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bhavana
concentration, mental cultivation
jhana/dhyana
the quality of mind able to stick to an object (e.g. a single sensation or mental notion) and observe it.
formless attainments
there are 4, by the 4th beings have renounced form and exist only within the stream of consciousness, but their minds are still attached to mental states and ego -- still within samsara (cyclic existence)
four noble truths
Buddhas 1st and fundamental teaching about the nature of our experience and spiritual potential: 1- existence of suffering 2- origin of suffering 3- cessation of suffering 4-path to the cessation (Noble Eightfold Path)
fourth jhana/dhyana
launching point when the Buddha had achieved one-pointedness
insight meditation
meditation that develops insight into the nature of mind
kamma/karma
cosmic law of cause and effect. Intentional acts that result in being or birth
kilesa/klesa
a torment of mind. Craving, aversion, and delusion in their various forms, which include such things as greed, anger, arrogance, envy, miserliness, dishonesty, violence, pride, conceit, and confusion
loving-kindness
metta
mindfulness
practice of open, non-interfering alertness or pure, fully present attention
nibbhana/nirvana
liberation, the ultimate goal of Buddhist practice. Nirvana manifests fully when the fires of kilesa, attachment, and selfishness are completely and finally quenched
parinibbhana/parinirvana
total unbinding: the complete cessation of the skandhas that occurs upon the death of an arat/arahant. The passing of any great realized master in which they die and then can emanate back to aid sentient beings. However, their death and rebirth isn't propelled by karma but by compassion
path (magga/marga)
the path to the cessation of suffering and stress.
4th Noble Truth
panna/prajna
wisdom, insight, discernment, correct understanding of the truth needed to quench Dukkha
samadhi
concentration, collectedness, mental calmness, stability; the gathering together, focusing, and integration of the mental flow. Proper samadhi has the qualities of purity, clarity, stability, strength, and suppleness. It is perfected in ekaggata and jhana. The supreme samadhi is one-pointed mind with nirvana as its sole object
sati/smrti
mindfulness
samapatti
correct aquisition of the truth
samatha/samatha
mental stabilization, tranquility meditation
satipattana
4 foundations of mindfulness: contemplation of body, feeling, mind, and mind-objects; the Buddha's quintessential teachings on mindfulness
sila
morality; verbal and bodily action in accordance with the dharma. The essence of sila is nonharming of others and self. Laypeople use the 5 precepts as guides to such ethical conduct. Refrain from: 1- taking life 2-stealing 3-sexual misconduct 4- telling lies 5- intoxicants and drugs that cloud the mind
vipassana/vipasyana
insight, seeing clearly. The direct observation of mental and physical objects in their aspect of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and lack of an inherent, independent essence or self
vipassana/vipasyana
insight, seeing clearly. The direct observation of mental and physical objects in their aspect of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and lack of an inherent, independent essence or self