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4. According to Buddhist view an explanation the origin of ethics.

Ethics, as a one of the branches of philosophy, signifies the principles or standards of


human conduct. It is also regarded as a moral philosophy that is of great importance in
the molding of mental, verbal and physical behaviors of an individual. Ethics when
regarded as a branch of philosophy, is a nominative science as it is concerned with norms
of human conduct such as what is right and wrong. Ethics is concerned about the value of
life. The term like true and fault have to do with the reason and cause.
All most all the Buddhist ethical teachings are related to the teaching of three-fold
method of training namely: 1.Sila (morality) 2.Samadhi (concentration) and 3.
Panna(wisdom). Generally these three steps of training are interpreted in detail as Noble
Eightfold path. It should be emphasised here that the concept of three methods training
covers a wider area than the concept of Noble Eightfold path.
All most the Buddhist path should be taken as a circle (means we can start anywhere, as
we like). So Panna (Sammaditthi, and Sammasamkappa) comes first, Sila (Sammavaca,
Sammakammanta,Sammaajiva) comes second, and Samadhi (Sam- mavayama,
Sammasati, Sammasamadhi)comes third in the Noble Eightfold path. In the D. N, it is
added two more into the Noble Eightfold Path that is Sannana and Sannavimutti. (That
means the enlightened beings are possessed (10) qualities).
The Noble Eight path is connected with the four Noble Truths. In the four Noble Truths,
craving (Samudaya) creates suffering (Dukkha), in order to eliminate craving one has to
follow the Magga-noble eightfold path, then, having followed completely the Magga, one
will be ceased (Nirodha) for ever life.)
The threefold training systems recommended by Buddhism includes the gradual training
of external behaviour, the mental behaviour and the understanding of the person
respectively. Without restraining of the external behaviour of the person the mental
behaviour cannot be systematized because people behave physically and verbally in the
society guided by thought processes occurring in their minds. Cettena niyati lako- the
mind is guided by the mind.
Therefore, the Buddhist view of the origin of ethics is also one of the most important
issues and almost all religions and philosophies have contributed much to this theme.