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Preface

Collection of References, Suttas and techings to Dhamma words.

This reference list is originated from the ATI Generall Index, by Upāsaka John Bullitt and enriched by additional additions for the dictionary use.

This index can help you locate sutta translations, articles, transcribed talks, books, and other things on this website. This is not an exhaustive index: not every text is indexed here, nor have I included references to each and every occurrence of a given topic in the texts. Nevertheless, I hope you find it helpful in steering you in the right direction. John Bullitt

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Suttas and Dhammadesana

A

abrahma-cariya

abrahma-cariya: lower life, for stages of Brahma-cariya (Holy life) see methuna.See also Nekkhamma (renunciation); Restraint; Sensuality.

action

action: see Kamma.

anuyuñjati

anuyuñjati: See also Speech.

avijjā

avijjā: Ignorance. See also Kilesa (defilements); Paticca-samuppada (dependent co-arising).

aṭṭha-sīla

Abhidhamma

Adhiṭṭhāna

Adhiṭṭhāna: determination, resolution). See also Pāramīs.

Admonishment

Age

Aging

AIDS

Anatta

Anatta: Not-self. See also Tilakkhaṇa (three characteristics of existence).

Anger

Anicca

Anicca: (impermanence, inconstancy). See also Tilakkhaṇa (three characteristics of existence).

Anusaya

Anusaya: (obsession; underlying tendency).

  • Seven Anusaya: AN 7.11; AN 7.12
  • Three Anusaya in relationship to pleasant, painful, and neutral feeling: MN 44; MN 148; SN 36.6
  • With the end of the categories of objectification, the Anusaya come to an end: MN 18

Appamāda

Appamāda: (heedfulness, zeal).

Appropriate attention

Apāya-mukha

Apāya-mukha: path to deprivation.

Arahant

Arahant: Fully-awakened being, Arahat. See also Buddha; Nibbāna.

Ariya-aṭṭhaṅgika-magga

Ariya-sacca

Ascetic practices

Ascetic practices: References see dhutaṅga

Asoka

Asubha

Asubha: unattractiveness, loathsomeness, ugly. See also Body; Nibbidā; Sensuality.

  • Contemplation of Asubha to maintain one's resolve towards celibacy: SN 35.127
  • As one of seven beneficial reflections: AN 7.46
  • Mastery of Asubha is a quality to be developed: MN 152
  • Unattractiveness of the body as one of ten perceptions: AN 10.60
  • The body as an unlanced boil: AN 9.15
  • Using contemplation of Asubha to subdue lust: Iti 85; also “The Work of a Contemplative,” in Things as They Are (Boowa)
  • Ven. Ananda's advice to Ven. Vangisa on overcoming lust: SN 8.4
  • Ajaan Maha Boowa's story of conquering lust by contemplating Asubha: “An Heir to the Dhamma,” in Straight From the Heart (Boowa)
  • Ven. Sister Subha plucks out an eye: Thig 14.1

Attachment

Aversion

Awakening

Awakening: See also Nibbāna; Vimutti (release).

Awareness

Awareness: — see satī.

Ayoniso-manasikara

Ayoniso-manasikara : (inappropriate attention) See also Yoniso-manasikāra (appropriate attention).

  • What to do when the mind is being consumed by unskillful thoughts: SN 9.11

Ādīnava

Ādīnava: drawback, danger). See also Gradual instruction.

As one of ten perceptions: AN 10.60

Ānāpāna-satī

Ānāpāna-satī: Mindfulness of breathing.

ādīnava

ādīnava: (Ādīnava, danger). See also Gradual instruction.

As one of ten perceptions: AN 10.60

āsavā

āsavā: fermentations, effluents, outflows, taints). See also Kilesa.

  • The Buddha's principal teaching on Āsavā: MN 2
  • Understanding of Āsavā as a basis for Right View: MN 9
  • Three Āsavā: Iti 56, Iti 57
  • Āsavā and right view: MN 117
  • Six important aspects of Āsavā to be understood: AN 6.63

B

bodhi-pakkhiya-dhamma

bodhi-pakkhiya-dhamma: (37 Wings to Awakening).

bojjhaṅgā

bojjhaṅgā: (factors for Awakening). See also Bodhi-pakkhiya-dhamma.

brahma-vihāra

brahma-vihāra: (Divine abodes; sublime states). See also mettā; karuṇa; muditā; upekkhā.

Bala

Bala: (the five strengths). See also Bodhi-pakkhiya-dhamma.

Beauty

Beauty: Subha, see also asubha (ugly).

Beginning meditation

Bhava

Bhava: (becoming). See also paṭicca-samuppāda (dependent co-arising).

Bhikkhu

Bhikkhunī

Birth

Birth: see jāti.

Bisexuality

Body

Body: See also Asubha; Attachment; Sensuality.

