Number

Numbered Lists

Two

Worldly and beyond

  • Loki : mundane
  • Lokotra : supramundane

Reality

  • Sammutti sacca : pannatti : Apparent reality
  • Paramattha sacca : paramattha : Ultimate reality

Nama – rupa “division”

  • Nama : Mental formations & characteristics
  • Rupa : Physical characteristics

Extremes to be avoided

  • Sensual pleasures
  • Self mortification

Types of meditation

  • Samatha : Concentration meditation
  • Vipassana : Insight meditation

Let Oo Saya

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Let Oo Saya

With my beloved spouse


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Old Days
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At Connecticut
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At Los Angeles

Grandma and Chit Sa Noe

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Grandma and CSN

U Sein Htoon and U Zeyar Linn : RUBC Captain and Gold


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Other Lists of Two Items

  • Life / Death
  • Young / Old
  • True / False
  • Yes / No
  • 0 / 1 (Binary)
  • Black / White
  • Front / Back
  • Top / Bottom
  • East / West
  • North / South
  • Online / Offline
  • Digital / Analog


Three

Lists of three items appear in several subjects.

  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Education
  • Hinduism
  • Logic
  • Measurement
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Public Speaking
  • Seasons
  • Space Travel
  • Sports

Buddhism

Triple Gems

  • Buddha (The Enlightened One)
  • Dhamma (Teachings)
  • Sangha (Monastic Order / Congregation of Paramatta Sangha)

Tipitaka (Three Baskets)

  • Vinaya (Monastic Rules of Conduct)
  • Sutta (Discourses)
  • Abhidhamma (Ultimate Reality)

Three Characteristics

  • Anicca (Impermanence)
  • Dukkha (Unsatisfactoriness)
  • Anatta (No soul)

Teaching of All Buddhas

  • Refrain from doing evil
  • Do good deeds
  • Cultivate one’s mind

Groups for The Path

  • Sila (Morality)
  • Samadhi (Concentration)
  • Panna (Wisdom)

Pillars

  • Pariyatti (Teaching)
  • Paripatti (Practice)
  • Pariveda (Realization)

Christianity

Trinity

  • Father
  • Son
  • Holy Spirit

Education

School Types

  • Primary School
  • Middle School (or Junior High School)
  • High School

Degrees

  • Bachelor
  • Master
  • Doctorate

Hinduism

Most well-known Hindu Gods

  • Brahma (Creator)
  • Vishnu (Preserver)
  • Shiva (Destroyer)

Logic

Three-valued Logic

  • Yes
  • No
  • Do not care

Measurement

Time

  • Hour
  • Minute
  • Second

Angle

  • Degree
  • Minute
  • Second

Music

Musical Envelope

  • Rise (or attack)
  • Sustain
  • Fall (or decay)

Physics

Primary constituents of an atom

  • Electron
  • Proton
  • Neutron

Public Speaking

Persuasion

  • Ethos
  • Pathos
  • Logos

Standard Toastmasters Meeting

  • Prepared Speeches
  • Table Topics (Impromptu Speeches)
  • Evaluation

Speech
(Also apply to most writings)

  • Introduction (or Beginning)
  • Body
  • Conclusion (or Ending)

Seasons

Seasons in Myanmar

  • Hot Season
  • Rainy Season
  • Cold Season

Space Travel

Early NASA Projects

  • Mercury (for one astronaut)
  • Gemini (for two astronauts)
  • Apollo (for three astronauts)

Apollo Modules

  • Service Module
  • Command Module
  • Lunar Module

Apollo Crew

  • Mission Commander (e.g. Neil Armstrong for Apollo11)
  • Command Module Pilot (e.g. Michael Collins for Apollo11)
  • Lunar Module Pilot (e.g. Buzz Aldrin for Apollo11)

Sports

Medals

  • Gold (for first prize)
  • Silver (for second prize)
  • Bronze (for third prize)

Jumps

  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Triple Jump


Four

Four Recent Buddhas

  • Kakusandha
  • Konagamana
  • Kassapa
  • Gautama

Four Noble Truths

  • Dukkha : Unsatisfactoriness, misery, suffering
  • Samudiya : Cause of suffering
  • Niyoda : Cessation of suffering
  • Magga : The Path, The “Middle Way”

Four Foundation of Mindfulness

  • Kayanupassana : Contemplation of the body
  • Vedananupassana : Contemplation of the vedana (“feeling”)
  • Cittanupassana : Contemplation of the citta (“mind”)
  • Dhammanupassana : Contemplation of the dhamma (“general objects — not covered by the above”

