"the path is born"

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"the path is born"

Post by Viach » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:56 am

This phrase from Yuganaddha Sutta https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html. What do words "born" (arise?) and "path" (the Noble Eightfold Path?) mean here ? Do I understand correctly that we are practicing samatha and vipassana (steps), and the Noble Eightfold Path (landscape) arises spontaneously like a certain landscape spontaneously (automatically) appears in a field of our sight as making certain steps? That is, NEP is the result of doing practice (technique), and not a set of practices (techniques) as it can be often found in the explanations of various teachers.
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Reason: fixed broken link to https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.170.than.html

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