Breath meditation

Buddha

Buddhism

Burma

Burma: see Myanmar.

C

Caste system

Caste system: * Caste (i.e., race, social class, national identity, etc.) does not determine one's virtue or spiritual potential: MN 90, MN 93

Celibacy

Celibacy: See also Nekkhamma (renunciation); Restraint; Sensuality.

Ceremonies

Chanting

Characteristics of existence

Children

Children: See also Parents; Family; Young people (readings for).

  • Three types of sons and daughters: Iti 74
  • At one time or another, we have all been each other's Children: SN 15.14
  • Grieving the death of Children: SN 42.11, Ud 2.7, Ud 8.8
  • The anguish an aging parent feels when his Children show no gratitude: SN 7.14
  • Childish innocence should not be confused with wisdom: MN 78
  • Showing the proper respect to one's parents: Iti 106
  • Childrens' duties to their parents: DN 31
  • Parents' duties to their Children: DN 31

Clinging

Commentaries

Communal harmony

Communal harmony: See also Monastic community (Saṅgha).

  • Six kinds of behavior that lead to amiability and communal harmony: AN 6.12

Comparative Religions

Comparative Religions: See also God.

Compassion

Conceit

Conceit: see māna.

Concentration

Conflict

Conscience

Consciousness

Contact

Contentment

Contentment: Contentment with little outwardly. See also Restraint.

  • As a vital support for practice: AN 4.28
  • As a quality of a great person: AN 8.30
  • Live like a flying bird, whose wings are its only burden: DN 2, DN 11
  • One thing you should not be content with: AN 2.5

Conviction

Craving

Creation

D

danger

determination

dhutaṅga

dhutaṅga: Ascetic practices

  • Thirteen Ascetic practices: Thag 16.7
  • The Buddha describes the Ascetic practices he practiced as a bodhisatta: MN 12
  • Which ascetic practices should be observed?: AN 10.94

dhātu

dhātu: (properties, elements).

  • The Buddha's explanation of the dhātu: MN 140
  • Why desire and passion connected with the dhātu is worth abandoning: SN 27.9

diṭṭhi

diṭṭhi: (views). See also Questions.

dosa

dosa: See also Conflict; Ill-will (byāpāda); Kilesa (defilements); Khanti (patience); mettā (goodwill); Nīvaraṇa (hindrances); War.

drawback

dāna

dāna: (giving; charity). See also Gradual instruction; Pāramīs.

Dasa-sīla

Dasa-sīla: (the ten precepts). See also Sīla (virtue).

Death

Death: See also Aging; Deathless; Divine messengers; Grief; Illness; maraṇas-satī (mindfulness of death); Murder; saṁvega (spiritual urgency).

  • Five subjects for frequent recollection: AN 5.57
  • Understanding of Death as a basis for Right View: MN 9
  • Why do we grieve when a loved one dies?: SN 42.11
  • As one of seven beneficial reflections: AN 7.46
  • As a call to abandon grief and lamentation: Sn 3.8
  • The greatest protection for the layperson: Sn 2.4
  • Overcoming Death by regarding the world as empty: Sn 5.15
  • Overcoming fear of Death: AN 4.184, Thag 16.1
  • Heedlessness leads one to Death: Dhp 21
  • No need for worry as Death nears: SN 55.21, SN 55.22, AN 6.16
  • Citta's deathbed conversation with some devas: SN 41.10
  • Sariputta's teachings to a dying Anathapindika: MN 143
  • Ven. Ananda's grief over Ven. Sariputta's Death: SN 47.13
  • The Buddha's reaction to Ven. Sariputta's Death: SN 47.14
  • Kisa Gotami's grief cured by searching for a mustard seed: ThigA X.1
  • Death by a runaway cow: MN 140, Ud 1.10, Ud 5.3
  • Death by murder (see also Murder): Ud 4.3
  • Death of daughter: Thig 3.5
  • Death of grandson: Ud 8.8
  • Death of son: MN 87, SN 42.11 Ud 2.7, Thig 6.1
  • Death of spouse: AN 5.49
  • Honor your ancestors and deceased loved ones with gifts: Pv 1.5
  • Reflections on the brevity of life:
    • Death comes rolling towards you, crushing everything in its path. Are you ready?: SN 3.25
    • Life flies by, faster than any arrow. What are we to do?: SN 20.6
    • No shelter from aging and death: SN 2.19
    • Your last day approaches — this is no time to be heedless! Thag 6.13
    • Life is brief — practice ardently! Ud 5.2

Deathless

Deathless: (amata-dhamma; a synonym for Nibbāna) See also Nibbāna.

  • Eleven modes of practice that lead to the deathless: MN 52, AN 11.17

Defilements

Dependent Co-arising

Desire

Desire: (as part of the Path; (dhamma-chanda)).

