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Some of my meditation students asked me to sum up various Buddhist doctrines, so here they are, as stated by the Dalai Lama of Tibet in his book "Kindness, Clarity and Insight":


The 3 Jewels

1. Buddha
2. Dharma (Doctrine/ Teachings)
3. Sangha (Spiritual community)





The 6 Perfections:

1. giving
2. ethics
3. patience
4. effort
5. concentration
6. wisdom




The 3 Categories for Others:

1. friend
2. enemy
3. neutral



The 3 Attitudes towards Others:

1. desire
2. hatred
3. neglecting indifference

"When these three attitudes are generated, it is impossible to generate an altruistic attitude." p.34



The 2 Sources of Suffering

1. karmic sources
2. the afflictive emotions



The 3 kinds of actions:

1. virtuous
2. non-virtuous
3. neutral



The 3 main afflictive emotions:

1. obscuration
2. desire
3. hatred



The 2 Truths

1. conventional reality
2. Ultimate Reality



The 4 Noble Truths

1. true sufferings
2. sources
3. cessations
4. paths



The 10 Non-Virtues:

1. killing
2. stealing
3. - misconduct
4. lying
5. divisive talk
6. harsh speech
7. senseless chatter
8. covetousness
9. harmful intent
10. wrong views



The 6 Perfections

1. giving
2. ethics
3. patience
4. effort
5. concentration
6. wisdom




The sevenfold quintessential instructions of cause and effect,
to help us develop an altruistic attitude:

1. recognizing all sentient beings as mothers
2. becoming mindful of their kindness
3. developing an intention to repay their kindness
4. love
5. compassion
6. the unusual attitude
7. the altruistic intention to become enlightened for the sake of all sentient beings


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