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The first 5 precepts (panca sila)

3 additional precepts for uposatha, refrain from: eating afternoon, sleeping in high or cozy beds, bodily adornments or perfume

7,33,149,156

Sensitive matter (kaya-pasada)

9,10,13

Paying respects to elders, pagoda, and bodhi tree (sila)

16

How to practice generosity (dana)

16,36,80,155

Five types of arahats: supreme teaching Buddha (sama-sam-bodhi), non-teaching Buddha (pacceka-bodhi), chief disciple (agga-savaka-bodhi), lead disciple (maha-savaka-bodhi), other fully liberated disciples (pakati-savaka-bodhi)

22,57,157

Ten perfections (paramis): generosity (dana), morality (sila), energy (viriya), loving-kindness (metta), wisdom (panna), patience, truthfulness, renunciation, determination, equanimity

46

Anapanasati contains the entire Noble 8 Fold Path

46

The Monkey King

48

Tissa Thera

50,54,80,157

Four stages of attainment (samapatti): stream-entry (sotapatti), once-returner (sakadagami), non-returner (anagami), fully-awakened (arahat)

55

Embryo of the universal monarch

67,152

Sona Theri

69,152

Rebirth consciousness: citta => cuti => patisandhi => citta

86,156

Five clinging aggregates (khandas): matter(body), mind(consciousness, cognition, feelings, mental formations)

99

The Indian Dog

 

Root of energy (viriya-iddhipada)

18,32,53,55

With practice and effort

82,86

With concentration and volition

88

Only grows, not consumed

91

Without distraction

150

Enduring hardships

 

31 Realms of Samsara - life spans increase in proportion to morality

 

1 Hell (short life span)

 

2 Demons given to hatred

 

3 Ghosts given to craving

 

4 Animals given to ignorance

 

5 Humans are far outnumbered by the other beings. Our lives are particularly suited for spiritual practice since there is a balance between pain and pleasure, work and free time. For these two reasons a human birth is very precious.

 

6 12 Devas lower heaven

 

13 31 Brahamans upper heaven (very long life span)