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5 Minute Dharma

A weekly five-minute podcast that seeks to give people practical Buddhist wisdom for everyday life.

Jun 19, 2020

The Noble Eightfold Path has eight aspects to it, one is “right beliefs” (SN 56.11). Today I want to clarify why beliefs are important. I think a lot of confusion exists about beliefs because most people are not clear on what they are. A belief is a claim that is accepted as true, which then becomes a rule of action. You actually have thousands of beliefs, the vast majority of your beliefs are unconscious assumptions.