Right Action in Buddhism – The Fourth Spoke of the Wheel

right action in buddhism

Right Action in Buddhism Right Action in Buddhism is the second component of ethical conduct and can be better translated from the Pali term Samma-kammanta as “right conduct”.  This branch of the Eight-fold Path is concerned with morally upright actions that are not harmful to the oneself and others. I think we can find evidence of similar kinds of commandments in other religions as well.  The most obvious example of this is Christianity with its Ten Commandments.  In the world of monastic Buddhism they follow the guidelines discussed below as if they were commandments.  While for lay people it isn’t … Continue reading