A List of Buddhist Lists

Vipassana Meditation for Clarity, Insight & Liberation

With Fran DiDomenicis – Indigo Yoga Studio

List of Buddhist Lists from:  http://www.leighb.com/listlist.htm

One List of One

Mindfulness

Two Lists of Two
  1. 2 Things to be Developed
    • Wisdom
    • Compassion
  2. 2 Types of Truths
    • Relative
    • Absolute
Three Lists of Three

  1. 3 Refuges
    • Buddha
    • Dharma
    • Sangha
  2. 3 Characteristics of All Phenomena
    • anicca –  not stable; impermanent
    • dukkha – unsatisfactory when clung to
    • anatta –  empty of any inherent existence
  3. 3 Divisions of the Teachings
    • sila   morality, virtue, ethics
    • samadhi   concentration, indistractibility
    • pañña   wisdom
Four Lists of Four

  1. 4 Noble Truths
    • Dukkha Happens
    • Dukkha is caused by craving
    • Stop craving and the Dukkha stops
    • Practice the 8 Fold Path to learn to stop craving
  2. 4 Foundations of Mindfulness (satipatthana)
    • kaya   the physical body
    • vedana   initial reactions to sensory input
    • citta   mind states; moods
    • dharmas   phenomena with respect to 5 specific teachings
  3. 4 Right Efforts (sammappadhana)
    • To make an arisen, unwholesome state of mind cease
    • To make an un-arisen, unwholesome state of mind not arise
    • To make an un-arisen, wholesome state of mind arise
    • To make an arisen, wholesome state of mind continue
  4. 4 Highest Emotions (brahma-vihara)
    • metta   Unconditional Love
    • karuna   Compassion
    • mudita   Joy at others (or ones own) Good Fortune
    • upekkha   Equanimity
Five Lists of Five

  1. 5 Precepts
    • To not kill living beings
    • To not take what is not given
    • To not act sexually in a way that is harmful
    • To not lie, slander, use harsh words, or gossip
    • To not partake of drugs and alcohol
      which lead to further confusion
  2. 5 Hindrances
    • Sensual Desire
    • Anger and Ill-will
    • Sloth and Torpor
    • Restlessness and Remorse
    • Skeptical Doubt
  3. 5 Khandas [Heaps, Aggregates]
    • rupa   physical form
    • vedana   initial reactions to sensory input
    • sañña   perception; identifying ability of the mind
    • sankhara   mental formations (thoughts, emotions & memories)
    • viññana   consciousness
  4. 5 Dharmas of which to be Mindful
  1. 5 Faculties (indriya)   [same as 5 Strengths (bala)]
One List of Six

  • 6 Senses
    • Seeing
    • Hearing
    • Smelling
    • Tasting
    • Touching
    • Thinking
One List of Seven

Two Lists of Eight

One List of Ten

  • 10 Perfections (parami)
    • Generosity
    • Morality
    • Renunciation
    • Wisdom
    • Energy
    • Patience
    • Truthfulness
    • Determination
    • Unconditional Love
    • Equanimity
One List of Twelve

  • 12 Links of Dependent Origination (paticca-samuppada)
    • Ignorance
    • Karma Formations
    • Consciousness
    • Mind and Body
    • The 6 Senses
    • Contact
    • Vedana – initial reaction to sensory input
    • Craving
    • Clinging
    • Becoming
    • Birth
    • Death
One List of Thirty-seven

37 Factors of Awakening