August 14, 2010

Buddhism diagrammed

buddhism, diagram of buddhism, sabio lantz Last time I wrote about a diagram outlining Buddhism I referred to it as "Buddhism in a nutshell" (see "A picture and a thousand words"). I won't make the mistake again—some cried foul because they felt the diagram was incomplete or biased. Well, I suppose that would have to be the case for any diagram claiming to outline the whole of Buddhism (although in this case, the author makes no such claim) but I like diagrams and enjoyed this one, by blogger Sabio Lantz at Triangulations.

 You can treat it like a Hilights magazine puzzle: "Find the Buddha," or "What's missing?" You can click here for the original—and more readable—version. UPDATE: Following a few suggestions in the comments section, Sabio Lantz has updated his diagram to include the Four Bramhaviharas. Take a look—nice job!

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Morning Star Dhamma's picture

Oh, there it is! Never mind. A slightly different presentation than I expected, but nice.

Morning Star Dhamma's picture

How about Paticca-samuppada? Not to make things too complicated, but dependent origination is pretty fundamental.

Matt's picture

That's pretty cool. How about a high-resolution PDF for downloading and printing?

Jill's picture

Thanks for the diagram. Curious what software you used to make it.

James Shaheen's picture

@ Sabio - Great, I updated the post with a link to the revised diagram. "Follow this thread by e-mail"--I'll let Philip Ryan, our web editor know. Thanks for the suggestion.

Sabio Lantz's picture

@ Mamculana, James & Daniel

Check out the new addition + some Chinese/Japanese terms.

PS: to facilitate communication on this blog, you may wish to consider adding a "follow this thread by e-mail" check-option. Just a thought.

Sabio Lantz's picture

Thank you. I had considered it too. I will add it.
Though central in my practice, I worried about:
a) the passage as not accepted by all Buddisms
b) where to put it (I think meditative training is goodness
Thank you kindly

Daniel Peterson's picture

Yes, it would

James Shaheen's picture

Including the brahmaviharas (aka the 4 immeasurables) would solve that, wouldn't it? Under "meditative training"?

mamculuna's picture

OK, I'd like to see some reference to wisdom and compassion. I guess wisdom is included in the 8-fold path (right view), but compassion is only implied.

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