# The Related Discourses

## 13. The Factors of the Noble Path

This group of sutras has the common theme of describing the eight factors of the noble path, which in English is commonly called the eightfold path. These factors are right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. These eight factors serve as a guide to the Buddhist practice, and the eightfold path is the definition of the fourth noble truth.

This group consists of 46 full sutras plus 68 abbreviated sutra variants. The material covers fascicles 28 and 29 in *Taisho* No. 99. Below is a list of the English translations currently available.

Note: Previous English translations currently available at SuttaCentral are referenced below. The reader should be aware that titles for *SĀ* sutras are supplied by the translator(s). The sutra numbering follows Yinshun’s reconstruction. The *Taisho* sutra numbers are noted for reference (“[T 99.xxx]”).

- 1. The First Sign (Patton) [T 99.748]
- 2. Forerunners (Patton) [T 99.749]
- 3. The Roots of Good and Bad (Patton) [T 99.750]
- 4. The Right Tasks (Patton) [T 99.751]
- 5. Desire (Patton) [T 99.752]
- 6. Immortality (Patton) [T 99.753]
- 7. Requirements (Patton) [T 99.754]
- 8. Desire (2) (Patton) [T 99.755]
- 9. Immortality (2) (Patton) [T 99.756]
- 10. Requirements (2) (Patton) [T 99.757]
- 11. Fear of Losing Mother and Son (Patton) [T 99.758]
- 12. Sensation (Patton) [T 99.759]
- 13. Disagreeable Things (Patton) [T 99.760]
- 14. Trainees and Non-Trainees (Patton) [T 99.761]
- 15. Correct Men and Great Men (Patton) [T 99.761]
- 16. The Noble End of Contaminants (Patton) [T 99.762]
- 17. The Factors of the Noble Path (Patton) [T 99.763]
- 18. Cultivation of the Noble Path (Patton) [T 99.764]
- 19. Past and Future Cultivation (Patton) [T 99.765]
- 20. Arising of the Noble Path (Patton) [T 99.766]
- 21. Arising of the Noble Path (2) (Patton) [T 99.766]
- 22. Wholesome and Unwholesome Aggregates (Patton) [T 99.767]
- 23. Good Friends (Patton) [T 99.768]
- 24. The Brahmin’s Chariot (Patton) [T 99.769]
- 25. Wrong and Right (Patton) [T 99.770]
- 26. The Other Shore (Patton) [T 99.771]
- 27. The Other Shore (2) (Patton) [T 99.772]
- 28. The Other Shore (3) (Patton) [T 99.773]
- 29. The Other Shore (4) (Patton) [T 99.774]
- 30. What’s Rightly Considered (Patton) [T 99.775]
- 74. The Eightfold Path (Patton) [T 99.784]
- 75. The Eightfold Path (2) (Patton) [T 99.785]

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