Food or nutriment is of four kinds: 1.ordinary material food
(kabalinkarahara); 2.contact (of sense organs with sense
objects, phassahara); 3.consciousness (vinnanahara);
and 4.mental volition (manasancetanahara). See The
Four Nutriments of Life by Nyanaponika Thera. Wheel No.
105/106. Buddhist Publication Society, (BPS) Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Non-attractiveness, foulness; (literally non-beautifulness).
Feeling or sensation is of three kinds : pleasant, unpleasant
and neutral feeling.
The five aggregates subject to grasping: matter, feeling or
sensation, perceptions, mental (volitional) formations, and
The internal six-fold base: the five physical sense organs (eye,
ear, nose, tongue, body and the mind base (vide Dependent
Origination or Paticca samuppada, by Piyadassi Thera,
Wheel No. 15, BPS).
Bojjhanga, Seven Factors of Enlightenment: 1. Mindfulness,
2. Investigation of the dhamma, 3. Energy, 4. Rapture or happiness,
5. Calm, 6. Concentration and 7. Equanimity (vide Seven Factors
of Enlightenment, by Piyadassi Thera, Wheel No. 1, BPS).
Noble Eightfold Path: see Discourse
on the Analysis of the Truths.
Four Pairs of Persons constitute the four kinds of aryan
disciples who have attained the four paths (or stages) and four
fruits of sanctity (magga and phala). The four
stages are: sotapatti ('Stream Entry') where self-illusion,
doubt and ritualism are ended, sakadagami ('Once-return')
where sensuality and ill will are weakened, anagami ('Non-return')
where sensuality and ill will are ended, and arahattha
('Arahantship') where craving for form, craving for formless
phenomena, conceit, restlessness and ignorance are ended. (Ten
bonds or fetters (sanyojanas) that bind the mind to the
cycle of rebirths are in Pali: sakkaya ditti, vicikiccha,
silabbata-paramasa, kama-raga, vyapada, rupa-raga, arupa-raga,
mana, uddhacca and avijja, respectively. See Mahaparinibbana
Sutta, D.16; Three Cardinal Discourses by Bhikkhu
Nanamoli Thera, Wheel Publ. No.17.)
Nine abodes of beings: the abodes where beings such as humans,
animals, devas, ghosts, and brahmas are born, and the realms
of the infinity of space, infifnity of consciousness, of nothiness,
and of neither perception and non-perception (see Minor Readings
and Illustrator, by Bhikkha Nanamoli, Pali Text Society,
Ten Attributes of an Arahant, or Asekha,
one who has completed his moral and spiritual training, i.e.
the Consummate One: 1. Right Understanding, 2. Right Thought,
3. Right Speech, 4. Right Action, 5. Right Livelihood, 6. Right
Effort, 7. Right Mindfulness, 8. Right Concentration, 9. Right
Knowledge (Sammanana), 10. Right Deliverance (Samma
vimutti) which is the fruit of Arahantship.