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|The five paths|
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.
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.
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).
- ↑ Dalai Lama & Thubten Chodron 2014, s.v. Chapter 10.
- ↑ Mipham Rinpoche 2000, s.v. Chapter 12, paragraph 91.
- ↑ Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. niṣṭhāmārga.
- Buswell, Robert E.; Lopez, Donald S. (2014), The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, Princeton University
- Dalai Lama; Thubten Chodron (2014), Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions, Wisdom Publications
- Mipham Rinpoche (2000), Gateway to Knowledge, vol. II, translated by Kunsang, Erik Pema, Rangjung Yeshe Publications