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Essentials of Buddhism by Mind Map: Essentials of Buddhism
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Essentials of Buddhism

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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.

Metta (Pail for:

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

Karuna (pail for:)

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

Mudita (Pali for:)

Sympathetic joy, Which means: spontaneous joy in response to others success, Near enemy: "Hypocrisy", Far enemy: "Envy

Upekkha (Pali for:)

Equanimity, Which means: even-mindedness based on insight into the nature of things, Near enemy: "Indifference", Far enemy: "Anxiety"

Core Concepts - Four Noble Truths

1. Suffering exists

2. Suffering arises from attachment to desires

3. Suffering ceases when attachment to desire ceases

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

Noble Eightfold Path, Three Qualities, Wisdom (panna), Right view, Right thought, Morality (sila), Right speech, Right action, Right livelihood, Meditation (samadhi), Right effort, Right mindfulness, Right contemplation



Clinging to ritual

Sensual lust

Ill will

Greed for fine material existence

Greed for immaterial existance




Self delusion

10 Perfections (paramis)

Qualities that need to be perfected

Generosity (dana)

Morality (sila)

Renunciation (nekkhamma)

Wisdom (pana)

Energy (viriya)

Patience (kanti)

Truthfulness (sacca0

Resolution (adhitthana)

Loving-kindnedd (metta)

Equanimity (upekkha)


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

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

Feeling (vedana) is one of:, Pleasant, Unpleasant, Neutral

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

Boundless States

Loving Kindness


Sympathetic joy