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Diagram of the Dhamma

Postby Stephen K » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:58 pm

Just made this diagram with Photoshop. Do you like it?


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Re: Diagram of the Dhamma

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:04 pm

Since it is all in Pali, I moved it to the Pali forum.

It looks good. I like the representation of the Four Noble Truths.

How about some more 'positive' terms on there? :tongue:

Perhaps:

metta
karuna
mudita
upekkha
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Re: Diagram of the Dhamma

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:48 pm

I see what you are doing, making a diagram that summarizes the entire Dhamma and showing the overlaps and how it falls into the Four Noble Truths. I like it!

Perhaps, the formless jhanas could be added / overlapping with Nirodha. And then perhaps the brahma viharas could go off one extension of magga? If you are interested.
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Re: Diagram of the Dhamma

Postby Stephen K » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:13 pm

Yep, you got it!

Could be nice if I could find a way of including the factors of the path too.
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Re: Diagram of the Dhamma

Postby Tex » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:17 pm

I like it!

Though I think a Christian might gasp in horror at the shape...
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Re: Diagram of the Dhamma

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:48 pm

Stefan wrote:Yep, you got it!
Could be nice if I could find a way of including the factors of the path too.


How about writing something like:

magga:

and then under that:

samma ditthi
and all the rest down to samadhi

and then you could overlap sati (mindfulness) with the other 7 factors of enlightenment.

And then it might be complete!
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Re: Diagram of the Dhamma

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:49 pm

Tex wrote:Though I think a Christian might gasp in horror at the shape...


:lol:

Another reason to add some more terms to it!
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Re: Diagram of the Dhamma

Postby Stephen K » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:51 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:
Stefan wrote:Yep, you got it!
Could be nice if I could find a way of including the factors of the path too.


How about writing something like:

magga:

and then under that:

samma ditthi
and all the rest down to samadhi

and then you could overlap sati (mindfulness) with the other 7 factors of enlightenment.

And then it might be complete!

Great idea! Will do it tomorrow. Time for bed now... :hello: :zzz:
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Re: Diagram of the Dhamma

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:23 am

Here is a quick sketch I did of one possibility to add / improve the image:

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That would include:

Dependent Origination, Four Noble Truths, Three characteristics, jhanas, 8-fold path, 7 factors of enlightenment, brahma viharas. All the basics, most important teachings and all deriving from the Four Noble Truths. The above is just a rough sketch and you can put it in a nice format with the photoshop or other format, other Pali terms at your discretion since this is your chart.
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Re: Diagram of the Dhamma

Postby A Medic » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:00 am

It looks cool. I wish I knew more then a couple of words in Pali.

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Re: Diagram of the Dhamma

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:26 am

Greetings Stefan,

I don't think you want to overcomplicate it.

I understood it as showing that dukkha is relevant to three key conceptual frameworks within the Dhamma.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Diagram of the Dhamma

Postby Stephen K » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:58 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Stefan,

I don't think you want to overcomplicate it.

I understood it as showing that dukkha is relevant to three key conceptual frameworks within the Dhamma.

Metta,
Retro. :)

Oh yes! You're right.
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Re: Diagram of the Dhamma

Postby Alexei » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:12 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:Here is a quick sketch I did of one possibility to add / improve the image:

Dukkhanirodha is not the same as nirodhasamāpatti.


In regard to dukkha:

    So it's obvious that in these two contexts the Buddha is speaking of dukkha in two different senses. Ajaan Suwat's mountain metaphor helps to explain how they are related. The heaviness of the mountain stands for dukkha as a common characteristic: the stress inherent in all compounded experiences. The fact that the mountain is heavy only for those who try to lift it stands for dukkha as a noble truth: the stress that comes only with clinging — the clinging that turns physical pain into mental pain, and turns aging, illness, and death into mental distress.
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