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Abhidhamma. See also Psychology and Buddhism.
Adhitthana (determination, resolution). See also Paramis.

Four determinations: MN 140

Adinava (drawbacks, dangers). See also Gradual instruction.

Drawbacks” in the Path to Freedom pages

~ of feeling: MN 13

~ of form: MN 13

~ of sensuality:

MN 13,

	[[en:tipitaka:sut:mn:mn.014.than#sensuality|MN 14]],
	[[en:tipitaka:sut:mn:mn.054x.than|MN 54]], [[en:tipitaka:sut:sn:sn01:sn01.020.than#drawbacks|SN 1.20]], [[en:tipitaka:sut:kn:iti:iti.3.050-099.than#iti-095|Iti 95]]
:: ~ of clingable phenomena: [[en:tipitaka:sut:sn:sn12:sn12.052.than|SN 12.52]]
:: ~ of aging, illness, and death:
[[en:tipitaka:sut:an:an03:an03.062.than|AN 3.62]],
[[en:tipitaka:sut:an:an04:an04.252.than|AN 4.252]]
:: ~ of supranormal powers: [[en:tipitaka:sut:dn:dn.11.0.than#drawbacks|DN 11]]
:: ~ of unskillful thoughts: [[en:tipitaka:sut:mn:mn.020.than|MN 20]]
:: ~ of unskillful conduct: [[en:tipitaka:sut:an:an02:an02.018.than|AN 2.18]]
:: As one of ten perceptions: [[en:tipitaka:sut:an:an10:an10.060.than#drawbacks|AN 10.60]]
Admonishment. See also Speech.

Right Speech” in the Path to Freedom pages

Making oneself easy to admonish: MN 21

The Buddha's strong words to his son Rahula: MN 61

What to do if someone just won't listen to reason: AN 4.111

Aging. See also Death; Divine messengers; Illness.

The Buddha spits on ~: SN 48.41

Description of ~: MN 9

Understanding of ~ as a basis for Right View: MN 9

Aging” (Dhammapada XI)

Effects of ~ on the body: Thig 13.1

How to train yourself when your body is old and decrepit: SN 22

You're never too old to realize the Dhamma: Thig 5.8

Age is no measure of wisdom: SN 3.1

Advice to two aging brahmans: AN 3.51, AN 3.52

AIDS. See also Illness.
Anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing).

The Buddha's principal teaching on ~: MN 118

How ~ leads to Awakening: SN 54.13

~ should be developed no matter how far along you are in your meditation practice: SN 54.8

As one of the ten Recollections: See Recollections, ten.

As one of the ten Perceptions: AN 10.60

As a method of subduing lust: SN 8.4

As a method of subduing annoying thoughts: Iti 85

Five qualities a practitioner of ~ should develop: AN 5.96, AN 5.97, AN 5.98

Dhamma talks by Thanissaro Bhikkhu:

Meditations: Forty Dhamma Talks;

	//[[:en:lib:authors/thanissaro/meditations2|Meditations 2]]//;
	//[[:en:lib:authors/thanissaro/meditations3|Meditations 3]]//;
	//[[:en:lib:authors/thanissaro/meditations4|Meditations 4]]//;
	//[[:en:lib:authors/thanissaro/meditations5|Meditations 5]]//
:: "[[:en:lib:authors:thanissaro:guided|A Guided Meditation]]" (Thanissaro)
:: "[[:en:lib:authors:thanissaro:agendas|The Agendas of Mindfulness]]" (Thanissaro)
:: "[[:en:lib:authors:thanissaro:deperception|De-perception]]" (Thanissaro)
:: //[[:en:lib:thai/kee/condensed|Breath Meditation Condensed]]// (Kee)
:: //[[:en:lib:thai/lee/inmind|Keeping the Breath in Mind]]// (Lee)
:: See also many other books by [[:en:lib:thai:index#lee|Ajaan Lee]] and [[:en:lib:thai:index#fuang|Ajaan Fuang]].
Anatta (not-self). See also Tilakkhana (three characteristics of existence).