Four Brahma Vihara Practice

  • Metta : Loving kindness (Unbounded love)
  • Karuna : Compassion
  • Mudita : Altruistic joy, Sympathetic joy
  • Uppekkha : Equanimity

Four Guardian deities

  • Dhatarattha (East)
  • Virulhaka (South)
  • Virupkkha (West)
  • Kuvera (North)

Four Seasons

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn / Fall
  • Winter

Card Suits

  • Club
  • Diamond
  • Heart
  • Spade

Four alumni in SF Bay Area mini-gathering

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  • Maurice Chee
  • Hla Min
  • Khin Maung Zaw
  • Benny Tan


Five

First Five disciples

  • Kondanna
  • Baddhiya
  • Vappa
  • Mahanama
  • Asajji

Five Khandas / Aggregates

  • Rupakkhandha : Material phenomena
  • Vedanakkhanda : Feeling
  • Sannakkhanda : Perception
  • Sankharakkhnada : Formations
  • Vinnanakkhandha : Consciousness

Five Precepts

Abstain from

  • Killing
  • Stealing
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Lies
  • Intoxicants (liquor, drugs)

Five Senses

  • Hearing
  • Sight
  • Smell
  • Taste
  • Touch

Five Nikaya / Collection

  • Digha Nikaya : “long collection”
  • Majjhima Nikaya : “middle-length collection”
  • Samyutta Nikaya : “grouped collection” — “thematically linked discourses”
  • Anguttara Nikaya : the “further-factored collection” — discourses grouped by content enumerations
  • Khuddaka Nikaya : the “collection of little texts”


Six

Six Nivarnas / Hindrances

  • Kammacchanda : sense-desire
  • Vyapada : ill-will
  • Thina-middha : sloth and torpor
  • Udhhacca-kukkucca : restlessness and brooding or worry
  • Vicikiccha : skeptical doubt or perplexity
  • Avijja : ignorance

Six Kinds of Craving

  • rupa tanha : craving for visible objects
  • sadda tanya : craving for sounds
  • gandha tanya : craving for smells or odors
  • rasa tanya : craving for tastes
  • photthabha tanha : craving for bodily impressions
  • dhmaa tanha : craving for mental impressions

Six Hetus / Roots

  • Three Immoral Roots / Akusala
  • Loba : greed, attachment, avarice
  • Dosa : Ill-will, hanger, hatred
  • Moha : Ignorance, delusion
  • Three Moral Roots / Kusala
  • Alobha : non-attachment, charity
  • Adosa : good-will, loving kindness
  • Amoha : wisdom

Six Caritas / Types of Nature

  • aga carita : greedy natured
  • Dosa carita : hate natured
  • Moha carita : stupid, dull natured
  • Saddha carita : faithful natured (confidence in the Triple Gem)
  • Buddha carita : intelligent natured (rely on reason)
  • Vitakka carita : ruminating natured (“think” but do not accomplish much)

Six Buddhist Councils / Synods

  • First Three Councils in India
  • Fourth Council in Ceylon
  • Fifth Council in Mandalay Burma
  • Sixth Council in Rangoon, Burma

Six Sense Doors

  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Body
  • Mind


Seven

Seven Stages of Purification

  • Sila visuddhi : purification of virtue or morality
  • Citta visuddhi : purification of mind
  • Dithi vissudhi : purification of view
  • Kankaviratana vissudhhi : purification by overcoming doubt
  • Maggamaggananadassana vissudhi : purification by knowledge and vision of what is path and what is not path
  • Patipadanadassana vissuddhi : purification by knowlege and vision of the way
  • Nanadassana vissudhi : purification of knowledge and vision

Seven good states / Satta Saddhamma

  • Saddha : Faith (confidence)
  • Hiri : Moral shame (shame of wrong doing)
  • Ottapa : Moral dread (fear of wrong doing)
  • Bahusutta : Great learning
  • Araddhavariya : Energy
  • Upatthassati : Mindfulness
  • Panna : wisdom

Seven Meditation Subjects

  • Ten Kasinas
  • Ten kinds of foulness
  • Ten recollections
  • Four illimitables, Four sublime states, or Four divine abodes
  • One perception of loathsomeness in food
  • One analysis of the four elements
  • Four immaterial states

Seven Mercury astronauts

  • Alan B. Shepard — Freedom 7
  • Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom — Liberty Bell 7
  • John H. Glenn, Jr. — Friendship 7
  • Malcolm Scott Carpenter — Aurora 7
  • Walter M. Schirra, Jr. — Sigma 7
  • L. Gordon Cooper, Jr. — Faith 7
  • Donald K. “Deke” Slayton — grounded after 10,000 hours of training due to a heart murmur

