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Anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing).

  • The Buddha's principal teaching on ~: (MN.118)
  • How ~ leads to Awakening: (SN.54.013)
  • ~ should be developed no matter how far along you are in your meditation practice: [[[sn.54.008.vil |(SN.54.008)]]
  • As one of the ten Recollections: See Recollections, ten.
  • As one of the ten Perceptions: (AN.10.060)
  • As a method of subduing lust: SN.08.004
  • As a method of subduing annoying thoughts: Iti 3.36 (tj)
  • Five qualities a practitioner of ~ should develop: AN 5.96, AN 5.97, AN 5.98
  • Anapana Sati: Meditation on Breathing (Ariyadhamma)
  • "Basic Breath Meditation Instructions" (Thanissaro)
  • Dhamma talks by Thanissaro Bhikkhu: Meditations: Forty Dhamma Talks; Meditations 2; Meditations 3
  • "A Guided Meditation" (Thanissaro)
  • "The Agendas of Mindfulness" (Thanissaro)
  • "De-perception" (Thanissaro)
  • Breath Meditation Condensed (Kee)
  • Keeping the Breath in Mind (Lee)
  • See also many other books by Ajaan Lee and Ajaan Fuang.

Anatta (not-self). See also Tilakkhana (three characteristics of existence).

  • Reflection on ~ as a basis for insight: SN 22.59 (mm)
  • Why the Buddha did not take a position on the question of whether or not there is a self: SN 44.10
  • The views "I have a self" and "I have no self" are equally wrong: MN 22 (vj)
  • Identifying the five khandhas as "self" is the cause of affliction: SN 22.1 (mv)
  • As one of seven perceptions: AN 7.46
  • As one of ten perceptions: AN 10.60
  • Relation of ~ to dependent co-arising: DN 15
  • Contemplation of the six senses in terms of ~: MN 148 (hod)
  • Not understanding ~ is like being a dog tied to a post: SN 22.99
  • Three Basic Facts of Existence: Volume 3, Egolessness (various authors)
  • "Consciousnesses" (Lee)
  • The No-self Characteristic (Mendis)
  • "No-self or Not-self?" (Thanissaro)
  • "The Not-self Strategy" (Thanissaro)
  • Meditating on No-self (Khema)

Anger. See also Conflict; Ill-will (vyapada); Kilesa (defilements); Khanti (patience); Metta (loving-kindness); Nivarana (hindrances); War.

  • As the only thing that's good to kill: SN 1.71
  • What to do if someone is angry with you: SN 7.2, SN 11.4
  • What to do when ~ arises: Thag 6.12
  • The best response to ~ (a debate between two deities): SN 11.5
  • ~ can carve into you like an inscription in stone: AN 3.130
  • ~ can never be conquered with more ~: SN 11.4, Dhp 3
  • "Anger" (Dhammapada XVII)
  • The dangers of giving in to ~: AN 7.60
  • The Elimination of Anger (Piyatissa)
  • Positive Response: How to Meet Evil with Good (Buddharakkhita)

Anicca (impermanence, inconstancy). See also Tilakkhana (three characteristics of existence).

  • As one of seven perceptions: AN 7.46
  • As one of ten perceptions: AN 10.60
  • Ponder ~ constantly: Thag 1.111
  • Contemplate ~ to overcome ignorance: Iti 3.36 (tj)
  • Everything in the world is subject to disintegration: SN 35.82
  • The Three Basic Facts of Existence: Volume 1, Impermanence (Nyanaponika, ed)
  • "All About Change" (Thanissaro)

Anusaya (obsession; underlying tendency).

Anussati — see Recollections, ten.

Apaya-mukha (path to deprivation).

  • Advice to householders on how to avoid the ~: AN 8.54, DN 31
  • "The Path to Peace and Freedom for the Mind," (Lee)

Appamada (heedfulness, zeal).

Appropriate attention — see Yoniso-manasikara.

Arahant (fully-awakened being). See also Buddha; Nibbana.