Reflection on ~ as a basis for insight: SN 22.59

Why the Buddha did not take a position on the question of whether or not there is a self: SN 44.10

The views “I have a self” and “I have no self” are equally wrong: MN 22

Identifying the five khandhas as “self” is the cause of affliction: SN 22.1

As one of seven perceptions: AN 7.46

As one of ten perceptions: AN 10.60

Relation of ~ to dependent co-arising: DN 15

Contemplation of the six senses in terms of ~: MN 148

Not understanding ~ is like being a dog tied to a post: SN 22.99

Consciousnesses” (Lee)

No-self or Not-self?” (Thanissaro)

The Not-self Strategy” (Thanissaro)

Selves & Not-self” (Thanissaro)

Anger. See also Conflict; Ill-will (vyapada); Kilesa (defilements); Khanti (patience); Metta (goodwill); Nivarana (hindrances); War.

As the only thing that's good to kill: SN 1.71

What to do if someone is angry with you: SN 7.2, SN 11.4

What to do when ~ arises: Thag 6.12

The best response to ~ (a debate between two deities): SN 11.5

~ can carve into you like an inscription in stone: AN 3.130

~ can never be conquered with more ~: SN 11.4, Dhp 3

Anger” (Dhammapada XVII)

The dangers of giving in to ~: AN 7.60

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

As one of seven perceptions: AN 7.46

As one of ten perceptions: AN 10.60

Ponder ~ constantly: Thag 1.111

Contemplate ~ to overcome ignorance: Iti 85

Everything in the world is subject to disintegration: SN 35.82

All About Change” (Thanissaro)

Anusaya (obsession; underlying tendency).

Seven ~: AN 7.11; AN 7.12

Three ~ in relationship to pleasant, painful, and neutral feeling: MN 44; MN 148; SN 36.6

With the end of the categories of objectification, the ~ come to an end: MN 18</dd>

<dt>Anussati — see Recollections, ten.</dt>

Apaya-mukha (path to deprivation).

Advice to householders on how to avoid the ~: AN 8.54, DN 31

Appamada (heedfulness, zeal).

Defined: SN 35.97, SN 48.56

Difference between ~ and its opposite: SN 35.97

~ is the foremost skillful quality (ten similes): AN 10.15

As the one quality that can provide security: SN 3.17

What constitutes living with ~: SN 55.40

The Buddha's last words: DN 16, SN 6.15

Heedfulness” (Dhammapada II)

Benefits of ~: Iti 23

Wake up!: Sn 2.10

A Note on Openness” (Bodhi)</dd>

<dt>Appropriate attention — see Yoniso-manasikara.</dt>

Arahant (fully-awakened being). See also Buddha; Nibbana.

Stock passage describing attainment of arahantship: AN 6.55

Stock passage describing the qualities of an ~: AN 6.55

Who can find fault in an ~?: Ud 7.6

Why an ~ continues meditating: SN 16.5

Does an ~ feel pain?: SN 1.38, SN 4.13

Does an ~ grieve?: SN 21.2

An ~'s actions bear no kammic fruit, good or evil: AN 3.33, Dhp 39, Dhp 267, Dhp 412

What is the difference between an ~ and a Buddha?: SN 22.58

What is the difference between an ~ and a “learner” (sekha)?: SN 48.53

How to recognize if you're an ~: SN 35.152

Arahants” (Dhammapada VII)

Brahmans” (Dhammapada XXVI)

Fate of ~ after death: MN 72, SN 22.85, SN 22.86

Nine unskillful acts an ~ is incapable of doing: AN 9.7

“The Conventional Mind, the Mind Released,” in Straight From the Heart (Boowa)</dd>

<dt>Ariya-atthangika magga — see Noble Eightfold Path.</dt>

<dt>Ariya sacca — see Four Noble Truths.</dt>

Asava (fermentations, effluents, outflows, taints). See also Kilesa.

The Buddha's principal teaching on ~: MN 2

Understanding of ~ as a basis for Right View: MN 9

Three ~: Iti 56, Iti 57

~ and right view: MN 117

Six important aspects of ~ to be understood: AN 6.63

Ascetic practices.

Thirteen ~: Thag 16.7

The Buddha describes the ~ he practiced as a bodhisatta: MN 12

Which ascetic practices should be observed?: AN 10.94

Asoka (Indian King, r. 273-232 B.C.E.).
Asubha (unattractiveness, loathsomeness). See also Body; Nibbida; Sensuality.

Contemplation of ~ to maintain one's resolve towards celibacy: SN 35.127

As one of seven beneficial reflections: AN 7.46

Mastery of ~ 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 ~ 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 ~: “An Heir to the Dhamma,” in Straight From the Heart (Boowa)

Ven. Sister Subha plucks out an eye: Thig 14.1

Attachment. See also Sensuality; Tanha (craving).

Does ~ to possessions really bring happiness?: SN 4.8

~ to loved ones as a cause of sorrow: SN 42.11, AN 5.30, Ud 8.8

~ to the body as a cause of further pain: Sn 4.2</dd>

<dt>Attha-sila (the eight precepts) — see Precepts.</dt>

<dt>Aversion — see Ill-will (vyapada).</dt>

Avijja (ignorance). See also Kilesa (defilements); Paticca-samuppada (dependent co-arising).

As a flood: SN 45.171

As a yoke: AN 4.10

As one of the fetters (Sanyojana): AN 10.13

As one of the obsessions (Anusaya): AN 7.11, AN 7.12

As the cause of wrong view, wrong resolve, etc.: SN 45.1

What one thing must one abandon in order to overcome ~?: SN 35.80

Ignorance” in the Path to Freedom pages

Understanding of ~ as a basis for Right View: MN 9

As an obstruction: Iti 14

“Unawareness Converges…,” in Straight From the Heart (Boowa)

Ignorance” (Thanissaro)

Awakening. See also Nibbana; Vimutti (release).

Factors for ~: see Bojjhanga.

Is ~ “gradual” or “sudden”?: Ud 5.5

“The Meaning of the Buddha's Awakening” — in Part III of Refuge: An Introduction to the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha (Thanissaro)

A Refuge in Awakening” (Lee)</dd>

<dt>Awareness — see Sati.</dt>

Ayoniso manasikara (inappropriate attention). See also Yoniso manasikara (appropriate attention).

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



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Bala (the five strengths). See also Bodhipakkhiya-dhamma.

Definition of the ~: AN 5.2

The Five Strengths” in The Wings to Awakening (Thanissaro)

Food for the Mind” in Food for Thought (Lee)

“The Path of Strength,” in Things as They Are (Boowa)


As a meditative attainment: SN 14.11</dd>

<dt>Beginning meditation — see Introduction to meditation practice.</dt>

Bhava (becoming). See also Paticca-samuppada (dependent co-arising).

As a flood: SN 45.171

As a yoke: AN 4.10

Three levels on which ~ operates: AN 3.76, AN 3.77

Paradox of Becoming, The (Thanissaro)</dd>

<dt>Bhikkhu — see Monastic Life.</dt>

<dt>Bhikkhuni — see Monastic Life.</dt>


Account of the Buddha's life in Chapter 2 of Refuge: An Introduction to the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha (Thanissaro)

Anathapindika: Anathapindika: The Great Benefactor (Hecker)

Buddhist Women: Buddhist Women at the Time of the Buddha (Hecker)

Maha Kassapa: Maha Kassapa: Father of the Sangha (Hecker)

Maha-Moggallana: Life of Maha-Moggallana (Hecker)

Sariputta: The Life of Sariputta (Nyanaponika)

Ajaan ThateThe Autobiography of a Forest Monk (Thate)</dd>

<dt>Birth — see Jati.</dt>

<dt>Bisexuality — see Sexual identity.</dt>

Bodhipakkhiya-dhamma (37 Wings to Awakening).

~ and their relation to the six senses: MN 149

Prerequisites for the development of the ~: AN 9.1

As related to breath meditation: “Wings to Awakening” in The Skill of Release (Lee)

Also look under each of its constituent seven sets:
Body. See also Asubha; Attachment; Sensuality.

Mindfulness of the ~: see Satipatthana.

Thirty-two parts of the ~: Khp 3, A Chanting Guide, "Disenchantment" (Suwat)

Foulness of ~: AN 9.15, Sn 1.11, Thag 10.5

Bodily Debts” in Food for Thought (Lee)

This Body of Mine” in Fistful of Sand (Suwat)

Bojjhanga (factors for Awakening). See also Bodhipakkhiya-dhamma.

The right and wrong times to cultivate the ~: SN 46.53

See the suttas in the Bojjhanga-samyutta of the Samyutta Nikaya

The Seven Factors for Awakening” in The Wings to Awakening (Thanissaro)

Brahmavihara (Divine abodes; sublime states). See also Metta; Karuna; Mudita; Upekkha.

Systematic cultivation of ~:

SN 42.8,

	[[en:tipitaka:sut:sn:sn46:sn46.054.than|SN 46.54]],
	[[en:tipitaka:sut:an:an10:an10.208.than|AN 10.208]]
:: Practice of ~ as a door to the Deathless: [[en:tipitaka:sut:mn:mn.052.than#brahma|MN 52]], [[en:tipitaka:sut:an:an11:an11.017.than#brahma|AN 11.17]]
:: Offering comfort and protection from the cold: [[en:tipitaka:sut:kn:thag:thag.06.02.than|Thag 6.2]]
:: Five realizations that arise from concentration based on the ~: [[en:tipitaka:sut:an:an05:an05.027.than|AN 5.27]]
:: Practicing any one of the ~ can take one all the way to fourth jhana: [[en:tipitaka:sut:an:an08:an08.063.than|AN 8.63]]
:: "[[:en:lib:authors:thanissaro:headandheart|Head & Heart Together: Bringing Wisdom to the Brahma-viharas]]" (Thanissaro)
:: //[[:en:lib:authors/nyanaponika/wheel006|The Four Sublime States]]// (Nyanaponika)</dd>

<dt>Breath meditation — see Anapanasati.</dt>

Buddha. See also Arahant.

As one of the ten Recollections: see Recollections, ten.

Buddha's Awakening: See Tevijja (Threefold Knowledge)</dd>

<dt>Buddhism — see Introduction to ~.</dt>

<dt>Burma — see Myanmar.</dt>



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Caste system.

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

MN 90,

	[[en:tipitaka:sut:mn:mn.093.than|MN 93]]
:: Even outcastes can become arahants: [[en:tipitaka:sut:kn:thag:thag.12.02.than|Thag 12.2]]
:: A bhikkhu has no caste: [[en:tipitaka:sut:an:an10:an10.048.than|AN 10.48]]
Celibacy. See also Nekkhamma (renunciation); Restraint; Sensuality.

Tools to support one's resolve towards ~: SN 35.127

Don't pretend to be celibate if you're not: Iti 48

A Single Mind” (Fuang)</dd>

<dt>Ceremonies — see Rituals.</dt>

Chanting (Pali). See also Devotion; Rituals and Ceremonies.

The Divine Mantra (Lee)</dd>

<dt>Characteristics of existence — see Tilakkhana.</dt>

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 ~: SN 15.14

Grieving the death of ~: SN 42.11, Ud 2.7, Ud 8.8

The anguish an aging parent feels when his ~ 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 ~: DN 31</dd>

<dt>Clinging — see Upadana.</dt>

Communal harmony. See also Monastic community (Sangha).

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

Comparative Religions. See also God.

Do all religions point towards the same goal?: DN 21, Thag 1.86

Are all religious paths fruitful?: AN 3.78

Dhamma and Non-duality” (Bodhi)

Tolerance and Diversity” (Bodhi)

<dt>Compassion — see Karuna.</dt> <dt>Conceit — see Mana.</dt> <dt>Concentration — see Samadhi.</dt>

Conflict. See also Anger; Ill-will (vyapada); Papañca; War.

Causes of: Sn 4.8, Sn 4.11, Sn 4.15

<dt>Conscience — see Hiri.</dt>

<dt>Consciousness — see Viññana.</dt>

<dt>Contact — see Phassa.</dt>

Contentment with little. 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 — see Saddha.


<dt>Craving — see Tanha.</dt>

<dt>Creation (of universe) — see Questions not worth asking.</dt>



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Dana (giving; charity). See also Gradual instruction; Paramis.

Generosity” in the Path to Freedom pages

As one of the greatest protections/blessings: Sn 2.4

As a fundamental requirement for success on the Path: AN 5.254

As a treasure: AN 7.6

As one of the ten Recollections: see Recollections, ten.

To whom should one give so as to reap the greatest fruit?: SN 3.24, AN 3.57

Eight persons worthy of gifts: AN 8.59

Giving to one who has abandoned the hindrances brings good results: SN 3.24

Never regret a generous gift you gave in the past: SN 3.20

Give while you're able, before your house burns to the ground!: SN 1.41

Giving is best done at the proper time: AN 5.36

The blessings inherent in the gift of food: AN 5.37

Giving even one's last meal: Iti 26

The fruits of giving that arises from various motives: AN 7.49

The fruits of giving that can be reaped in this life: AN 5.34

Two kinds of gifts: Iti 98, Iti 100

Gifts of Dhamma: Dhp 354, Iti 98, Iti 100

Citta the householder's final teaching on generosity: SN 41.10

Give to many; don't be like a rainless cloud: Iti 75

Giving is good, but there is still more to be done: AN 5.176

The dangers faced by unvirtuous monks who enjoy pleasures, homage and gifts of the laity: AN 7.68

The scale of good deeds: AN 9.20

See the suttas in the Devata-samyutta of the Samyutta Nikaya

The Economy of Gifts” (Thanissaro)

The Food of Kindness” (Medhanandi)

Dasa-sila (the ten precepts). See also Sila (virtue).

The Ten Precepts” in the Path to Freedom pages

Death. See also Aging; Deathless; Divine messengers; Grief; Illness; Maranassati (mindfulness of death); Murder; Samvega (spiritual urgency).

Five subjects for frequent recollection: AN 5.57

Understanding of ~ 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 ~ by regarding the world as empty: Sn 5.15

Overcoming fear of ~: AN 4.184, Thag 16.1

Heedlessness leads one to ~: Dhp 21

No need for worry as ~ 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 ~: SN 47.13

The Buddha's reaction to Ven. Sariputta's ~: SN 47.14

Kisa Gotami's grief cured by searching for a mustard seed: ThigA X.1

~ by a runaway cow: MN 140, Ud 1.10, Ud 5.3

~ by murder (see also Murder): Ud 4.3

~ of daughter: Thig 3.5

~ of grandson: Ud 8.8

~ 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

:: "Beyond Coping: The Buddha's Teachings on Aging, Illness, Death, and Separation" (Study Guide)

Buddhism and Death (M. O'C. Walshe)

Educating Compassion” (Thanissaro)

Facing Death Without Fear” (De Silva)

Our Real Home” (Chah)

The Last Sermon” in Inner Strength (Lee)

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

Eleven modes of practice that lead to the deathless: MN 52, AN 11.17</dd>

<dt>Defilements — see Kilesa.</dt>

<dt>Dependent Co-arising — see Paticca-samuppada.</dt>

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

Does the ~ for Awakening get in the way of Awakening?: MN 126

Ven. Ananda's instructions to Unnabha: SN 51.15

“The Middleness of the Middle Way,” in Things as They Are (Boowa)

Desire (as defilement; lobha, kamacchanda, raga). See also Nivarana (hindrances); Kilesa (defilements); Tanha (craving).

As one of the fetters (Sanyojana): AN 10.13

As one of the obsessions (Anusaya): AN 7.11, AN 7.12

As the cause of suffering and stress: SN 42.11

~ ties down the world: SN 1.69

Why ~ and passion connected with the senses is worth abandoning: SN 27.1-8

Why ~ and passion connected with the khandha (aggregates) is worth abandoning: SN 27.10

Why ~ and passion connected with the dhatu (elements) is worth abandoning: SN 27.9

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

Citta's deathbed conversation with some ~: SN 41.10

Some ~ gather to see the Buddha on his deathbed: DN 16

A huge gathering of ~ visits the Buddha: DN 20

Conversations with the ~ as a basis for faith: DN 11

Occasions when the ~ raise a cheer for a meditator: Iti 82

Omens that a ~ is about to die: Iti 83

As one of the ten Recollections: see Recollections, ten

Devotion. See also Relics; Rituals and Ceremonies.

The four Buddhist pilgrimage sites: DN 16

Dhamma. See also Teaching the Dhamma.

Basic principles: AN 8.53

Five rewards of listening to ~: AN 5.202

How to listen to the ~: AN 6.88

As one of the ten Recollections: see Recollections, ten.

Dhamma” in the Path to Freedom pages

Dhana (treasures) See also Wealth.

Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha: Khp 6

Seven ~: AN 7.7

Trading Outer Wealth for Inner Wealth” in Food for Thought (Lee)

Dhatu (properties, elements).

The Buddha's explanation of the ~: MN 140

Why desire and passion connected with the ~ is worth abandoning: SN 27.9</dd>

<dt>Discernment — see Pañña.</dt>

<dt>Disenchantment — see Nibbida.</dt>

Ditthi (views). See also Questions.

As a yoke: AN 4.10

As a flood: SN 45.171

Wisdom has nothing to do with holding to this or that viewpoint: AN 10.96

What is wrong ~?: MN 117

Distinguishing right ~ from wrong ~: AN 10.103, AN 10.104

The many kinds of ~: DN 1, MN 63, SN 41.3, AN 10.93, AN 10.95

Speculative ~: DN 1

Even the view “I have no self” is wrong: MN 22

The thicket of wrong ~: MN 72

Attachment to ~ is the cause of disputes: Sn 4.8

Right View” in the Path to Freedom pages

As a tool: “Beyond Right and Wrong” in Inner Strength (Lee)

From Views to Vision” (Bodhi)

Divine Messengers. See also Aging; Illness; Death.
Doubt (vicikiccha). See also Nivarana (hindrances); Saddha (conviction).

As one of the fetters (Sanyojana): AN 10.13

As one of the obsessions (Anusaya): AN 7.11, AN 7.12

How can one be freed of all ~?: Sn 5.5

Development of jhana as a means of overcoming ~: Ud 5.7


Causes of ~: Sn 1.6


<dt>Drawbacks — see Adinava.</dt>

<dt>Dread (moral) — see Ottappa.</dt>


Five ~ that appeared to the Buddha: AN 5.196

How to ensure good ~: AN 11.16

Interpretation of ~ as a form of wrong livelihood for monks: DN 2, DN 11</dd>

<dt>Drowsiness — see Laziness.</dt>

Dukkha (unsatisfactoriness; stress; suffering). See also Paticca-samuppada (dependent co-arising); Tilakkhana (three characteristics of existence).

The Buddha teaches only ~ and its cessation: MN 22

Six important aspects of ~ to be understood: AN 6.63

~ is inherent in everything the body and mind depend upon for nourishment: SN 12.63

As one of seven perceptions: AN 7.46

The Weight of Mountains” (Thanissaro)

Dukkha” in the Path to Freedom pages



<dl class='gindex'> <dt>Ecology — see Nature.</dt> <dt>Effluents — see Asava.</dt> <dt>Effort — see Viriya.</dt> <dt>Eightfold Path — see Noble Eightfold Path.</dt>

Emotion. See also Pasada; Psychology; Samvega; Vedana.

The source of ~: MN 137

Emptiness (Suññata).

In what way is world empty?: SN 35.85

Meditation practice that leads to the “entry into ~,” the doorway to liberation: MN 121

Practical aspects of developing a meditative dwelling in ~: MN 122

Conquering death by seeing the world as empty: Sn 5.15

Voidness of the five khandha: SN 22.95

Emptiness” (Thanissaro)

The Integrity of Emptiness” (Thanissaro)

“From Ignorance to Emptiness,” in Things as They Are (Boowa)</dd>

<dt>Engaged Buddhism — see Social action.</dt>

<dt>Equanimity — see Upekkha.</dt>

<dt>Ethics — see Sila.</dt>



<dl class='gindex'> <dt>Faculties, five mental — see Indriya.</dt> <dt>Faith — see Saddha.</dt>

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

How a ~ can preserve its wealth: AN 4.255

Qualities that hold a ~ together: AN 4.32

Causes of a ~'s downfall: SN 42.9

Fear. See also Death.

In the wilderness, the Buddha comes face-to-face with his ~: MN 4

Ven. Adhimutta reveals his secret for overcoming ~: Thag 16

Four ways of overcoming ~ of death: AN 4.184

Overcoming ~ by recollecting the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha: SN 11.3

Your ~ of birth, aging, and death should be greater than your ~ of a dangerous cliff: SN 56.42

Freedom from Fear” (Thanissaro)

Subrahma's Problem” (Bodhi)</dd>

<dt>Feeling — see Vedana.</dt>

<dt>Fermentations — see Asava.</dt>

Fire imagery. See also “Fire” in the Index of Similes.

Used to describe the nature of clinging: SN 12.52

The Fire Sermon: SN 35.28

Fires of passion, aversion, and delusion: Iti 93

Fire as an illustration of the destiny of a fully Awakened being: MN 72

<dt>Fool — see Wise person.</dt>

Food (physical and otherwise). See also Nutriment (ahara).

Mindfulness as a preventative against overeating: SN 3.13

The Food of Kindness” (Medhanandi)

Forest traditions. See also Wilderness.

The Customs of the Noble Ones” (Thanissaro)

Forgiveness — see Reconciliation.

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

The Buddha's first teaching on ~: SN 56.11

Understanding of ~ as a basis for Right View: MN 9

Direct knowledge of ~ is a hallmark of a true contemplative: Iti 103

As a prequisite for awakening: SN 56.44

Relationship to the Khandha: MN 28

The Four Noble Truths” in the Path to Freedom pages: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

The Four Noble Truths” in The Wings to Awakening (Thanissaro)

The Truth and its Shadows” in Inner Strength (Lee)

The Nobility of the Truths” (Bodhi)</dd>

<dt>Friendship (admirable) — see Kalyanamittata.</dt>



<dl class='gindex'> <dt>Gender identity — see Sexual identity.</dt> <dt>Generosity — see Dana.</dt> <dt>Giving — see Dana.</dt> <dt>Goal of Buddhist practice — see Nibbana.</dt>

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

Belief in ~ (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</dd>

<dt>Goodwill — see Metta.</dt>

<dt>Goodness — see Puñña (merit).</dt>

Gradual instruction (anupubbi-katha).

Mentioned in: Ud 5.3

The Path to Freedom pages

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