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The meaning of Eightfold Path Ekamukhalinga Emerald Buddha Erawan Enlightenment



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Eightfold Path
The Eightfold Path is the last of the Four Noble Truths of the Buddha's teaching. It outlines the eight steps one should follow in order to eliminate suffering and thus attain enlightenment or nirvana. The eight steps are: right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration.

Ekamukhalinga

Representation of a linga with a single face.

 

Emerald Buddha
Dark-green jasper Buddha image housed in the Emerald Buddha Temple in Bangkok regarded as the guardian spirit of palladium of the kingdom of Thailand.

Erawan
The Thai name given to the three-headed elephant Airavata, produced during the churning of the ocean of milk. He is the symbol of the clouds and vehicle of the Hindu god Indra.

Enlightenment
True understanding or perfect knowledge.



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