Buddhist Lists

I have used these traditional Buddhist lists as ways to think about inventory in the Twelve Step meaning of the word (found in Steps 4 and 10)

Five Hindrances:

  1. Desire
  2. Aversion
  3. Sloth and Torpor (sleepiness and dullness)
  4. Restlessness and Worry
  5. Doubt

Seven Factors of Awakening

  1. Mindfulness
  2. Investigation (of Dharmas)
  3. Energy
  4. Joy
  5. Tranquility
  6. Concentration
  7. Equanimity

Five Precepts

  1. I take the training precept to refrain from killing (or harming) living beings
  2. I take the training precept to refrain from taking that which is not given (stealing)
  3. I take the training precept to refrain from sexual misconduct
  4. I take the training precept to refrain from harsh or false speech (lying)
  5. I take the training precept to refrain from taking intoxicants that cause heedlessness

Ten Paramitas

  1. Generosity
  2. Morality
  3. Renunciation
  4. Wisdom
  5. Energy
  6. Patience
  7. Truthfulness
  8. Determination
  9. Lovingkindness
  10. Equanimity

Noble Eightfold Path

  1. Right View
  2. Right Intention
  3. Right Speech
  4. Right Action
  5. Right Livelihood
  6. Right Effort
  7. Right Mindfulness
  8. Right Concentration

Right Daily Recollections

  1. I am of the nature to age; I have not gone beyond aging.
  2. I am of the nature to sicken; I have not gone beyond sickness.
  3. I am of the nature to die; I have not gone beyond death.
  4. I must be separated and parted from everyone and everything I hold dear.
  5. I am born of my karma; related to my karma; supported by my karma; the owner of my karma. Whatever karma I do, whether good or evil, this I will inherit.