Buddha Teaching And Practice

Triple gems 

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1. Buddha - Awakened himself. original nature of heart;
2. Dhamma - Teaching. Nature of reality;
3. sangha - A) Awakened community. B) Any harmonious gathering. C) All Being.
Buddha Teaching and Practice

Four great truths

1. Great Truth of Dukkha - Stress, Discontent, Suffering;
2. The great truth of dukkha being born, which is grasping, clinging and wanting;
3. The great truth of nirvana, the end of dukkha. Awakening, enlightenment. "Mind Unbound Like Fire";
4. Sublime truth of the path leading to nirvana or awakening.
All Buddhist teachings flow from four great truths. Particular emphasis was laid in Theravada.

Four bodhisattva vows

1. I pledge to save inanimate creatures from suffering; (Link to first truth)
2. I vow to put an end to the endless sufferings of living beings; (Link to second truth)
3. I pledge to learn the metaphorical religion; ( links to third truth)
4. I have vowed to feel the unbroken path of the Buddha. (Link to fourth truth)
Foundations of the Mahayana path, these pledges say. 'Whatever may be the highest perfection of the human heart and mind, I can feel it for the benefit of all life!'

Eight fold path

Perfect, integral, complete, perfect.
1. Right view, Understanding;
2. Right Attitude, Thought or Emotion;
3. Right speech;
4. Correct action;
5. Perfect Livelihood;
6. Perfect effort, energy, and vitality;
7. Right Mindfulness or Awareness;
8. True samadhi "concentration", a-pointed. Integration or establishment of consciousness at different levels.
Alternative meanings are given because there are shades of meaning available in an English word in the original Pali.

Five preferences

I work for:
1. refrain from killing living beings;
2. Refrain from taking what is not allowed;
3. Avoiding sexual misconduct;
4. Avoiding untruthful speech;
5. Stay away from distilled substances that confuse the mind. (Alcohol and drugs)
The underlying principle is not exploitation of self or others. The teachings are the foundation of all Buddhist training. With an evolving moral basis, much of the emotional conflict and tension we experience is resolved, allowing for commitment and a more conscious choice. Free choice and intention are important. This is "I" not 'Thou Shult'. Choice, not command.

The five precepts in positive terms

I undertake training for:
1. Act with love-affection;
2. Be open hearted and generous;
3. Practice peace, simplicity and satisfaction;
4. Speak with truth, clarity and peace;
5. Live with the mind
The ten paramita
Paramita means going to the other edge, this is the highest development of each of these qualities.

1. giving or leniency; *
2. Ethics, morality, morality; *
3. Renounce, let go, not grasping;
4. Panna or Pragya "intelligence" insight into the nature of reality; *
5. Energy, strength, vitality, diligence; *
6. Patience or refuse; *
7. Reality;
8. Resolution, determination, intention;
9. Kindness, love, friendship;
10. Equivalence.
* In Mahayana Buddhism, 6 is emphasized, they are, numbers l., 2., 4., 5., 6., samadhi (see path) and 4.

Four sublime or uplifted states

1. Metta - friendship, love-affection;
2. compassion - compassion;
3. Mudita - Happiness, happiness. Appreciation of good qualities in people;
4. Upekha - Samyaktva, calm and immobile mind.
Full development of these four states leads to the development of Ten Paramita.

Five powers or spiritual faculties

1. Confidence, confidence;
2. energy, effort;
3. Mindfulness;
4. Samadhi;
5. intelligence.

The five hindrance

1. Sensation craving;
2. ill-will;
3. Sloth and torpor;
4, discomfort and anxiety;
5. Toxic doubts and ruthless internal critics.

Four grounds or frames of reference to mindfulness

1. The mood of the body - breath, posture, parts;
2. Sensitiveness of feelings, sensations - pleasant, unpleasant and neutral;
3. The state of states of consciousness;
4. The state of mind of all phenomena or objects of consciousness.

Three signs of existence

1. anicca -Temporary;
2. Dukkha - unsatisfactory, stress inducing;
3. anatta - unquenchable or not yourself.
All mixed and conditioned things, all phenomena are incompatible. Because of this they give rise to tension and influence and because of this they are not-self what we call "self", a process that is not a 'thing'.
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