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My Dhamma Charts

Post by Stiphan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:59 am

Hi all,

I created this Dhamma chart today. Any comments welcome. If you see any mistakes, if you have any advice as to how it can be improved, or if anything important is missing, please tell me.

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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by SarathW » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:18 am

Hi Stephen
For the first time I found a such summarized version in one chart. I did not have time to proof read it, but seems very comprehensive. :)
I saved it in my computer for future reference.
I hope a beginner will not be overwhelmed by this! :o
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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by Feathers » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:29 am

Wow at a quick glance that looks really useful. My only suggestion would be, did you consider colour-coding it?
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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by daverupa » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:41 am

I thought about a color-code as well, else putting it in three dimensions.

Otherwise, just memorize it. :tongue:
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by Feathers » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:34 pm

Stephen, would you mind if I used yours to make my own colour-coded version at some point? Of course if I ever post it anywhere I will give proper credit :smile: It is a brilliant resource.
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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by Stiphan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:40 pm

Feathers wrote:Stephen, would you mind if I used yours to make my own colour-coded version at some point? Of course if I ever post it anywhere I will give proper credit :smile: It is a brilliant resource.
I wouldn't mind at all, friend. Use it. Make it better. :)

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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by plwk » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:46 pm

Nice work stephen.
If I may suggest under Sangha..i know, i know space is a luxury :tongue:
a. Spelling: Once Returner
b. Under the 4 stages of sainthood:
i. those in training under the respective 4
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
The four pairs are (1) the person on the path to stream-entry, the person experiencing the fruit of stream-entry;
(2) the person on the path to once-returning, the person experiencing the fruit of once-returning;
(3) the person on the path to non-returning, the person experiencing the fruit of non-returning;
(4) the person on the path to arahantship, the person experiencing the fruit of arahantship.
The eight individuals are the eight types forming these four pairs.
ii. the sevenfold classes of disciples:
Bhikkhu, Bhikkhunī, Sikkhamānā, Samaṇera, Samaṇerī, Upāsaka & Upāsikā

Keep the charts coming :thumbsup:

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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by Stiphan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:11 pm

Hi plwk, I have made a few changes to the sangha section to accord with some of your suggestions. I think laypeople are not considered part of the sangha, so I've just included monks, nuns, and novices.

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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by DNS » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:15 pm

It looks great!

The only thing I see missing is the 5 types of wrong livelihood under "Right Livelihood"

The Cliff notes version of Theravada Buddhism! :thumbsup:

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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by Stiphan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:45 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:It looks great!

The only thing I see missing is the 5 types of wrong livelihood under "Right Livelihood"

The Cliff notes version of Theravada Buddhism! :thumbsup:
Added. :smile:

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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by Alobha » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:58 pm

Great Chart Stephen :smile:

Personally I'd love the additional pali words but that would take up too much space. Very good overview!

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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by Stiphan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:02 pm

Alobha wrote:Great Chart Stephen :smile:

Personally I'd love the additional pali words but that would take up too much space. Very good overview!
I can make one entirely in Pali if you want! It wouldn't be that difficult. :smile:

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Post by Alobha » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:43 pm

Stephen K wrote:
Alobha wrote:Great Chart Stephen :smile:

Personally I'd love the additional pali words but that would take up too much space. Very good overview!
I can make one entirely in Pali if you want! It wouldn't be that difficult. :smile:
That would be wonderful! If it uses the same layout, one would have a quick reference layout for core pali terms! :smile:

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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by Stiphan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:50 pm

Alobha wrote:
Stephen K wrote:
Alobha wrote:Great Chart Stephen :smile:

Personally I'd love the additional pali words but that would take up too much space. Very good overview!
I can make one entirely in Pali if you want! It wouldn't be that difficult. :smile:
That would be wonderful! If it uses the same layout, one would have a quick reference layout for core pali terms! :smile:
OK! I'll try and make it tomorrow.

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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by Coyote » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:51 pm

Really like this, thanks for making it and posting!
"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared."
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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by Stiphan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:00 pm

Coyote wrote:Really like this, thanks for making it and posting!
You're welcome :smile:

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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by Sylvester » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:06 am

Really nice! :twothumbsup:

Care to include "derived form" (upādāya rūpa) under the Form group?

If only you could bring in the 10 courses of skilfull action; 7 courses overlap with Right Speech and Right Action, while mental kamma has some partial overlap with 2 bits of Right Intention and some overlap with Right View that is mundane.

Perhaps "feeling" might be better catalogued as "pleasant, painful, neutral" rather than the more affective reactions of "happiness, suffering"?

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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by Stiphan » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:25 pm

Sylvester wrote:Really nice! :twothumbsup:

Care to include "derived form" (upādāya rūpa) under the Form group?

If only you could bring in the 10 courses of skilfull action; 7 courses overlap with Right Speech and Right Action, while mental kamma has some partial overlap with 2 bits of Right Intention and some overlap with Right View that is mundane.

Perhaps "feeling" might be better catalogued as "pleasant, painful, neutral" rather than the more affective reactions of "happiness, suffering"?
I have added "derived form", and have substituted "pleasant and painful" for "happiness and suffering". I don't think I have enough space for the 10 courses of skillful action, though. Thanks for your suggestions.

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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by Buckwheat » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:33 pm

Excellent work, Stephen. I have a habit of making "comprehensive" lists and charts, but now that I see one that has been "peer-reviewed" I can use it as an answer key to see if I am missing anything. If you do create one in Pali, please post it. On these lists I like to work in Pali.

Thanks.
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Re: My Dhamma Chart

Post by Stiphan » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:32 pm

Pali version added in OP below English version.

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