Devas

Devas: Celestial beings, gods. See also Kamma; Planes of Existence , Thirty-one; Sagga (heaven).

Devotion

Dhamma

Dhamma: See also Teaching the Dhamma.

Dhammapada

Dhana

Dhana: (treasures) See also Wealth.

Discernment

Disenchantment

Divine Messengers

Doubt

Doubt: (vicikiccha). See also Nīvaraṇa (hindrances); saddhā (conviction).

Downfall

Downfall: Downfall.

Drawbacks

Dread

Dreams

Dreams: * Five Dreams that appeared to the Buddha: AN 5.196

  • How to ensure good Dreams: AN 11.16
  • Interpretation of Dreams as a form of wrong livelihood for monks: DN 2, DN 11

Drowsiness

Dukkha

Dukkha: (unsatisfactoriness; stress; suffering). See also paṭicca-samuppāda (dependent co-arising); Ti-lakkhaṇa (three characteristics of existence).

E

Ecology

Effluents

Effort

Eightfold Path

Emotion

Emptiness

Emptiness: (Suññata).

Engaged Buddhism

Equanimity

Ethics

Ethics: see Sīla.

F

Faith

Faith: see saddhā.

Family

Family: See also Children; Lay Buddhist practice; Parents.

Fear

Fear: See also Death.

  • In the wilderness, the Buddha comes face-to-face with his Fear: MN 4
  • Ven. Adhimutta reveals his secret for overcoming Fear: Thag 16
  • Four ways of overcoming Fear of death: AN 4.184
  • Overcoming Fear by recollecting the Buddha, Dhamma, and Saṅgha: SN 11.3
  • Your Fear of birth, aging, and death should be greater than your Fear of a dangerous cliff: SN 56.42
  • Subrahma's Problem” (Bodhi)

Feeling

Fermentations

Fermentations: see Āsavā.

Food

Food: (physical and otherwise). See also Nutriment (āhāra).

Fool

Forest traditions

Forgiveness

Friendship

G

Gender identity

Generosity

Giving

Giving: see dāna.

Goal of Buddhist practice

God

God: (supreme being, Creator, etc.). See also Comparative Religions.

  • Belief in God (instead of in the law of Kamma) is a form of wrong view: AN 3.61
  • Great Brahma, the deva who mistakenly believes himself to be the supreme being: DN 11

Goodness

Goodwill

Gradual instruction

Gradual instruction: (anupubbi-katha).

Gradual training

Gradual training: (anupubba-sikkha).

Gratitude

Gratitude: See also Integrity; Respect.

Greed

Greed: Greed as defilement; lobha, kāmacchanda, raga) See also Nīvaraṇa (hindrances); Kilesa (defilements); Taṇhā (craving).

Grief

Grief: See also Death.

  • How to move beyond obsessive grieving: AN 5.49
  • Do arahants grieve?: SN 21.2
  • Death and loss are inevitable, but is Grief?: Sn 3.8

Guilt

H

Habitual

Habitual: - patterns of thought MN 19

Happiness

Happiness: See also vedanā (feeling).

  • True Happiness lies beyond the realm of sensual pleasure: MN 75
  • How Nibbāna is understood as happy and pleasant: AN 9.34
  • Sometimes confused with suffering: Sn 3.12
  • Seeing even pleasurable feelings as stressful: SN 36.5, Iti 53
  • There are many kinds and degrees of Happiness; which one do you want?: DN 2, MN 59, SN 36.19, SN 36.31, Iti 73

Harmlessness

Hatred

Hatred: See Ill-will (byāpāda)

  • Headache, Ven. Sariputta's “slight”: Ud 4.4

Heaven realms

Heedfulness

Hell

Hell: (realm). See also Planes of Existence, Thirty-one; Sagga (heaven); Kamma.

Heterosexuality

Hindrances

Hiri

Hiri: (conscience, moral shame). See also Ottappa (moral dread).

Holidays

Homosexuality

Householders

Householders: See also Family; Lay Buddhist practice; Marriage; Money; Precepts; Sensuality.

  • Showing the proper respect to one's parents: Iti 106
  • Householders are dependent on the monastic community (Saṅgha): Iti 107
  • Householders should put aside all worries as death nears: AN 6.16
  • Four kinds of bliss available to Householders: AN 4.62
  • Citta the householder's final teaching on generosity: SN 41.10
  • Household life is crowded and dusty: Sn 3.1, Ud 5.6
  • Buddhism and Sex (M. O'C. Walshe)

Humility

Humility: See also Integrity;

  • As one of the greatest protections/blessings: Sn 2.4

impermanence

impermanence: References see anicca

inconstancy

inconstancy: References see anicca

I

Iddhipada

Iddhipada: (the four bases of power). See also Bodhi-pakkhiya-dhamma.

Ignorance

Ill-will

Ill-will: byāpāda. See also Anger; Conflict; Kilesa (defilements); mettā (goodwill); Nīvaraṇa (hindrances).

