Talk:Noble Eightfold Path

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Mind and mental qualities[edit]

Could someone explain the difference between 'the mind' and 'mental qualities' as described under 'Right Mindfulness'?

It's a very lengthy and in-depth topic, but a very basic distinction to make is that "the mind" is the perceiving/conceiving entity, while "mental qualities" are the perceptions/conceptions.
For instance, see the following site: http://buddhism.kalachakranet.org/mind.html. There, it defines the mind "as a non-physical phenomenon which perceives, thinks, recognises, experiences and reacts to the environment". Later, it points out the so-called "51 Mental Factors", which include such things as intention, concentration, regret, ignorance, etc. These latter are, more or less, what is referred to in the phrase "mental qualities".
Hope this has been of some help. —Saposcat 11:24, 31 October 2005 (GMT +02:00)
Yes, that's wonderful. 31 October 2005 (GMT +02:00)

Great Aryan Myth[edit]

The first reference which I now delete is to "Great Aryan Myth" This can be found behind a paywall at JSTORE [1]. I have checked it. It nothing to do with the eightfold path and so a hoax.

Grammatical errors[edit]

@Ms Sarah Welch: I've noticed several passages that are grammatically incorrect and would like to revisit them for correction. I made several edits before that were undone and would like to clarify my intentions. Invokingvajras (talk) 08:10, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

@Invokingvajras: Thank you, and your intentions are fine. You had not included an edit summary, and the changes seemed a mix of copyediting and insertion of content that did not reflect the source. Similarly, indenting a quote creates more emphasis than nearby text. This is okay when sparingly used, to avoid WP:NPOV and MOS:QUOTE issues. You are welcome to edit again. Please do provide an edit summary in future, in this and other wiki articles, in the box above "Save changes". Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 12:07, 18 May 2017 (UTC)