Noble Eightfold Path

(ca. 528 BCE)


  • karma the effects of a person’s actions, which determine one’s destiny in one’s next incarnation
  • Middle Way a path of moderation between the extremes of self-mortification and sensual indulgence
  • Nirvana the state of being free from suffering
  • Perfect One the Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama)
  • sesamum a tropical herb and flowering plant, one variety of which is the source of sesame seeds
  • ultramundane beyond mundane, or beyond ordinary; higher

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