Sometimes it seems a bit much to figure out how all the Buddha’s teachings fit together. How exactly do the Four Noble Truths and Noble Eightfold Path fit with the Five Precepts, Four Foundations of Mindfulness, Three Factors of Existence, etc., etc.? And what does any of this have to do with our meditation practice anyways?
Well, some time ago (with thanks to Brenda) I came across a really neat graphical representation of how the Buddha’s teachings actually fit together. For me, being a predominately visually oriented person, this is an especially handy tool! (Forget memorzing all those lists!) It also underscores how wonderfully systematic the Buddhadharma is….