Thursday, June 2, 2011

Essentials of Buddhism - Core Concepts

Three Characteristics of Existence

   1. Transiency (anicca)
   2. Sorrow (dukkha)
   3. Selflessness (anatta) 

Hindrances

Unwholesome mental states that impede progress towards enlightenment.
   1. Sensuous lust
   2. Aversion and ill will
   3. Sloth and torpor
   4. Restlessness and worry
   5. Sceptical doubt 

Factors of Enlightenment

   1. Mindfulness
   2. Investigation
   3. Energy
   4. Rapture
   5. Tranquillity
   6. Concentration
   7. Equanimity 


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