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5 Minute Dharma


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

Jul 31, 2020

The Buddha said, “Now this is the noble truth of the path that leads to the ending of suffering. It is simply this noble eightfold path, that is: right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right meditation” (SN 56.11). The Buddha said, “Practitioners, a lay follower should not engage in these five trades. What five? Trade in weapons, living creatures, meat, intoxicants, and poisons. A lay follower should not engage in these five trades” (AN 5.177).