SN V 46.19 Wise and Liberating

SN V 46.19 Wise and Liberating

 

Ariya Sutta #

 

 

“Monks,

These seven supports[1] of awakening,

When developed and cultivated,

are wise[2] and liberating[3],

 

They lead those who train in them

to the Complete Calming of Tension.

 

What Seven?

 

(1) The support of awakening of Presence [of mind]

(2) The support of awakening of Inquiring the Dhamma [4]

(3) The support of awakening of Enthusiasm [5]

(4) The support of awakening of Bliss

(5) The support of awakening of Calm

(6) The support of awakening of Samādhi [6]

(7) The support of awakening Steadiness [of mind]. [7]

 

Thus monks,

These seven supports of awakening,

when developed and increased,

are wise and liberating.

 

They lead those who train in them

to the Complete Calming of Tension.

 

 

[1] Bojjhaṅga: Aṅga: Limbs, sections, factors, aspect, cause, elements, components, constituents, parts, branches, supports, ingredients

[2] Ariya: Wise, virtuous, noble, awakened.

[3] ariyā niyyānikā niyyanti

[4] Dhammavicaya: Experience, investigation.

[5] Vīriya: Endurance, effort, determination, strength, exertion.

[6] Samādhi: Collectedness, meditation, mental composure, mental harmony

[7] Upekkhā: Steady Awareness or presence, poise, strong balance of mind.

 

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