Diagram of the Dhamma

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


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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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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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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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I like it!

Though I think a Christian might gasp in horror at the shape...
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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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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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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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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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It looks cool. I wish I knew more then a couple of words in Pali.

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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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"Overcome the liar by truth." (Dhp 223)
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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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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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