Order of Learning/Practicing Dhamma

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Order of Learning/Practicing Dhamma

Postby Tom » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:58 am

Is there a specific sequential order in which one must pratice/learn the dhamma in order to reach the final goal? If so, what is this order?

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Re: Order of Learning/Practicing Dhamma

Postby jcprice » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:08 pm

Hi ccharles,

what you may be looking for is what is referred to as the Gradual Training.

has a good introductory article on the topic.

At a high level, the key steps in practice are:
1. Cultivation of generosity.
2. Cultivation of morality (ie 5 Precepts)
2. Practice of the Noble Eightfold Path (this will take you to the final goal).
Each stage lays foundations for the next.

Each of the stages is supported by relevant understanding (loosely):
1. Kamma
2. Rebirth
3. Four Noble Truths

Ideally, the real first step is to seek out a teacher.

I hope this is helpful.

With metta,

Jason

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Re: Order of Learning/Practicing Dhamma

Postby Javi » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:24 pm

As far as textual study, by Bhikkhu Bodhi does a great job of introducing the major concepts of dhamma.
:anjali:
Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā — All things decay and disappoint, it is through vigilance that you succeed — Mahāparinibbāna Sutta

Tārakā timiraṃ dīpo māyāvaśyāya budbudaḥ supinaṃ vidyud abhraṃ ca evaṃ draṣṭavya saṃskṛtam — A shooting star, a clouding of the sight, a lamp, An illusion, a drop of dew, a bubble, A dream, a lightning’s flash, a thunder cloud — This is the way one should see the conditioned — Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā

I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a chase after wind — Ecclesiastes 1.14

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Re: Order of Learning/Practicing Dhamma

Postby Bakmoon » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:50 am

The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.

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Re: Order of Learning/Practicing Dhamma

Postby Tom » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:25 pm

Are there any suttas where the Buddha discusses pariyatti?

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