Thursday, April 26, 2012

Friendship is seeding the 7 links to Awakening!

The Blessed Buddha once said:

Just as dawn is the forerunner and the precursor of the rising of the Sun,
so is good and Noble friendship for any disciple the forerunner and
the precursor of the mental emergence of the Seven Links to Awakening!
When a Bhikkhu has a good and Noble friend, it is to be expected that he will
and cultivate these 7 Links to Awakening. And how does a Bhikkhu who
a good & Noble friend develop & cultivate these 7 Links to Awakening?
Here, friends, this Bhikkhu trains, develops, deepens, reinforces 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, ceasing of craving, and culminating in release!
It is in exactly in this way that any Bhikkhu, who has a good and Noble Friend,
trains, grows, intensifies, reinforces & refines the 7 Links to Awakening...

On these 7 Links to Awakening (Sambojjhanga):

Source edited extract:
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V: 101] section 46: The Links. 48: The Sun....

The Sun!
Have a nice & noble day!
Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ] 

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