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aśaikṣā-mārga (T. mi slob lam མི་སློབ་ལམ་; C. wuxuedao 無學道) is translated as "path of no more learning," etc. It is the fifth of the five paths in the Sanskrit tradition.

Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions states:

The path of no-more-learning (aśaikṣamārga) of each vehicle is the highest goal of that vehicle. For śrāvakas and pratyekabuddhas, this wisdom has eradicated all afflictive obscurations and the person has attained arhatship; for bodhisattvas it has also eradicated cognitive obscurations and actualized buddhahood.[1]

The Khenjuk states:

The 'perfected path of no-learning' is realization of the attainment of freedom after having interrupted all that should be discarded. That is to say, by means of the vajra-like samadhi of one's individual path, it is the attainment that immediately follows the transformations of mind and path as well as the cognitions of exhaustion and of nonarising.[2]

Alternate name for this path

This path is also known as the "path of completion" (Skt. niṣṭhā-mārga; T. thar phyin pa'i lam) -- so called because it is the consummation of the path of cultivation (bhāvanā-mārga).[3]


  1. Dalai Lama & Thubten Chodron 2014, s.v. Chapter 10.
  2. Mipham Rinpoche 2000, s.v. Chapter 12, paragraph 91.
  3. Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. niṣṭhāmārga.