Right Action

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Right Action (sammà kammanta) is the fourth step on the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Middle Path. An action is an activity or task done with the body. Negatively, the Buddha defined Right Action as abstaining from killing, stealing and sexual misconduct (Majjhima Nikaya 3. 251). Positively Right Action would be any action motivated by kindness, generosity or the desire to help others or preserve life.