  • Stock passage describing attainment of arahantship: AN 6.55
  • Stock passage describing the qualities of an ~: AN 6.55
  • Who can find fault in an ~?: Uda 7.6
  • Why an ~ continues meditating: SN 16.5
  • Does an ~ feel pain?: SN 1.38, SN 4.13 (fr)
  • Does an ~ grieve?: SN 21.2
  • An ~'s actions bear no kammic fruit, good or evil: AN 3.33, Dhp 39, Dhp 267, Dhp 412
  • What is the difference between an ~ and a Buddha?: SN 22.58
  • What is the difference between an ~ and a "learner" (sekha)?: SN 48.53
  • How to recognize if you're an ~: SN 35.152
  • "Arahants" (Dhammapada VII)
  • "Brahmans" (Dhammapada XXVI)
  • Fate of ~ after death: MN 72 (vj) MN 72 (nyg), SN 22.85, SN 22.86
  • Nine unskillful acts an ~ is incapable of doing: AN 9.7
  • "The Conventional Mind, the Mind Released," in Straight From the Heart (Boowa)

Ariya-atthangika magga — see Noble Eightfold Path.

Ariya sacca — see Four Noble Truths.

Asava (fermentations, effluents, outflows, taints). See also Kilesa.

Ascetic practices.

  • Thirteen ~: Thag 16.7
  • The Buddha describes the ~ he practiced as a bodhisatta: MN 12
  • Which ascetic practices should be observed?: AN 10.94

Asoka (Indian King, r. 273-232 B.C.E.).

  • The Edicts of King Asoka (Dhammika)
  • That the True Dhamma Might Last a Long Time: Readings Selected by King Asoka (Thanissaro)

Asubha (unattractiveness, loathsomeness). See also Body; Nibbida; Sensuality.

  • Contemplation of ~ to maintain one's resolve towards celibacy: SN 35.127
  • As one of seven beneficial reflections: AN 7.46
  • Mastery of ~ is a quality to be developed: MN 152 (fr)
  • Unattractiveness of the body as one of ten perceptions: AN 10.60
  • The body as an unlanced boil: AN 9.15
  • Using contemplation of ~ to subdue lust: Iti 3.36 (tj); also "The Work of a Contemplative," in Things as They Are (Boowa)
  • Ven. Ananda's advice to Ven. Vangisa on overcoming lust: SN 8.4
  • Ajaan Maha Boowa's story of conquering lust by contemplating ~: "An Heir to the Dhamma," in Straight From the Heart (Boowa)
  • Ven. Sister Subha plucks out an eye: Thig 14.1
  • Bag of Bones: A Miscellany on the Body (Khantipalo)

Attachment. See also Sensuality; Tanha (craving).

Attha-sila (the eight precepts) — see Precepts.

Aversion — see Ill-will (vyapada).

Avijja (ignorance). See also Kilesa (defilements); Paticca-samuppada (dependent co-arising).

  • As a flood: SN 45.171
  • As a yoke: AN 4.10
  • As one of the fetters (Sanyojana): AN 10.13 (fr)
  • As one of the obsessions (Anusaya): AN 7.11, AN 7.12
  • As the cause of wrong view, wrong resolve, etc.: SN 45.1
  • What one thing must one abandon in order to overcome ~?: SN 35.80
  • "Ignorance" in the Path to Freedom pages
  • Understanding of ~ as a basis for Right View: MN 9 (anatta)
  • As an obstruction: Iti 1.14
  • "Unawareness Converges…," in Straight From the Heart (Boowa)
  • "Ignorance" (Thanissaro)
  • "The Intricacies of Ignorance" (Kee)

Awakening. See also Nibbana; Vimutti (release).

  • Factors for ~: see Bojjhanga.
  • Is ~ "gradual" or "sudden"?: Uda 5.5
  • "The Meaning of the Buddha's Awakening" — in Part III of Refuge: An Introduction to the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha (Thanissaro)
  • "A Refuge in Awakening" (Lee)

Awareness — see Sati.

Ayoniso manasikara (inappropriate attention). See also Yoniso manasikara (appropriate attention).

  • What to do when the mind is being consumed by unskillful thoughts: SN 9.11

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