Essentials of Buddhism

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Essentials of Buddhism by Mind Map: Essentials of Buddhism

1. Near enemy is a quality that can masquerade as the original, but is not the original. Far enemy is the clearly opposite quality. The boundless state serves as an antidote for the quality mentioned as the far enemy.

1.1. Metta (Pail for:

1.1.1. Loving kindness Which means: good-will, friendship, unconditional love for all beings Near enemy: "Selfish love"

1.2. Karuna (pail for:)

1.2.1. Compassion Which means: empathy, to feel with someone instead of for someone Near enemy: "Pity"

1.3. Mudita (Pali for:)

1.3.1. Sympathetic joy Which means: spontaneous joy in response to others success Near enemy: "Hypocrisy"

1.4. Upekkha (Pali for:)

1.4.1. Equanimity Which means: even-mindedness based on insight into the nature of things Near enemy: "Indifference"

2. Core Concepts - Four Noble Truths

2.1. 1. Suffering exists

2.2. 2. Suffering arises from attachment to desires

2.3. 3. Suffering ceases when attachment to desire ceases

2.4. 4. Freedom from suffering is possible by practicing the Eightfold Path

2.4.1. Noble Eightfold Path Three Qualities Wisdom (panna) Morality (sila) Meditation (samadhi)

3. Fetters

3.1. Doubt

3.2. Clinging to ritual

3.2.1. Sensual lust

3.3. Ill will

3.4. Greed for fine material existence

3.5. Greed for immaterial existance

3.6. Restlessness

3.7. Conceit

3.8. Ignnorance

3.9. Self delusion

4. 10 Perfections (paramis)

4.1. Qualities that need to be perfected

4.1.1. Generosity (dana)

4.1.2. Morality (sila)

4.1.3. Renunciation (nekkhamma)

4.1.4. Wisdom (pana)

4.1.5. Energy (viriya)

4.1.6. Patience (kanti)

4.1.7. Truthfulness (sacca0

4.1.8. Resolution (adhitthana)

4.1.9. Loving-kindnedd (metta)

4.1.10. Equanimity (upekkha)

5. Aggregates

5.1. What we are made up of. The five aggregates (skandas) are:

5.1.1. Form (rupa), which is made up of: Earth Water Fire Wind

5.1.2. Feeling (vedana) is one of: Pleasant Unpleasant Neutral

5.1.3. Feelings arise when there is contact between the six internal organs and the six external objects. Internal Organs Eye Ear Nose Tongue Body Mind External objects Sight Sound Odor Taste Touch Mental object Perception (samjna) a is related to the six external objects Volition (samskara) is the response of the will to the six external objects Consciousness (vijnana) grasps the characteristics of the six external objects Visual consciousness Auditory consciousness Olfactory consciousness Gustatory consciousness Tactile consciousness Mental consciousness

6. Boundless States

6.1. Loving Kindness

6.2. Compassion

6.3. Sympathetic joy

6.4. Equanimity

7. Resources