printable zen stuff

zen(ish) stuff

three conceits:

  1. I am better than...
  2. I am worse than...
  3. I am equal to...

4 bodhisvata vows:

  1. beings are numberless, I vow to save them.
  2. desires are inexhaustible, I vow to end them.
  3. dharma gates are boundless, I vow to enter them.
  4. buddha's way is unsurpassable, I vow to become it.

4 seals:

  1. all composite phenomena are impermanent
  2. all contaminated things and events are unsatisfactory
  3. all phenomena are empty and selfless
  4. nirvana is true peace

5 hindrances:

  1. craving
  2. anger
  3. laziness
  4. worry
  5. doubt

4 noble truths:

  1. life is suffering.
  2. suffering is caused by selfish craving.
  3. selfish craving can be destroyed.
  4. it can be destroyed by following the Eightfold Path.

8-fold path:

  1. right understanding
  2. right purpose
  3. right speech
  4. right conduct
  5. right vocation
  6. right effort
  7. right alertness
  8. right concentration

8 worldly concerns:

  1. gain
  2. loss
  3. pleasure
  4. pain
  5. praise
  6. blame
  7. fame
  8. disgrace

10 fetters:

  1. belief in a separate "self"
  2. doubt
  3. attachment to ritual
  4. sensual desire
  5. ill will
  6. attachment to material existence
  7. attachment to immaterial existence
  8. conceit
  9. restlessness
  10. ignorance