Theravada Buddhist Temple and Vipassana Meditation Center

Theravada Buddhist Temple and Vipassana Meditation Center

The Georgia Buddhist Vihara is dedicated to the promotion of the Theravada Buddhist teachings through the practice of meditation, study of Buddhist scriptures, Dhamma School for children and regular religious ceremonies. The Vihara was established in 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011




37 Qualities Leading to Awakening (Bodhipakkiya)
CategoriesPali termsEnglish translation
4 Foundations of Mindfulness

(Satipaṭṭhāna)
KayanupassanaMindfulness of the body
VedanupassanaMindfulness of the feelings/sensations
CittanupassanaMindfulness of the mind/mental processes
DhammanupassanaMindfulness of phenomena/reality/Dhamma
4 Right Efforts

(Sammappadhāna)
SaṃvarappadhānaṃEffort to prevent unarisen, unwholesome states of mind from arising
PahānappadhānaṃEffort to abandon unarisen, unwholesome states of mind from arising
BhāvanāppadhānaṃEffort  to develop unarisen wholesome states of mind
AnurakkhaṇappadhānaṃEffort to develop and perfect arisen wholesome states of mind
4 Means to Accomplishment

(Iddhipādā)
ChandaDesire (or will) to act (this is a positive quality, NOT to be confused with lobha, desire as greed)
ViriyaEnergy
CittaConsciousness/thought
VīmaṃsāWisdom/Investigation
5 Faculties

(Indriyāni)
SaddhāConfidence/faith in the Buddha
ViriyaEnergy
SatiMindfulness
SamādhiConcentration
PaññāWisdom
5 Powers

(Balāni)
SaddhāFull development of Confidence/faith in the Buddha
ViriyaFull development of Energy
SatiFull development of Mindfulness
SamādhiFull development of Concentration
PaññāFull development of Wisdom
7 Enlightenment Factors

(Bojjhangā)
SatiMindfulness
DhammavicayaInvestigation of the Dhamma/reality (investigation into mental and material phenomena as they really are)
ViriyaEnergy
PītiJoy/zest
PassaddhiTranquillity
SamādhiConcentration
UpekkhāEquanimity
8 Path Factors

(Maggangāni)
Sammā-diṭṭhiRight View (wisdom in understanding the Four Noble Truths and knowledge of kamma)
Sammā-sankappaRight Intention (intention directed towards renunciation, intention directed towards good will in order to overcome hatred, and intention directed towards harmlessness to overcome violence)
Sammā-vācāRight Speech (refraining from false speech, malicious speech, harsh speech, and idle chatter)
Sammā-kammantaRight Action (refraining from killing, stealing, and sensual/sexual misconduct)
Sammā-ājivaRight Livelihood
Sammā-vāyāmaRight Effort (same as 4 Right Efforts [Sammappadhāna] listed above)
Sammā-satiRight Mindfulness (same as 4 Foundations of Mindfulness [Satipaṭṭhāna] listed above)
Sammā-samādhiRight Concentration (development of the 4 jhānic stages)




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