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.

6 Perfections

  1. Giving with no thought of giving.
  2. Morality with no thought of morality.
  3. Patience with no thought of patience.
  4. Effort with no thought of effort.
  5. Meditation with no thought of meditation.
  6. Wisdom with no thought of wisdom.

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