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BEGINNER’S MIND

BUDDHISM BY THE NUMBERS

BUDDHISM IS USUALLY thought of as a path of practice. But it is equally a path of training (which is in fact one of the synonyms for practice). We train our minds, but it goes deeper than that. We train our whole being. We train in the very way we live.

Buddhist training falls into three categories. In Sanskrit, they are called (discipline or ethical living), (concentration), and (insight or wisdom). Together, they summarize the Buddha’s fourth noble truth, the path to enlightenment.

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