The cessation of the kleshas and the attainment of Nirvana ( nibbāna ), with which the cycle of rebirth ends, has been the primary and the soteriological goal of the Buddhist path for monastic life, since the time of the Buddha.    The term "path" is usually taken to mean the Noble Eightfold Path , but other versions of "the path" can also be found in the Nikayas. [note 20] In some passages in the Pali Canon, a distinction is being made between right knowledge or insight ( sammā-ñāṇa ), and right liberation or release ( sammā-vimutti ), as the means to attain cessation and liberation.  
3rd Nanzan Seminar for Religion & Culture (7-8 Jan 2018)
Nanzan Institute Research Meeting
Speaker 1: Hong Yi-Pyo
Topic: "What is the Japanese 'Mainland'?: Comparing Awareness among Japanese and Korean Christians
Speaker 2: Yokoi Momoko Topic: "Religion as the Defining Attributes of Cultural Activity: Sociological Data-Based Research"
Time: 6 October, 5:30–7:20 pm.
Place: Nanzan Institute for Religion & Culture, 2d Floor Reading Room Open Seminars Reading Endō Shūsaku Understanding the Core of Nishida’s Philosophy
Time: 5 October, 5:00–7:00 pm.
Place: Nanzan Institute for Religion & Culture, 2d Floor Meeting Room