Numbers after each term indicates how many suttas have that topic.
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- aggregates (2)
- alms giving (6)Buddhist monks and nuns eat food offered to them by the lay disciples.
The Buddha created a system where lay people help the sangha by providing food and other requisites and the sangha helps the lay people by providing Dhamma teachings.
- Itv 107 Laypeople and monastics are helpful to each other
- Dhp verse 49 Monastics harm no one when they collect alms-food
- anger (13)
- animals (1)
- arahant (3)
- arrogance (2)
- attachment (1)
- death (8)The Supreme Buddha taught that as long as there is birth, there will be death. He also reminded us that we need to frequently remember that death may come at any time so that we work hard to purify our minds.
- defilements (5)Defilements are mental impurities that cause us to do unwholesome actions and keep us bound to the cycle of rebirth.
- delusion (7)
- dependent origination (2)
- desire (12)The Supreme Buddha taught in the Second Noble Truth that desire is the cause of suffering.
- detachment (1)
- deva (5)Devas are a type of heavenly being that exist as part of the sensual world. Rebirth in the deava worlds is due to previously done good actions. Like all forms of birth, devas have a limited life span, although it is much, much longer than humans’.
- developed mind (1)
- Dhamma (23)The Dhamma is the Supreme Buddha’s teaching and the second one of the Triple Gems.
- SN6.2 Even the Supreme Buddha honoured the Dhamma
- Snp 2.1 The Ratana Sutta teaches us the qualities of the Dhamma
- Itv 98 The Dhamma is the greatest gift
- SN 56.11 The first time the Buddha preached the Dhamma
- different worlds (1)
- diligence (1)
- disputes (1)
- divine eye (2)
- divine sound (1)
- divisive speech (1)
- gambling (1)
- generosity (6)
- ghost (1)
- giving (13)Dāna is the Pāli word for giving. The Supreme Buddha taught that giving is one of the three main ways to collect good karma.
- Itv 26 The Buddha’s knowledge about giving
- Itv 98 Ordinary giving and giving Dhamma
- Itv 75 People give in different ways
- Vv 5.8 A gift can be small and still be beneficial
- DN 30 Giving was one of the ways the Supreme Buddha achieved his power.
- giving reluctantly (1)
- gluttony (1)
- going for refuge (4)
- good friend (1)
- good friends (8)
Good friends, or kalyānamitta in Pāli, are a fundamental part of the Buddha’s path for us to enlightenment.
Once the Buddha explained that having good friends is 100% of the spiritual life. SN 45:2
- good karma (3)
- good talk (3)The Supreme Buddha encouraged his disciples to engage in good conversation about useful topics.
- gossip (1)
- greed (13)Greed is one of the three big problems of the mind that the Supreme Buddha taught us how to overcome. The other two are hatred and delusion.
- grief (8)
- verbal misconduct (1)
- Vinaya (1)
- virtue (17)The Supreme Buddha understood that virtue, or sīla in Pali language, is an essential part of the path. By keeping the five precepts as a foundation, we are able to develop all the wholesome qualities necessary on the path.