Buddhism by Numbers

Buddhism is full of numbers. Its earliest known texts include discourses arranged by how many Dharma topics they contain, and a whole section of the Pali canon (Tipitika) is devoted to them. This part of the canon is called the Anguttara Nikaya (often translated as the 'Numerical Discourses'). The method of thinking of Buddhist ideas & practices in terms of numbers continued in later traditions of Buddhism, so that concepts of what constitutes a buddha are divided into three 'bodies.' Anyway, it is hoped that not only mathematicians but anyone with an interest in Buddhism will find much to reflect upon in the articles below. Please, read on!

1 True Type of Friend
2 Fundamental Teachings2 Kinds of Gifts
3 Bases of Merit3 Characteristics, 3 Divine Messengers3 Refuges, 3 True Teachings
4 Divine Abodes, 4 Focuses of Mindfulness4 Noble Truths
5 Aggregates 5 Precepts, 5 Subjects for Recollection5 Trades to Be Avoided
6 Attributes of the Dharma, 6 Kinds of Reverence6 Roots
7 Factors of Awakening
8 Factors of the Path, 8 Worldly Conditions
9 Attributes of the Buddha9 Attributes of the Sangha
10 Duties of a King
12 Conditions
32 Parts of the Body, 38 Highest Blessings

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