MCTB - Wiki
MCTB is the abbreviation for the title of a book called Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha, an Unusually Hardcore Dharma Book by Daniel Ingram.
It serves as a conceptual and terminological foundation and reference for a significant portion of the discussions on the DhO, and so reading it can be of value to understand what people are writing about and debating.
It is published by Aeon Publications and can be ordered from your local independent bookseller or the standard mega-sites such as Amazon.
A free version is also available on-line at Interactivebuddha.com and here in chapter/wiki form.
As of March, 2012, Daniel has begun to modify this version here to elaborate and expand on various points, so this version will begin to diverge from the original as it is worked on. It contains links to more wiki sections that expand on the original ideas and hopefully will make them more clear.
MCTB Foreword and Warning
MCTB Part I The Fundamentals
- MCTB Introduction to Part I
- MCTB Morality The First and Last Training
- MCTB Concentration The Second Training
- MCTB Wisdom The Third Training
- MCTB The Three Characteristics
- MCTB The Five Spiritual Faculties
- MCTB The Seven Factors of Enlightenment
- MCTB The Three Trainings Revisited
- MCTB The Four Noble Truths
- MCTB Practical Meditation Considerations
Part II: Light and Shadows
- MCTB Introduction to Parts II And III
- MCTB Buddhism vs The Buddha
- MCTB Content and Ultimate Reality
- MCTB What Went Wrong?
- MCTB A Clear Goal
- MCTB Harnessing the Energy of the "Defilements"
- MCTB Right Thought and the Augean Stables
- MCTB From Content to Insight
Part III: Mastery
- MCTB Concentration vs Insight
- MCTB The Concentration States (Samatha Jhanas)
- MCTB No-self vs True Self
- MCTB The Formless Realms
- MCTB The Progress of Insight
- MCTB 1. Mind and Body
- MCTB 2. Cause and Effect
- MCTB 3. The Three Characteristics
- MCTB 4. The Arising and Passing Away
- MCTB 5. Dissolution Entrance to the Dark Night
- MCTB 6. Fear
- MCTB 7. Misery
- MCTB 8. Disgust
- MCTB 9. Desire for Deliverance
- MCTB 10. Re-observation
- MCTB 11. Equanimity
- MCTB 12. Conformity
- MCTB 13. Change of Lineage
- MCTB 14. Path
- MCTB 15. Fruition
- MCTB 16. Review
- MCTB The Vipassana Jhanas
- MCTB How the Maps Help
- MCTB The Three Doors
- MCTB Was that Emptiness?
- MCTB Beyond First Path ("What Next?")
- MCTB Models of the Stages of Enlightenment
- MCTB The Non-Duality Model
- MCTB The Sudden Schools of Awakening
- MCTB The Fundamental Perception Models
- MCTB The Specific Perception Models
- MCTB The Emotional Models
- MCTB The Theravada Four Path Model
- MCTB A Revised Four Path Model
- MCTB A Simple Model
- MCTB The Action Models
- MCTB The Power Models
- MCTB The Tibetan Ten Bhumi Model
- MCTB The Tibetan Five Path Model
- MCTB The Energetic Models
- MCTB The Specific Knowledge Models
- MCTB The Psychological Models
- MCTB The Thought Models
- MCTB The God Models
- MCTB The Physical Models
- MCTB The Radiance Models
- MCTB The Karma Models
- MCTB The Perpetual Bliss Models
- MCTB The Three Kayas
- MCTB The Immortality Models
- MCTB The Transcendence Models
- MCTB The Extinction Models
- MCTB The Love Models
- MCTB The Unity Models
- MCTB The Social Models
- MCTB The Three Yanas
- MCTB Ditching our "Stuff" vs. Ditching the Split
- MCTB The "Nothing to Do" and "You are Already There" Schools
- MCTB Final Points
- MCTB So What's Full Enlightenment?
- MCTB Integration
- MCTB It is Possible!
- MCTB More on the Mushroom Factor
- MCTB So Who the Heck is Daniel M. Ingram?
- MCTB Conclusion and Best Wishes
- MCTB Appendix The Cessation of Perception and Feeling Nirodha Samapatti
This work is the property of Daniel M. Ingram and all rights are reserved. Feel free to quote it so long as you do not quote it out of context or alter the quote.