way of insight ［見道］ ( darshana-mārga; ken-dō): Also, path of insight, way of beholding the truth, or stage of seeing the way. In the Hinayana teachings, the stage of practice at which one beholds the four noble truths. In the way of insight, one is liberated from the characteristics and limitations of ordinary persons and ascends to the stage of sagehood. One who has attained the three stages of worthiness and the four good roots enters the way of insight. This is the first of the “three ways,” the other two being the way of practice and the way of the arhat, or one who has no more to learn. In this stage, one obtains wisdom untainted by outflows, or earthly desires, and clearly perceives each of the four noble truths: suffering, the cause of suffering, the cessation of suffering, and the path to the cessation of suffering. The way of insight is also recognized in the Mahayana teachings as a stage of bodhisattva practice.