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The Four Noble Truths and Enlightenment

The Four Noble Truths

That Suffering exists
That Suffering arises from attachment to desires
That Suffering ceases when attachment to desire ceases
That Freedom from suffering is possible by practicing the Eightfold Path

The Noble Eightfold Path
...and three basic qualities

Right View - Wisdom (panna)
Right Thought
Right Speech - Morality (sila)
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Right Effort - Meditation (samadhi)
Right Mindfulness
Right Contemplation

Three Characteristics of Existence:

Transiency (anicca) (I, as in me, is transient, as is everything we/I exist through)
Sorrow (dukkha)
Selflessness (anatta)

Hindrances to enlightenment:

Sensuous lust
Aversion and ill will
Sloth and torpor
Restlessness and worry
Sceptical doubt

Factors of Enlightenment:

Mindfulness
Investigation
Energy
Rapture
Tranquillity
Concentration
Compassion
Equanimity

 

 

 

 

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