  • Ten reflections to help overcome hatred: AN 10.80
  • Ill-will can never be conquered with more Ill-will: Dhp 3
  • The sources of conflict and hostility: DN 21, MN 18

Illness

Illness: See also Aging; Death; Divine messengers.

Impermanence

Indriya

Indriya: (five mental faculties). See also Bodhi-pakkhiya-dhamma.

Insight

Insight: — see vipassanā.

Integrity

Integrity: See also Gratitude; Humility; Respect; Stream-entry (sotapatti); Wise person.

Introduction to Buddhism

jarā

jarā: see also aging, Death; Divine messengers; Illness.

jhāna

jhāna : (meditative absorption) See also Concentration (samādhi); Nīvaraṇa (Hindrances); Noble silence; Samatha (tranquillity, calm).

jāti

jāti : (birth) See also Aging; Death; Illness; Rebirth.

  • Understanding of jāti as a basis for Right View: MN 9
  • Fear of jāti should be even greater than fear of a dangerous cliff: SN 56.42
  • The darkness of jāti is even greater than that of intergalactic space: SN 56.46

J

Jataka

Jataka: Jataka tales (stories from the Buddha's previous lives).

Joy

Joy: See also pīti (rapture; bliss).

kalyāṇa-mitta

kalyāṇa-mitta : (admirable friendship) See also Teaching the Dhamma.

karuṇā

karuṇā: (compassion) See also brahma-vihāra.

kāya-gatā-satī

kāya-gatā-satī: Mindfulness of the body. See also sati-paṭṭhāna (frames of reference).

  • The Buddha's principal teaching on Kayagatasatī: MN 119

K

Kamma

Kamma: (karma; intentional action) See also Devas; Hell; Planes of Existence, Thirty-one; Rebirth; Sagga (heaven).

Khandha

Khandha: (the five clinging-aggregates) See also Body); upādāna (clinging); vipassanā (insight).

Khanti

Khanti : (patience, forbearance) See also Anger; Pāramīs.

  • As one of the greatest protections/blessings: Sn 2.4
  • Heals the angry person: SN 11.4
  • How to develop Khanti : MN 21
  • Cultivating Khanti while being beaten and stabbed (Ven. Punna's view): SN 35.88
  • A heated debate between two deities on the merits of Khanti : SN 11.5
  • The best response to the insults of others (a story): AN 6.54

Kilesa

Kilesa: (defilements — passion (lobha), aversion (dosa), and delusion (moha) — in their various forms). See also Anger; Āsavā; avijjā (ignorance); Nīvaraṇa (hindrances).

  • As a source of harm and suffering in the world: SN 3.23
  • As putrefaction: AN 3.126
  • As stains/enemies/murderers/etc.: Iti 88
  • Abandonment of Kilesa as a guarantee of non-return: Iti 1-8
  • Kilesa form the root of unskillful action: Iti 50
  • Kilesa burn like fire: Iti 93
  • Kilesa are like dirty stains on an otherwise clean cloth: MN 7

Killing

Killing: See also Conflict, Precepts, War.

Kusala

Kusala : (skillfulness, wholesomeness)

See also Manners; Sīla (virtue).

loathsomeness

loathsomeness: References see asubha.

L

Lay Buddhist practice

Lay Buddhist practice: See also Family; Householders; Marriage; Parents; Precepts.

Laziness

Listening

Listening: See also Speech.

Livelihood

Livelihood: Right Livelihood

Loka-dhamma

Loka-dhamma: (worldly conditions).

Loving-kindness

Lust

M

maraṇa-nus-satī

maraṇa-nus-satī: (mindfulness of death). See also Death; Illness; sati-paṭṭhāna (frames of reference).

meditation

mental Faculties

mettā

mettā: (goodwill, loving-kindness). See also brahma-vihāra; Pāramīs.

mindfulness of breathing

mindfulness of breathing: Ānāpānasatī.

monastics Work

monastics Work : See also Monastic life.

muditā

muditā: appreciative/sympathetic joy). See also brahma-vihāra.

māna

māna: (conceit).

Manners

Manners: See also Kusala (skillfulness); Sīla (virtue).

Mara

Mara: See also “Mara” in the Index of Proper Names.

Marriage

Marriage: See also Lay Buddhist Practice.

Meditation

Meditation: See also ānāpāna-sati (mindfulness of breathing); Introduction to Meditation; maraṇa-anus-satī (mindfulness of death); mettā (goodwill); Recollections, ten; sati-paṭṭhāna (foundations of mindfulness).

Merit

Merit: — see Puñña.

Middle way

Middle way: Majjhima-patipada.

Mind-reading

Mind-reading: * One's own mind: AN 10.51

Mindfulness

Mindfulness: — see satī.

