How to memorize the Pali Tipitaka
On this website i would like to present two systems which should help you if you want to learn longer passages / suttas / books from the Tipitaka, Buddhas own words.
Both systems use a similar approach, but have different approach on the revision pattern.
1.) Memorizing the Tipitaka (System No 1)
2.) How to memorize the Tipitaka (System No 2)
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Some "golden rules" of memorization:
Familiarize yourself with the books general character - make its mnemonic structure your advantage
Learn once - let the mind know that it is expected to retain that which it hears / sees
Then exercise it frequently by reviews
The exercise and review is more important than the mere addition of many verses - whats the use of learning by heart just to lose it?
Give the text you wish to memorize as great a degree of concentrated attention as possible
Try to obtain the memory through as many a sense faculty as possible - try to exercise the weaker faculties -> this will improve your overall performance
Establish as many associations as possible - association is memory's method of indexing
Memorization requires time, work and patience