Four Dhamma Tools

I was reading Buddhadasa Bhikkhu’s “Mindfulness with Breathing” and in it he presented a list of tools that I hadn’t seen anywhere previously.  These are four tools that are supposed to be helpful to us in the cultivation of the spiritual journey.

They are:

1) sati: mindfulness/reflective awareness

2) sampajanna: wisdom in action

3) panna: wisdom/spiritual knowledge

4) samadhi: concentration/stability


Buddhism is full of wonderful and useful lists for us to learn. I will add this one. I like it.


About Daniel Scharpenburg

Daniel Scharpenburg is an independent dharma teacher living in Kansas City. He gives online teachings through the Open Heart Project, the largest virtual mindfulness community in the world. His writing has appeared in Lion's Roar, Patheos, Tattooed Buddha, and Elephant Journal.

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