Moderation

Moderation: See also Restraint.

  • Moderation with respect to the four requisites: AN 7.64
  • Moderation in eating: MN 39, MN 53

Modesty

Modesty: * As a quality of a great person: AN 8.30

  • Rare in a person of wealth and power: AN 8.23

Monastic Life

Monastic Life: See also Ascetic practices; Vinaya; Work, monastics'.

Money

Money: See also Householders; Wealth.

Monk

Moral dread

Moral shame

Morality

Murder

Murder: See also Death.

Myanmar

nāma-rūpa

nāma-rūpa: Name-and-form, mind-and-matter, mentality-materiality). See also paṭicca-samuppāda (dependent co-arising).

  • Understanding of nāma-rūpa as a basis for Right View: MN 9
  • Mutual dependence of consciousness and nāma-rūpa: SN 12.67

N

Nature

Nekkhamma

Nekkhamma: (renunciation). See also Celibacy; Gradual instruction; Pāramīs; Restraint; Sensuality.

Nibbidā

Nibbidā: (disenchantment, aversion, and weariness with regard to conditioned phenomena). See also Asubha.

Nibbāna

Nibbāna: (Unbinding, extinguishing). See also Arahant; Awakening; Deathless; Pari-nibbāna; Stream-entry; Vimutti (release).

Nirvana

Nirvana: — see Nibbāna.

Noble Eightfold Path

Noble Eightfold Path: Ariya-aṭṭhangika-magga. See also Bodhi-pakkhiya-dhamma.

Noble silence

Noble silence: The second jhāna.

  • Noble silence explained: SN 21.1
  • No-thinking: Thag 14.1
  • As a cause for the arising of wisdom: AN 8.2
  • Either speak Dhamma, or keep noble silence: Ud 2.2

Non-dualism

Non-dualism: * Non-dual awareness not the goal: AN 10.29

Non-harming

Non-harming: Non-violence. See also “Right Resolve” in Noble Eightfold Path.

Not-self

Not-self: Anatta. See also Tilakkhaṇa (three characteristics of existence).

Not-self

Nutriment

Nutriment: āhāra. See also Food.

Nymphs

Nymphs: dove-footed: Ud 3.2

Nīvaraṇa

obsession

obsession: References see anusaya

O

Ottappa

Ottappa: (moral dread; concern for the results of evil actions). See also Hiri (conscience).

P

pasāda

paṭicca-samuppāda

paṭicca-samuppāda: (Dependent co-arising). See also Saṁsara.

pīti

pīti: (rapture; bliss) See also jhāna.

  • The pleasure and joy of pīti:AN 5.176

Pain

Pain: See also Illness; vedanā (feeling).

Papañca

Papañca: (complication, objectification, proliferation).

  • As a cause of conflict in the mind: MN 18, DN 21

Paramis

Parents

Parents: See also Children; Family.

  • How to repay the debt we owe to our Parents: AN 2.32
  • The anguish an aging Parents feels when his children show no gratitude: SN 7.14
  • Parents should at least make sure that their children grow up to respect the precepts: Iti 74
  • One's Parents should be respected as great teachers and devas: Iti 106
  • Supporting one's Parents: Sn 2.4
  • At one time or another, we have all been each other's Parents: SN 15.14
  • Reverence for one's Parents as a blessing: Dhp 332
  • Childrens' duties to their parents: DN 31
  • Parents' duties to their children: DN 31
  • Permission from one's Parents is a prerequisite for ordination: MN 82

Pari-nibbāna

Pari-nibbāna: (total release; complete liberation). See also Nibbāna.

  • Eye-witness accounts of the Buddha's Pari-nibbāna: SN 6.15

Parisa

Parisa: (The Buddha's following).

Patience

Patimokkha

Patimokkha: (monks' and nuns' rules of conduct). See also Vinaya.

Pañca-sīla

Pañca-sīla: (the five precepts) — see Precepts

Pañña

Pañña: (discernment, wisdom). See also Pāramīs; Wise person.

Perception

Perfections

Peta-loka

Phassa

Phassa: (contact). See also paṭicca-samuppāda (dependent co-arising).

  • As the conjunction of sense-base + sensory object + sense consciousness: MN 148
  • Understanding of Phassa as a basis for Right View: MN 9

Planes of Existence

Pleasure

Pleasure: See also Happiness; Pain; Sensuality; vedanā (feeling).

  • The many kinds of pleasure: MN 59
  • The origin of Pleasure and pain: SN 12.25
  • Attending to the Pleasure of things instead of their dukkha gives rise to attachment: SN 22.60
  • As one of the eight worldly conditions: AN 8.6

Precepts

Precepts: See also Lay Buddhist practice; Refuge; Sīla; Uposatha

Present moment

Present moment: * This present moment is the only one there is: MN 131

Pride

Pride: * Pride and Conceit (Ashby and Fawcett)

Protection

Protection: See also Precepts; Sīla.

