Saturday, July 2, 2011

Inducing Enlightenment!

The 7 Links to Awakening lead to Enlightenment!

A not very well known Bhikkhu once asked the Blessed Buddha:
Venerable Sir, 'The 7 Links to Awakening, The 7 Links to Awakening' is it
always said. In what way are they called Links to Awakening?
They lead to Enlightenment, friend, it is therefore they indeed are called
Links to Awakening. Here, Bhikkhu, when one trains, cultivates and refines:
1: The Awareness Link to Awakening: sati-sambojjhanga.
2: The Investigation Link to Awakening: dhammavicaya-sambojjhanga.
3: The Energy Link to Awakening: viriya-sambojjhanga.
4: The Joy Link to Awakening: pīti-sambojjhanga.
5: The Tranquillity Link to Awakening: passaddhi-sambojjhanga.
6: The Concentration Link to Awakening: samādhi-sambojjhanga.
7: The Equanimity Link to Awakening: upekkhā-sambojjhanga.
based upon seclusion, disillusion, and ceasing, maturing & culminating in release,
then these Seven Links to Awakening, becomes Noble and liberating. They lead
one who trains them all out, they lead to utter revulsion, to intense disgust,
to dispassion, to cessation of craving and greed, to peace, to direct knowledge,
to complete destruction of suffering. They lead to Enlightenment, to Nibbāna...

Source (edited extract):

The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. Book [V: 82-83]
46: The Links.19-21: Noble Revulsion leads to Enlightenment....

Have a nice & noble day!
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Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ] 
Inducing Enlightenment!

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