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What is the Eightfold Path?
Buddha realized that people could not follow rules if they were too strict. Thatís why the Eightfold Path is also called The Middle Way. These eight rules demand a certain behavior that costs nothing except effort and care. Basically, these rules tell you to try to think about the repercussions of what you are doing, try not to hurt anyone, and try not to be so selfish. Buddhism does not say give everything away, but rather, take a middle path. Buddhism for Kids