Psychic powers

Psychology

Puñña

Puñña: (merit, inner wealth, inner goodness).

Pāḷi

Q

Quarreling

Queer identity

Questions

Questions: See also diṭṭhi (views); Yoniso-manasikāra (appropriate attention).

R

resolution

Racism

Radiant Mind

Radiant Mind: The inherent radiance of mind: AN 1.49

Rapture

Rapture: see pīti.

Realms of Existence

Rebirth

Rebirth: See also Hell; jāti (birth); Kamma; Sagga (heaven).

Recollections

Recollections: The ten recollection (anussatī).

Reconciliation

Refuge

Refuge: Ti-saraṇa. See also Precepts; Ti-ratana (the Three Gems).

Release

Relics

Relics: See also Devotion.

Remorse

Remorse: See also Sīla.

  • Two causes of Remorse: Iti 30
  • Two causes of no Remorse: Iti 31
  • Freedom from Remorse is the purpose of developing sīla (virtue): AN 11.1, AN 11.2

Renunciation

Respect

Respect: See also Children; Gratitude; Parents.

Restless and worry

Restless and worry: (uddhacca-kukkucca).

  • Antidote for Restless and worry: SN 46.53

Restraint

Restraint: See also Celibacy; Moderation; Contentment with little; Nekkhamma (renunciation); Sensuality.

Revenge

Revenge: * The story of Prince Dighavu: Mv 10.2.3-20

Right Action

Right Action : (Sammā-kammanto).

Right Action

Right Concentration

Right Concentration : Sammā-samādhi.

Right Concentration

Right Effort

Right Intention

Right Livelihood

Right Livelihood

Right Mindfulness

Right Mindfulness : (Sammā-satī).

Right Mindfulness

Right Resolve

Right Resolve: (Sammā-sankappo) See also Non-harming.

Right Resolve

Right Speech

Right Speech : Sammā-vāca). See also Speech.

Right Speech

Right View

Rituals

Rituals: and ceremonies. See also Devotion; Lay Buddhist practice.

S

saddhā

saddhā: (faith; conviction). See also Doubt; “Conviction” in the Subject Index of The Wings to Awakening (Ven. Thanissaro).

sakkāya-diṭṭhi

sakkāya-diṭṭhi: (self-identity view, personality-belief). See also diṭṭhi (views).

sammā-vāyāma

samādhi

samādhi: (concentration). See also jhāna; Samatha (tranquillity, calm).

satī

satī: (mindfulness). See also Meditation; sati-paṭṭhāna.

satī-paṭṭhāna

saññā

saññā: (perception, naming, labeling). See also Khandha (clinging-aggregates).

  • Four erroneous perceptions that keep you trapped in saṁsara: AN 4.49
  • Six important aspects of saññā to be understood: AN 6.63
  • Why desire and passion connected with saññā is worth abandoning: SN 27.6

saḷāyatana

saḷāyatana: (the six sense-media). See also paṭicca-samuppāda (dependent co-arising); Sensuality.

  • Relation between the saḷāyatana and the emotions: MN 137
  • Understanding of saḷāyatana as a basis for Right View: MN 9
  • Contemplation of saḷāyatana in terms of not-self: MN 148
  • Why desire and passion connected with the saḷāyatana is worth abandoning: SN 27.1
  • How becoming consummate in the saḷāyatana leads to Awakening: SN 35.153
  • See the suttas in the saḷāyatana-samyutta of the Samyutta Nikaya.

saṁvega

saṁvega: (spiritual urgency; chastened dispassion). See also Death; pasāda.

saṁyojana

saṁyojana : (fetter)

saṅkhāra

saṅkhāra: (mental fashionings, fabrications, or formations). See also Khandha (clinging-aggregates); paṭicca-samuppāda (dependent co-arising).

subha

subha: Beauty (subha), See also asubha * As a meditative attainment: SN 14.11

Sacca

Sacca: (truthfulness). See also Pāramīs.

Sagga

Sagga: (heaven realms). See also Devas; Gradual instruction; Hell; Kamma; Planes of Existence, Thirty-one.

Samatha

Samatha: Tranquillity, calm). See also samādhi (concentration); vipassanā (insight).

Sammāppadhana

Sammāppadhana: (the four right exertions). See also Bodhi-pakkhiya-dhamma; vīriya (persistence, effort).

Sampajañña

Sampajañña: (alertness).

Saṁsara

Saṁsara: (the round of rebirth). See also Kamma (intentional action); paṭicca-samuppāda (dependent co-arising); Planes of Existence, Thirty-one.

Saṅgha

Saṅgha: (1. Monastic community; 2. Community of Noble (Awakened) Ones). See also Monastic life; Ti-ratana (Triple Gem).

Seclusion

Self-view

Sensuality

Sensuality: Kāma. See also Asubha (unattractiveness, loathsomeness); Body; Nekkhamma (renunciation); Pleasure; Restraint; saḷāyatana (six sense-media); Sexual identity; upādāna (clinging).

  • As a yoke: AN 4.10
  • As a flood: SN 45.171
  • The allures and drawbacks of Sensuality: MN 13
  • Dangers of: MN 45
  • What's wrong with sensual pleasures?: SN 5.6
  • Like falling into debt: AN 6.45
  • Be careful with Sensuality as you would a venomous snake: Sn 4.1
  • Clinging to sense-pleasures is a fetter: Ud 7.3
  • Like a fish caught in a trap: Ud 7.4
  • Like a suckling calf dependent on its mother: Ud 7.4
  • Renouncing Sensuality brings an even higher happiness: Ud 3.2
  • Six important aspects of Sensuality to be understood: AN 6.63
  • Ananda's advice to Vangisa on overcoming lust: Thag 21
  • The source of Sensuality lies in the mind's passionate response to sense-objects, not in the objects themselves: AN 6.63
  • Sensuality,” in The Mind Like Fire Unbound (Ven. Thanissaro)
  • Buddhism and Sex (M. O'C. Walshe)

Separation

Sexual identity

Sexual identity: See gender. * Dwelling on one's Sexual identity is counterproductive to meditation: SN 5.2

  • Obsessing over one's Sexual identity causes only suffering: AN 7.48

Sexual intercourse

Sexual intercourse: See also Sensuality; Sexual identity.

Sexual misconduct

Sexual misconduct: See also Precepts; Sīla.

  • As a cause of one's downfall: Dhp 309
  • Causes of promiscuity: AN 2.9

Shame

Shame : moral shame, see Hiri.

Sickness

Sickness: — see Illness.

Simplicity

Simplicity: * As a quality of a great person: AN 8.30

Sleep

Sleep: See also Sloth and Drowsiness (thina-middha).

Sleepiness

Sloth and Drowsiness

Sloth and Drowsiness: (thina-middha) See also Nīvaraṇa (hindrances); Sleep; vīriya (effort).

  • Antidote for Sloth and Drowsiness in meditation: SN 46.53, AN 7.58
  • The eight grounds for laziness: AN 8.80
  • Excuses: “It's too cold to meditate. It's too hot… It's too…”: Thag 3.5
  • As an obstruction to Awakening: Iti 34

Smile

Smile: what makes the Buddha Smile: AN 5.180, Thag 12.2

Social Action

Social Action: * The Buddha attends to a monk with dysentery: Mv 8.26.1-8

Solitude

Speech

Speech: See also Listening; Noble silence; “Right Speech” in Noble Eightfold Path.

Sri Lanka

Stream-entry

Stream-entry: stream-winning (Sotapatti). See also Nibbāna; Lay Buddhist Practice (for examples of lay stream-winners); Wise person.

Suicide

Suicide: See also Death.

Supranormal powers

Supranormal powers: * Is the development of Supranormal powers a prerequisite for enlightenment?: SN 12.70

Sīla

Sīla: (virtue; morality). See also Gradual instruction; Manners; Pāramīs; Precepts; Uposatha.

T

taṇhā

taṇhā: See also Sensuality; Taṇhā (craving).

  • Does Attachment to possessions really bring happiness?: SN 4.8
  • Attachment to loved ones as a cause of sorrow: SN 42.11, AN 5.30, Ud 8.8
  • Attachment to the body as a cause of further pain: Sn 4.2

te-vijjā

te-vijjā: (Threefold knowledge realized by the Buddha during his Awakening). See also Buddha.

Taints

Taṇhā

Taṇhā: Craving. See also Kilesa (defilements); paṭicca-samuppāda (dependent co-arising); Sensuality.

Teaching the Dhamma

Teaching the Dhamma: See also Kalyana-mitta.

  • The Buddha teaches only dukkha and its cessation: MN 22
  • The Buddha's simile on Teaching the Dhamma: SN 22.84
  • Three frames of reference for becoming a fit teacher: MN 137
  • Ven. Isidatta wisely declines a teaching invitation from his elders: SN 41.3
  • How to teach Dhamma: AN 4.111
  • Meditators and Dhamma scholars: Do not disparage each other!: AN 6.46
  • Don't teach what you don't know: AN 10.24
  • The Buddha doesn't hold back any esoteric teachings: DN 16
  • A skilled teacher is like a ferry-man: Sn 2.8
  • Dhamma should not be taught for the purpose of material reward: AN 5.159
  • Five prerequisites to teaching the Dhamma to others: AN 5.159
  • Teaching alone doesn't mean you're truly committed to the Dhamma: AN 5.73
  • How to recognize authentic teachings: AN 3.72, AN 7.79, AN 8.53, "Recognizing the Dhamma" (Study Guide)
  • Examples of lay Dhamma teachers: Anathapindika (AN 10.93); Citta (SN 41.7)
  • How to choose — and learn from — a teacher: MN 95
  • How to recognize a teacher: AN 4.192
  • Three kinds of Dhamma teachers: DN 12
  • Dhamma teaching compared to medical treatment: AN 3.22
  • The Buddha asks who is his teacher: Dhp 353

Thailand

The Bhikkhus Rules

The Four Noble Truths

The Four Noble Truths: (cattari ariya saccani). See also Gradual instruction.

