Monday, April 30, 2012

The 7 Links to Awakening develop Sequentially!

The Blessed Buddha once explained:
Whenever withdrawn in body and withdrawn in mind one reflects on the
-Dhamma, then the
Awareness Link to Awakening arises and develops.
Thus acutely aware one examines that!

Whenever examining a mind state, then the
Investigation Link to Awakening
and develops. While thus being curious & enthusiastically investigating,
energy is aroused!

Whenever energy is aroused in one who is enthusiastic, then the Energy Link
Awakening arises and develops. While energetic & enthusiastic one succeeds:
Therefore Joy is born!
Whenever succeeding in eager joy, then the Joy Link to Awakening arises and
develops. One thus joyous becomes mentally satisfied and therefore calmed
in body and in mind!
Whenever calmed in body and mind, then the Tranquillity Link to Awakening
& develops. One thus satisfied, calmed, serene, settled and tranquil in
body and mind becomes Happy!
Whenever calmed & comfortable in the body and tranquil & happy in the mind,
the Concentration Link to Awakening arises and develops. When mentally
concentrated one reviews all states rationally & reasonably as if from above!
Whenever one well balanced reviews all mental states rationally & reasonably,
the Equanimity Link to Awakening arises and develops. In Equanimity one
and sees things right as they really are and later become.
It is in this very way that The Seven Links to Awakening develop sequentially,
one after the other; successively one
leading to, and producing the next...
On these 7 Links to Awakening (Sambojjhanga):
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V: 67-69] section 46: The Links.3: Morality....
The Sequential Seven!
Have a nice & noble day!
Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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