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Syllabus: Junior Part 1

DHAMMA Junior Part 1 - 1 1/2 hour paper

 

1. Life of Buddha: important events from birth to Enlightenment
2. 24 qualities of the Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha
3. History, reasons, results of first 3 Theravada Buddhist Councils – Sangayana
4. Introduction to the Tipitaka. Names of books of Sutta Pitaka, main divisions & commentaries
5. Different types of Dana and Sila
6. Dasa kusala and akusala kamma ~ 10 wholesome and unwholesome deeds
7. Dasa punyakriya ~ 10 meritorious deeds
8. Maha Mangala Sutta ~ verses & meanings
9. Karaniya Metta Sutta ~ verses & meanings
10. Dhammapada stanzas - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 16, 2, 37 and its meanings

 

ABHIDHAMMA Junior Part 1 - 1 1/2 hour paper

 

1. History of Abhidhamma
2. Names of books of Abhidhamma Pitaka and their commentaries
3. Differences of contents of Sutta and Abhidhamma Pitakas
4. Differences between Paramasacca and sammuti sacca (absolute & conventional realities)
5. The 4 Absolute Realities (Paramatthas)
6. Classification of citta into 89 or 121 types

 

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