Theravada

Therīgātha

Thinking

Thought

Thought: * Habitual ways of thinking: MN 19

Ti-lakkhaṇa

Ti-lakkhaṇa: (the three characteristics of existence). See also vipassanā (insight).

Time

Tipitaka

Tiratana

Tisarana

Tisarana: (the Threefold Refuge).

Transgender

Truthfulness

U

unattractiveness

unattractiveness: References see asubha.

underlying tendency

underlying tendency: References see anusaya

upekkhā

upekkhā: (equanimity). See also brahma-vihāra; Pāramīs;

upādāna

upādāna: Clinging. See also Khandha; paṭicca-samuppāda (dependent co-arising).

Unattractiveness

Unbinding

Universe

Universe: Seeoka. Origin and fate of see Questions not worth asking.

Uposatha

Uposatha: (observance day). See also Sīla.

V

vedanā

vedanā: (feeling). See also Khandha (clinging-aggregates); Pain; paṭicca-samuppāda (dependent co-arising).

vipassanā

vipassanā: (insight). See also Samatha (tranquillity); Ti-lakkhaṇa (three characteristics of existence).

vivcikiccha

vivcikiccha: vicikiccha

viññāṇa

viññāṇa: consciousness. See also Khandha (clinging-aggregates); paṭicca-samuppāda (dependent co-arising).

  • Understanding of viññāṇa as a basis for Right View: MN 9
  • Why desire and passion connected with viññāṇa is worth abandoning: SN 27.3
  • Mutual dependence of viññāṇa and name-and-form: SN 12.67
  • Consciousnesses“ (Lee)

vīriya

vīriya: (effort, energy). See also Pāramīs; saṁvega; Sloth and Drowsiness (thina-middha).

Vedanta

Vegetarianism

Views

Views: — see diṭṭhi.

Vimutti

Vimutti: Release, deliverance. See also Awakening.

Vinaya

Vinaya: See also Monastic Life.

  • Basic principles of: AN 8.53
  • A monk's duties: Cv 8
  • How to know if a particular action is allowable: Mv 6.40.1
  • The standards of sīla for contemplatives: DN 2
  • Are monks allowed to use money?: SN 42.10

Violence

Viraga

Viraga: (dispassion).

Virtue

Virtue: see Sīla.

Visakha puja

Visakha puja: See also Uposatha.

Viveka

Viveka: (seclusion, solitude). See also Wilderness.

W

Wakefulness

Wakefulness: See also Appamāda (heedfulness).

  • As a quality that distinguishes the true contemplative: MN 39

Walking meditation

Walking meditation: See also Meditation.

War

War: See also Anger; Conflict.

Wealth

Wealth: See also Money; Dhana (treasures); Puñña (merit, inner wealth); references to Anathapindika in the Index of Proper Names.

  • The Wealth of a householder vs. the Wealth of one who has lived the renunciate life to its culmination: Sn 1.2
  • Downfall caused by stinginess: Sn 1.6
  • How Wealth should be both shared and enjoyed: SN 3.19
  • Actions that lead to the loss of one's material Wealth: DN 31
  • Wealth can't buy true happines: AN 10.46
  • Focusing on material gain leads one away from Nibbāna: Dhp 75
  • Five skillful ways of using one's Wealth: AN 5.41
  • How a family can preserve its Wealth: AN 4.255
  • How to safeguard one's material Wealth: AN 8.54
  • Relative value of material and spiritual Wealth: Ud 2.2
  • The bliss that arises from using Wealth wisely: AN 4.62
  • Few are those who don't get intoxicated by Wealth: SN 3.6
  • Contentment is the greatest Wealth: Dhp 204
  • Trading Outer Wealth for Inner Wealth“ in Food for Thought (Lee)

Wedding

Well

Well: parable of the: Ud 7.9

Wilderness

Wilderness: See also Forest traditions; Nature; Viveka (seclusion, solitude).

Wings to Awakening

Wisdom

Wise person

Wise person: See also Pañña (discernment, wisdom).

Wise reflection

Women

World

World: Origin of the world: see Questions not worth asking.

Worship

XYZ

Yoniso-manasikāra

Yoniso-manasikāra: appropriate attention, wise reflection. See also the first six of the Ten Recollections; Questions.

Young people

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