The Noble Eightfold Path
Author: Venerable Luangpor Pramote Pamojjo
Translated by Hataitip Devakul
Copyright by Luangpor Pramote Pamojjo’s Teaching Media Fund
This book “The Noble Eightfold Path” is a collection of three sermons by Venerable Luangpor Pramote Pamojjo. The first chapter is about the Noble Eightfold Path, from the sermon on Saturday December 24, 2017. The second chapter is about Anapanasati Samadhi or breath awareness meditation, from the sermon on Asalaha Bucha day (Saturday July 8, 2017). The third chapter is about Sampajanna or clear comprehension, from the sermon on Saturday May 6, 2017.
About the Noble Eightfold Path, Luangpor Pramote stated that the sermon covered most aspects of the Noble Eightfold Path, and that it should be transcribed into book form. So, the publisher did as instructed, and added two more which we think would benefit dhamma practitioners. Correct breath awareness meditation would lead to development of the Preface four foundations of mindfulness. The Buddha taught that by rigorously doing correct breath awareness meditation, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness with be complete. By developing correct Four Foundations of Mindfulness, the Seven Factors of Enlightenment will be complete. By developing the Seven Factors of Enlightenment, wisdom and nibbana1 will be complete. The last part of this book is about clear comprehension, which is the knowledge, the wisdom that will guide us to walk correctly on the Noble Eightfold Path.
We hope that this book will be beneficial to dhamma practitioners who seek to eradicate suffering, by helping them to better understand the way to walk towards the supramundane, which is the Noble Eightfold Path, in short morality, concentration, and wisdom. By being mindful and cultivating wisdom until all the virtues are perfected, with morality, concentration and wisdom perfected, all the wisdom-factors perfected, wisdom will be perfected and enlightenment attained.
If there is any error resulting from the making this book, we would like to sincerely apologize to all readers. And we would like to beg our master’s forgiveness for whatever mistake which may arise.
–Luangpor Pramote Pamojjo‘s Teaching Media Fund
【About Venerable Luangpor Pramote Pamojjo】
Luangpor or Luang Por literally means “Revered Father” This is the title of respect that Thai people address an older monk.
Luang Por Pramote Pamojjo is a highly respected and appreciated Dhamma teacher. His teachings are especially appealing to modern urban people, helping them to become successful mindfulness and insight practitioners despite their busy lifestyles.
Although he offers a complete practice, emphasis is given to the development of strong mindfulness for effective Vipassana Practice. He teaches that Samatha (concentration meditation) and Vispassana (insight meditation) are interdependent and that both are necessary for Dhamma practice, provided there is an understanding of when and how to use them effectively.
He teaches the Dhamma to avid practitioners looking to truly understand the middle way and to progress in their practice. Bangkok residents set out on an hour and a half drive in the darkness of the early morning to arrive before sunrise and line up outside Luang Por’s center to get a good seat to listen to his teachings, express their concerns regarding their own practice and receive individual advice – a custom that has been coined “submitting their homework” for the headmaster to fine-tune or modify.
Luangpor’s style is easy, relaxed and intuitive. This allows him to guide the meditators in developing the skills they need to apply to his teaching and become self-sufficient Dhamma practitioners.
He has had many teachers in the Thai forest monk tradition, but regards Luangpu Dune as his primary teacher. Luangpu Dune was one of the first students of the legendary Ajahn Mun Bhūridatto.
Luangpor Pramote lives at Wat Suan Santidham where he guides his own monks, visiting monks and his large lay Sangha.