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I. Right Understanding (Samma-ditthi)


  1. The Four Noble Truths (Ariyan Sacca)
2. The Ten Kinds Of Immoralities (Akusala kammapatha)
3. The Ten Meritorious Deeds (Kusala kammapatha)
4. The Three Universal Characteristics (Ti-lakkhana)
5. The Ten Fetters (Samyojana)
6. The Noble Ones (Ariya-puggala)
7. Dependent Origination (Paticca samuppada)
 

(I) The Ten Kinds of Immorality (Akusula)

 

1. Killing (Panatipata)
2. Stealing (Adinnadana)
3. Sexual Misconduct (Kamesumicchacara)
4. Lying (Musavada)
5. Slandering (Pisunavaca)
6. Harsh Speech (Pharusavaca)
7. Vain Talk (Samphappalapa)
8 Covetousness (Abhijjha)
9. Hatred (Vyapada)
10. False View (Micchaditthi)

 

(II) The Ten Meritorious Deeds (Kusula)

 

1. Generosity (Dana)
2. Morality (Sila)
3. Meditation (Bhavana)
4. Reverence (Apacayana)
5. Services (Veyyavacca)
6. Transference of merits (Pattidana)
7. Rejoicing in others' merits (Pattanumodana)
8. Hearing the doctrine (Dhamma Savanna)
9. Expounding the doctrine (Dhamma Desana)
10. Straightening ones' views (Ditthijju-Kamma)

 

(III) The Three Universal Characteristics of Existence or The Three Signs (Ti-lakkhana)

 

All formations are : -
1. Impermanent (Anicca) - Transient
2. Suffering (Dukkha) - Unsatisfactory nature of things
3. Non-Self (Anatta) - Without a Self

 

(IV) Sainthood (Ariyans) and the Ten Fetters (Samyojana)

[I] Stream-Winner (Sotapanna) eradicates

1. Self-illusion (Sakkayaditthi)
2. Doubts (Vicikiccha)
3. Indulgence in wrongful rites and ceremonies (Silabata Paramasa)

[II] Once-Returner (Sakadagami) eradicates

1. Self-illusion (Sakkayaditthi)
2. Doubts (Vicikiccha)
3. Indulgence in wrongful rites and ceremonies (Silabata Paramasa)

and weaken

4. Sense-desire (Kamaraga)
5. Hatred (Patigha)

[III] Non-Returner (Anagami) eradicates

1. Self-illusion (Sakkayaditthi)
2. Doubts (Vicikiccha)
3. Indulgence in wrongful rites and ceremonies (Silabata Paramasa)
4. Sense-desire (Kamaraga)
5. Hatred (Patigha)

[IV] An Arahant eradicates

1. Self-illusion (Sakkayaditthi)
2. Doubts (Vicikiccha)
3. Indulgence in wrongful rites and ceremonies (Silabata Paramasa)
4. Sense-desire (Kamaraga)
5. Hatred (Patigha)
6. Attachment to Rupa Jhanas & Form-sphere (Ruparaga)
7. Attachment to Arupa Jhanas & Formless-sphere (Aruparaga)
8. Conceit (Mana)
9. Restlessness (Uddhacca)
10. Not-knowingness or Ignorance (Avijja)