Most Important Ideas of Theravadin Buddhism?

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Re: Most Important Ideas of Theravadin Buddhism?

Post by DNS » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:49 pm

retrofuturist wrote: Uppekha is generally classified under Brahma-viharas (divide abidings) but may exists in other lists - I can't recall off the top of my head. David would be the one to ask - he's the list man!

Uppekkha is mentioned in several lists, here are some of the most important:

4 Brahma Viharas
7 factors of enlightenment
40 meditation subjects (one of the meditation subjects)
37 factors or wings to awakening
10 paramitas :oops: (long story, see other thread)

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Re: Most Important Ideas of Theravadin Buddhism?

Post by christopher::: » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:29 pm

Hi Paul & David,

Thank you for the information. Do you also have any thoughts, based on your personal experiences and dhamma practice, on how best to cultivate samatha and uppekha, and why they are both so essential?

I just started a new discussion on the topic, if anyone feels like sharing their insights and understandings.

Cultivating Samatha & Upekkha Successfully

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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