*******   Nina van Gorkom

published by zolag • London

zolag 46 Fircroft Road Tooting Bec London SW17 7PS  ISBN 1 897633 20 3  All rights reserved.

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Part I: The Universals

 Chapter 1
Contact (phassa)
Chapter 2 
Feeling (vedana)
Chapter 3
Perception (sanna)
Chapter 4
Volition (cetana)
Chapter 5
Volition in the Cycle of Birth and Death
Chapter 6
Concentration (ekaggata)
Chapter 7
Vitality (jivitindriya) and Attention (manasikara)


Part II: The Particulars (Pakinnaka)

  Chapter 8 
Applied thinking (vitakka), sustained thinking (vicara)
Chapter 9 
Determination (adhimokkha) and Energy (viriya)
Chapter 10 
Right Effort of the eightfold Path
Chapter 11
Enthusiasm (piti)
Chapter 12
Zeal (chanda)

Part III: Akusala Cetasikas  

Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Ignorance, Shamelessness, Recklessness and Restlessness
Chapter 15
Attachment (lobha)
Chapter 16
Wrong View (ditthi)
Chapter 17
Conceit (mana)
Chapter 18
Aversion (dosa)
Chapter 19
Envy (issa), Stinginess (macchariya), Regret (kukkucca)
Chapter 20
Sloth (thina), Tropor (middha) and Doubt (vicikiccha)
Chapter 21
Different Groups of Defilements Part I
Chapter 22
Different Groups of Defilements Part II
Chapter 23
Different Groups of Defilements Part III


Part IV: Beautiful Cetasikas (Sobhana cetasikas)

 Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Confidence (saddha)
Chapter 26
Mindfulness (sati)
Chapter 27
Moral Shame and Fear of Blame (hiri and ottappa)
Chapter 28 
Non-Attachment (alobha)
Chapter 29
Non-Aversion (adosa)
Chapter 30
Equanimity (tatramajjhattata)
Chapter 31
Six Pairs of Beautiful Cetasikas

Chapter 32
The Three Abstinences (virati-cetasikas)

Chapter 33
Compassion (karuna) and Sympathetic Joy (mudita)
Chapter 34
Understanding (panna)
Chapter 35
The Stages of Insight 
Chapter 36
Wholesome Deeds


Appendix and Glossary
Appendix 1
Appendix to Chapter 2, Feelings
Appendix 2
Appendix to Chapter 5
Appendix 3
Appendix to Chapter 8
Appendix 4
Appendix to Chapter 9
Appendix 5
Appendix to Chapter 11
Appendix 6
Appendix to Chapter 12 
Appendix 7
Appendix to Chapter 20
Appendix 8
Appendix to Chapter 31
Appendix 9
The Stages of lnsight