Buddha says the Way of Eightfold path removes the craving. I am looking for a short summary of ways the Way removes the craving. My question is : In which ways does the Way removes the craving ? How does the Way removes the craving ? ( For example if the answer is by holding right view then I would like to know How does holding right view removes craving ?)
For example if the answer is by holding right view then I would like to know How does holding right view removes craving ?
It's no coincidence that Right View is mentioned first in the Noble Eightfold Path (N8P).
We crave because of Wrong View: where one of its manifestation is the Four Perversions (seeing impermanent things as permanent, dukkha as pleasure, not-Self as self, and un-attractive as attractive).
But even with Right View, one still needs other limbs of the N8P to reinforce/strengthen one's practice toward a complete abandonment of craving, through the 3 gateways of moral virtues/mental discipline/wisdom (i.e. cultivate Sila/moral virtues thru Right Speech, Right Livelihood, etc.; cultivate mental discipline thru Right Effort, Right Concentration, etc.).
For a thorough analysis on the purpose of the N8P, see Ven. Bodhi's excellent "Noble Eightfold Path"
...How does the Way removes the craving ?...
The Sammaditthi Sutta promotes a detailed understanding of right view and craving:
...and discusses the arising of craving at length:
However, the Sammaditthi sutta is long and some find the following equivalent and useful for addressing craving: