Contents

Preface to the Eleventh Edition
Preface to the 14th Edition
Preface to the Electronic Edition
Abbreviations
The Pronounciation of Pali
Vowels
Consonants
Introduction
The Buddha
The Dhamma
The Sangha
The Threefold Refuge
The Five Precepts
The Four Noble Truths
I. The Noble Truth of Suffering
The Five Khandhas, or Groups of Existence
The Group of Corporeality
The Group of Feeling
The Group of Perception
The Group Of Mental Formations
The Group Of Consciousness
The Three Characteristics Of Existence
II. The Noble Truth Of The Origin Of Suffering
The Threefold Craving
Origin Of Craving
Dependent Origination Of All Phenomena
Present Karma-Results
Future Karma-Results
Karma As Volition
Inheritance Of Deeds (Karma)
Karma
III. The Noble Truth Of The Extinction Of Suffering
Dependent Extinction Of All Phenomena
Nibbna
The Arahat, Or Holy One
The Immutable
IV. The Noble Truth Of The Path That Leads To The Extinction Of Suffering
The Two Extremes, and the Middle Path
The Eightfold Path
The Noble Eightfold Path
Right Understanding
Understanding The Four Truths
Understanding Merit And Demerit
Understanding The Three Characteristics
Unprofitable Questions
Five Fetters
Unwise Considerations
The Six Views About The Self
Wise Considerations
The Sotapanna or `Stream-Enterer'
The Ten Fetters
The Noble Ones
Mundane And Supermundane Understanding
Conjoined With Other Steps
Free from All Theories
The Three Characteristics
Views and Discussions About the Ego
Past, Present and Future
The Two Extremes (Annihilation and Eternity Belief) and the Middle Doctrine
Dependent Origination
Rebirth-Producing Karma
Cessation of Karma
Right Thought
Mundane And Supermundane Thought
Conjoined with Other Factors
Right Speech
Abstaining from Tale-bearing
Abstaining from Harsh Language
Abstaining from Vain Talk
Mundane and Supermundane Speech
Conjoined with Other Factors
Right Action
Abstaining from Killing
Abstaining from Stealing
Abstaining from Unlawful Sexual Intercourse
Mundane And Supermundane Action
Conjoined With Other Factors
Right Livelihood
Mundane and Supermundane Right Livelihood
Conjoined with Other Factors
Right Effort
I. The Effort to Avoid
2. The Effort to Overcome
Five Methods of Expelling Evil Thoughts
3. The Effort to Develop
4. The Effort to Maintain
Right Mindfulness
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
1. Contemplation of the Body
2. Contemplation of the Feelings
3. Contemplation of the Mind
4. Contemplation of the Mind-Objects
Nibbna Through Ânpna-sati
Right Concentration
Its Definition
Its Objects
Its Requisites
Its Development
The Four Absorptions
Gradual Development of the Eightfold Path in the Progress of the Disciple
Confidence and Right Thought
Morality
Control of the Senses
Mindfulness and Clear Comprehension
Absence of the Five Hindrances
The Absorptions
Insight
Nibbâna
The Silent Thinker
The True Goal
Buddhist Literature
Index of Pali Terms


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