anumodhanā thanksgiving, appreciation of someone else’s kusala
arahat noble person who has attained the fourth and last stage of enlightenment
Buddha a fully enlightened person who has discovered the truth all by himself, without the aid of a teacher
citta consciousness the reality which knows or cognizes an object
dhamma reality, truth, the teaching
dukkha suffering, unsatisfactoriness of conditioned realities
jhāna absorption which can be attained through the development of calm
kamma intention or volition; deed motivated by volition
kasiṇa disk, used as an object for the development of calm
khandhas aggregates of conditioned realities classified as five groups: physical phenomena, feelings, perception or remembrance, activities or formations (cetasikas other than feeling or perception), consciousness.
kusala wholesome, skilful
lokuttara citta supramundane citta which experiences nibbāna
nāma mental phenomena,including those which are conditioned and also the unconditioned nāma which is nibbāna.
nibbāna unconditioned reality, the reality which does not arise and fall away. The destruction of lust, hatred and delusion. The deathless. The end of suffering
rūpa physical phenomena, realities which do not experience anything
samatha the development of calm
satipaṭṭhāna applicatioms of mindfulness. It can mean the cetasika sati which is aware of realities or the objects of mindfulness which are classified as four applications of mindfulness: Body, Feeling Citta, Dhamma. Or it can mean the development of direct understanding of realities through awareness.
sīla morality in action or speech, virtue
Tathāgata literally “thus gone”, epithet of the Buddha