Other List of Seven Items

  • Seven factors of enlightenment / Bhojjhangas
  • Seven places where Buddha spent
    seven days each meditating after His Enlightenment
  • Seven days of the week


Eight

Eight Magggingas

  • Samma dithi : right view
  • Samma sankappa : right thoughts
  • Samma vac : right speech
  • Samma kamanta : right action
  • Samma ajiva : right livelihood
  • Samma vayamo : right effort
  • Samma sati : right mindfulness
  • Samma samadhi : right concentration

Eight Precepts for Ajivatthamaka sila

Abstain from

  • killing living beings
  • taking what is not freely given
  • committing sexual misconduct
  • telling lies
  • slandering or divisive speech
  • harsh speech
  • frivolous talk or talking nonsense
  • wrong livelihood

Eighth Uposatha Precepts

Abstain from

  • killing living beings
  • taking what is not freely given
  • ignoble conduct (sexual intercourse)
  • telling lies
  • intoxicating drinks and drugs that cause heedlessness
  • eating after mid-day (until next dawn)
  • (a) dancing, singing, playing music, witnessing shows or entertainment
    (b) wearing flowers, using perfumes, beautifying with cosmetics
  • using high and luxurious seas and beds

Eight Importune Moments

Being born

  • in hell
  • in the animal realm
  • in the Peta realm (of ghosts or ever-hungry beings) and in the Asura realm (of demons)
  • as a long-lived Brahma in the realms of No-Perception (Asannasatta) and No-Form (Arupaloka)
  • as a person in a remote borderland inaccessible to monks, nuns, and lay people
  • as a person with wrong views
  • as a man with no intelligence to understand the Dhamma
  • as a man with intelligence but when the Buddha has not arisen


Nine

Nine Qualities of the Buddha

He is
1. Accomplished
2. Perfectly Enlightened
3. Endowed with Knowledge and Conduct (or Practice)
4. Well-gone or well-spoken
5. the Knower of worlds
6. the Guide Unsurpassed of men to be tamed
7. the Teacher of gods and men
8. Enlightened
9. Blessed

Nine Qualities of the Sangha

The community of the disciples of the Buddha has practiced
1. the good (right) way
2. the straight way
3. the way to Nibbanna
4. the proper way

This community of the disciples of the Blessed One that has the Four Pairs of persons, the Eight Kinds of individuals
5. is worthy of gifts
6. is worthy of hospitality
7. is worthy of offerings
8. is worthy of reverential salutation
9. is an unsurpassed field of merit for the world


Ten

Ten Bases of meritorious action

  • Dana : giving
  • Sila : morality
  • Bhavana : mediation
  • Apacayana : reverence
  • Veyyavacca : service
  • Pattidana : sharing of one’s merit
  • Pattanumodana : rejoicing in others’ merit
  • Dhamma desana : teaching or preaching the dhamma
  • Dhamma savana : listening to the dhamma
  • Ditthijukamma : straightening one’s right view

Ten Kasinas

  • Earth kasina
  • Water kasina
  • Fire kasina
  • Air kasina
  • Blue kasina
  • Yellow kasina
  • Red kasina
  • White kasina
  • Space kasina or limited-space kasina
  • Light kasina

Ten Kinds of Recollections (Anusati)

The recollection of

  • the Buddha
  • the Dhamma
  • the Sangha
  • morality
  • generosity
  • devas or deities
  • peace
  • death

The mindfulness of

  • the body
  • breathing

Wisdom-Powers of the Buddha (Dasa bala)

Understanding as it truly is

  • the possible as possible and the impossible as impossible
  • the results of actions (kammas) undertaken, past, present, and future, with possibilities and with causes
  • the ways leading to all destinations (all the states of existence and nibbana)
  • the world with its many and different elements
  • how beings have different inclinations
  • the disposition of the faculty of other beings, other persons
  • the defilement, the cleaning and the emergence of the jhanas, liberations, concentrations, and attainments

Pu-Di-Ah (three kinds of “special” knowledge)

  • recollecting His manifold past lives
  • with the divine eye seeing the beings passing away and reappearing, inferior and superior, fair and ugly, fortunate and unfortunate (understanding how beings pass on according to kammas)
  • by realizing for Himself with direct knowledge, here and now entering upon and abiding in the deliverance of mind and deliverance of wisdom that are tainteless with the destruction of the taints

Other lists of tens

  • Ten Paramis / Perfections
  • Ten Good actions
  • Ten Evil or bad actions
  • Ten Precepts of a novice
  • Zat Taw Gyi Hse Bwe
    Last ten lives of the Bodhistatta (Jataka tales)

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