuddhimagga). Translated by Bhikkhu Ñanamoli, 4th ed. (BPS, 1979).
Khantipalo, Bhikkhu. Calm and Insight. (London: Curzon, 1980).
Ledi Sayadaw. A Manual of Insight. (Wheel 31/32).
Nyanatiloka Thera. The Buddha's Path to Deliverance. (BPS, 1982).
Sole-Leris, Amadeo. Tranquillity and Insight. (London: Rider, 1986; BPS 1992).
Vajirañana, Paravahera. Buddhist Meditation in Theory and Practice. 2nd ed. (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Buddhist Missionary Society, 1975).
Suggestions for Further Reading
- Buddhism - The Concept of Anatta or No Self
- Anatta or Anatma in Buddhism
- Anicca or Anitya in Buddhism
- The Buddha on God
- The Buddha on Avijja or Ignorance and on the Origin of Life
- The Buddha On the Self And Anatta, the Not-Self
- History Of The Four Buddhist Councils
- Chinese Buddhism
- The Eightfold Path Of Buddhism
- The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism
- Four Stages of Progress on the Middle Way in Buddhism
- The Practice of Friendliness, Kalyanamittata, in Buddhism
- Karma or Kamma In Buddhism
- Mahayana Buddhism
- Buddha's Last Days and Final Words
- Buddhism - The Middle Way
- The Buddha's Teaching on Right Mindfulness
- The Meaning and Practice of Mindfulness
- Buddhism - Vinaya or Monastic Discipline
- Right Conduct For Lay Buddhists
- Nirvana or Nibbana in Buddhism
- Buddhism - Objects of Meditation and Subjects for Meditation
- Buddhism - Right Speech and Mind Training
- Buddhism - Right Living On The Eightfold Path
- Handbook for the Relief of Suffering by Ajaan Lee
- Theravada Buddhism
- Meat Eating or Vegetarianism in Buddhism
- Essays On Dharma
- Esoteric Mystic Hinduism
- Introduction to Hinduism
- Hindu Way of Life
- Essays On Karma
- Hindu Rites and Rituals
- The Origin of The Sanskrit Language
- Symbolism in Hinduism
- Essays on The Upanishads
- Concepts of Hinduism
- Essays on Atman
- Hindu Festivals
- Spiritual Practice
- Right Living
- Yoga of Sorrow
- Mental Health
- Concepts of Buddhism
- General Essays
Source: The Wheel Publication No. 308/311 (Kandy: Buddhist Publication Society, 1984), second edition (revised) 1994. Transcribed from a file provided by the BPS Copyright © 1998 Buddhist Publication Society. Reproduced and reformatted from Access to Insight edition © 1999 For free distribution. This work may be republished, reformatted, reprinted, and redistributed in any medium. It is the author's wish, however, that any such republication and redistribution be made available to the public on a free and unrestricted basis and that translations and other derivative works be clearly marked as such. All Wheel publications and Bodhi Leaves referred to above are published by the Buddhist Publication Society.
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